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

Residencies last 30-90 days and are 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 2015 Filmmaker-in-Residence

Jeff-Krulik.jpgJeff Krulik was selected by a review panel from 21 applications submitted from accomplished filmmakers from all around the world. Based in the Washington DC area, Krulik has 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 the Museum of Modern Art and the Flaherty Film Seminar.

During his residency between April and June, Krulik will focus 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. He will have an office at the Docs In Progress Documentary House and will mentor Docs In Progress Fellows, present clips of his work in a free public program at the Takoma Park Community Center, and teach a workshop.

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Applications for our 2017 Residency will open later this year. Special thanks to the National Endowment for the Arts for supporting our residency program.