NOVEMBER 8-14, 2018
Documentary Screenings, Salons and Discussions celebrating the stories and storytellers from our local community.
THE COMMUNITY STORIES FESTIVAL IS MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE SUPPORT OF
ABOUT COMMUNITY STORIES
Docs In Progress is proud to be based in diverse, vibrant, and historic Montgomery County, Maryland just outside Washington DC. We also believe in the power of documentary to bring community together. Since 2010, our annual Community Stories Festival is a way to highlight the stories of people, places, and events from our local community. The festival is open to the public and gives local residents a chance to learn more about their communities and meet both the filmmakers and people featured in the films.
The festival features films made by professional filmmakers in our community which spotlight local stories, as well as works produced by adults and youth in our our production classes and camps. To allow these first-time filmmakers to focus on learning effective storytelling and the technical aspects of using a camera and editing equipment, we identify local individuals, small businesses, and nonprofits for the students to profile in short videos.
Below are just a handful of Community Stories profile videos which have been made by our students over the years. You can see even more on our Youtube page.