Community Stories Festival Intro

NOVEMBER 8-14, 2018


Documentary Screenings, Filmmaking Workshops, Salons and Discussions celebrating the stories and storytellers from our local community.

DATE/TIME 

LOCATION EVENT

Thursday
November 8
7:30-9:30 pm

 

Takoma Park
Community Center

SHORTS PROGRAM I
Produced by Docs In Progress students
and professional filmmakers.

RSVPs for this free program will open by mid-October

Presented as part of We Are Takoma with the City of Takoma Park

Friday
November 9

 

TBD

Program to be Announced

 

Saturday
November 10


 

Docs In Progress

Program to be Announced

Sunday
November 11

Sandy Spring Museum

SHORTS PROGRAM II
Produced by Docs In Progress students
and professional filmmakers.

RSVPs for this free program will open by mid-October

Co-presented with the Sandy Spring Museum 

Monday
November 12

 

Story District

SCREENING OF LIFE IS RICH
followed by a panel discussion on the film
and different approaches to first person storytelling
with local filmmaker Bonnie Rich
and representatives from Story District and Docs In Progress

Registration for this program will open by mid-October

Tuesday
November 13

 TBD

Program to be Announced

Wednesday
November 14
Silver Spring Civic Building

SHORTS PROGRAM III
Produced by Docs In Progress students
and professional filmmakers.

RSVPs for this free program will open by mid-October

Co-presented with Silver Spring Town Center, Inc.

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.