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One of the most rewarding aspects of documentary filmmaking is seeing your work on a big screen and having a real audience respond to it. Docs In Progress is proud to present several different screening programs:

"Rough cut” screenings by local and visiting filmmakers who are seeking feedback on story structure and character development. These screenings are open to the general public and include a facilitated session where the audience provides constructive feedback on the story structure and character development of these not-quite finished documentaries.  This can be essential to help filmmakers move forward with creative blocks or to get a reality check on a film ahead of distribution.

Since our eponymous program began in 2004, more than 150 films have been workshopped through the screenings, the majority of which have since been completed. Alumni films include Out in the Silence, The List, Let the Fire Burn, The Legend of Cool “Disco” DanFate of a SalesmanThe Last Song Before the WarDeej, and Foreign Puzzle. You can see more about our Work-in-Progress Screening Alums here.

Submit Your Film for a Work-in-Progress Screening 

With the support of the City of Takoma Park, Docs In Progress presents a year-round documentary screening program as part of the We Are Takoma arts series. These programs include screenings of completed works by Docs In Progress alumni filmmakers of finished films and "Vintage Film" nights of archival and public domain footage curated by Richard Hall.

Once a year, Docs In Progress organizes a multi-day festival which spotlights films on local topics produced both by our students and by others in the community. Find out more.

Check out upcoming screenings below. Click on "Buy tickets" or "RSVP to Event" to get more details.