Community Stories Festival


The next Community Stories Film Festival will be held on March 11-13, 2022 with both in-person and virtual events.  We are currently accepting submissions on FilmFreeway.

The festival focuses on contemporary and historical documentaries about the people, places and events of Maryland, Washington DC and Northern Virginia.

What began in 2010 as a one night showcase of Docs In Progress student work has grown to become a weekend series of public screenings of films by everyone from professional filmmakers to first-time adult and youth filmmakers, sharing stories from our local community. Each year, more than 500 people engage with filmmakers, those who have been filmed, and scholars at screenings, discussions and community workshops.  A Docs signature event, we look forward to presenting Community Stories again.  

Our 2020 program is available here.