Documentary Roundtable

Submit Your Trailer for Feedback at a Roundtable 



Each month, Docs In Progress and Women in Film and Video-DC co-host the Documentary Roundtable. Usually held on the second Monday of every month, these free meetings switch off between Washington DC and Silver Spring. The Washington DC meetings organized by WIFV are focused on getting expert advice on topics related to documentary filmmaking while the Silver Spring meetings organized by Docs In Progress are focused on peer feedback. 

All Documentary Roundtable meetings are FREE and you do NOT need to be a WIFV member, Docs Insider, or alum of Docs In Progress to participate. This is a great way to get to know others in the DC-area documentary filmmaking community, build your network and know-how, and find out about other offerings of these two organizations.

2016 Schedule of Roundtables (Networking begins at 6:30 pm, Program at 7:00 pm)

Monday, January 11             Interface Media
Washington DC

Working with Al Jazeera America
with Cynthia Kane, Al Jazeera America


Monday, February 8 Docs In Progress
Silver Spring, MD   

Trailer Night and Networking


Monday, March 14 Interface Media
Washington DC

Legal Issues for Investigative Documentaries
with Katie Townsend, 
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press


Monday, April 11 Docs In Progress
Silver Spring, MD

Meet Prospective Collaborators for Doc Around the Clock 
plus Trailer Night and Networking 

Thursday, May 26 Interface Media
Washington DC          

Narration in Documentaries (held jointly with WIFV's Talent Roundtable)
with VO Artists Craig Sechler, Christopher Walker, Melissa Leebaert,
and Keila Woodard who casts VO talent for Investigation Discovery


No Roundtable in June  

Instead join us for the Docs In Progress Summer Party on Friday, June 24
Find out more.


Monday, July 11 Interface Media
Washington DC

Conducting Interviews with "Real" People
Amy De Louise, Author of The Producer's Playbook: Real People on Camera
Find out more.


Monday, August 8 Docs In Progress
Silver Spring, MD

Trailer Night and Networking.
Find out more.


Monday, September 12 Interface Media
Washington DC

Fiscal Sponsorship for Documentaries
with Melissa Houghton from WIFV and Erica Ginsberg from Docs In Progress


Monday, October 10 Docs In Progress
Silver Spring, MD

Trailer Night and Networking. Deadline to Submit is September 15.


Monday, November 14 Interface Media
Washington DC

 Topic to be announced.


No Roundtable in December  

Instead join us for the Docs In Progress Winter Party on Friday, December 9



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