Our Filmmaker-in-Residence is a seasoned documentarian who receives space and honoraria to develop a new project and share with the community.   

In 2017, the residency will take place during a window between May 22-June 30 for as little as two weeks or as much as six weeks, depending on the preferences of the selected filmmaker.

The Filmmaker-in-Residence is determined through a competitive application process. The Filmmaker-in-Residence receives office space, honoraria, and access to Docs In Progress and other Washington-area resources, and an honoraria in exchange for teaching a workshop, serving as a mentor, and screening and discussing work. 

Meet our Previous Filmmaker-in-Residence

Jeff-Krulik.jpgJeff Krulik (2015 Filmmaker-in-Residence) was selected by a review panel from applications submitted from accomplished filmmakers from all around the world. Based in the Washington DC area, Krulik has more than 30 years of experience directing documentaries which explore the fringes of popular culture (Heavy Metal Parking LotErnest Borgine on the Bus, and Led Zeppelin Played Here, among others). His career has taken him from the heyday of public access television to indie cult status as a documentarian honored by MoMA and the Flaherty Film Seminar.

During his residency, Krulik focused on media management for his extensive collection of video footage, including completed projects, source tapes, incomplete projects, and outtakes in preparation for creating an online portal of material and developing a film archives of his work. That archives is now housed at the Mass Media & Culture Collections within the University of Maryland Libraries Special Collections & University Archives.


Applications for our 2017 Residency are now closed. Applicants will be notified by the first week of May.

Special thanks to the National Endowment for the Arts for supporting our residency program.