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Jason OsderDirector of Let the Fire Burn

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Sam Hampton Teaching Artist and Co-Founder

Meeting and working with Docs In Progress in its early days flipped a switch, so to speak, giving me the confidence and solid direction I needed to become a documentary filmmaker. In time, I helped take the organization to the next level – becoming a nonprofit, finding a permanent space, and creating what Docs In Progress is today. For them, I became the third founder. For me, I became a part of a special community of storytellers that included all walks of life, teaching and learning togethe... Read more
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Erica GinsbergExecutive Director and Co-Founder

I love helping people who may not be trained filmmakers, but have important stories to tell. They have the passion, the drive, and the access. We just help them develop their confidence, skills, and savvy to get their films made and seen. Read more
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Nina SeaveyDirector, The Documentary Center at the ...

There are only two things that documentary filmmakers really want: the first is to have the opportunity to exhibit their work and the second is for their creative process to be discussed in a thoughtful and provocative way with their peers. Docs In Progress has consistently given both of these gifts to local filmmakers -- making the organization essential to the Washington DC documentary community. Read more
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Melissa HoughtonExecutive Director, Women in Film a...

Docs in Progress is a great resource for documentary filmmakers to work with established professionals to bring interesting, under-told stories to screens. Their mix of hands-on training with informative programs is a valuable resource for any mediamaker to hone their craft or fine tune their stories.   Read more
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Doug BlockDirector of 112 Weddings and

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Danielle BeverlyDirector of Old South and ...

Docs In Progress serves an invaluable role for burgeoning and established documentary filmmakers alike. Of special note is their enthusiasm - this can make all the difference in the world to a filmmaker. Read more
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Kiley KraskouskasDirector of Last Song Before t...

As an independent filmmaker myself, operating on modest budgets, I am grateful that many Docs in Progress programs are incredibly affordable yet packed with knowledgeable and passionate experts.   Read more
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Heather TaylorDirector of Breaking Through the ...

If you would like to find a supportive community while navigating the various avenues in telling your story via film, I highly recommend getting involved with Docs In Progress. Read more
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Adele SchmidtTeaching Artist and Co-Founder

The filmmakers who come through the doors of Docs In Progress always bring an amazing passion and commitment when it comes to developing their documentaries. We are just as passionate and committed to helping those filmmakers find new ways to articulate and share their stories with the outside world.   Read more
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