Community Stories Festival


THE 10th ANNUAL COMMUNITY STORIES FESTIVAL
WILL TAKE PLACE FROM NOVEMBER 13-18, 2019

Events will take place at Docs In Progress, the Takoma Park Community Center, the Sandy Spring Museum, and the Silver Spring Civic Building. We will be announcing the full program within the next few weeks. To be informed of when RSVPs open up, sign up for the Docs In Progress mailing list.

If you are a filmmaker who has submitted a film for consideration for the festival, we will be following up with you shortly. Thanks for your patience.

 

 

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.