Community Stories Festival


THE 10th ANNUAL COMMUNITY STORIES FILM FESTIVAL

NOVEMBER 14-18, 2019

 

 

Since 2010, our annual Community Stories Film Festival is a way to highlight the stories of people, places, and events from our local community. For the last 10 years our film students and local filmmakers have captured the diverse, vibrant, and historic Montgomery County, Maryland, where Docs In Progress is proud to be located. We also believe in the power of documentary to bring community together. Celebrate with us 10 years of stories of people, places, and events at Community Stories Film Festival 2019.

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. Please see the schedule below and follow to the links for more information for each event.

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14

Takoma Park Community Center - 7:30-9:30 PM
Come see short documentaries about local people, places, and happenings from across the Washington DC Metropolitan area. Come meet the filmmakers, some of the folks featured in the films, and celebrate community stories. Find out more here

 
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17
Sandy Spring Museum - 7:00-9:00 PM
Come see short documentaries about local people, places, and happenings from across the Washington DC Metropolitan area. Come meet the filmmakers, some of the folks featured in the films, and celebrate community stories. Find out more here.
 
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15

Docs In Progress Screening Room - 7:30-9:30 PM
Free screening of filmmaker Josh Davidsburg's QUEEN OF THE CAPITAL.  DC Bureaucrat by day, drag queen by night, Muffy Blake Stephyns follows her dream. Find out more here.

 
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18
Silver Spring Civic Building - 7:00-9:00 PM
Come see short documentaries about local people, places, and happenings from across the Washington DC Metropolitan area. Come meet the filmmakers, some of the folks featured in the films, and celebrate community stories. Find out more here.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16 
Free screening of filmmaker Connie Rinehart's GENIUS OF PLACE. This is the story of an architect’s dedication to his community, to the environment, and to historic preservation. Find out more here.
Free screening of ANACOSTIA DELTA: THE LEGACY OF DC'S TELEMASTERS. This special Film & Lecture Series program is presented in collaboration with the Silver Sprint Town Center, Inc. Find out more here.
Free screening of filmmaker Karen Ruckman's IN LORTON'S DARKROOM. This is a documentary short that tells the story of inmates who come of age in DC's notorious Lorton Prison. Find out more here.
 
 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT COMMUNITY STORIES

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.