Docs in the City Screenings


This film screening series from Docs In Progress pairs seasoned and emerging documentary filmmakers whose films share a genre or theme. Each program includes a screening of a work-in-progress by an emerging documentary filmmaker followed by a feedback session with the audience and the seasoned filmmaker as respondent. This will be followed by a new look at an iconic film by the seasoned filmmaker.

We are planning upcoming Docs In The City screenings for spring and summer 2018. Stay tuned for more details and our call for submissions for works-in-progress.


October 7, 2017: Spotlight on Coming of Age
In partnership with the Center for Media and Social Impact at American University
We explored what it means to come of age while the cameras are rolling with a Work-in-Progress Screening of Stephanie Lucas' Work in Progress and a Revisit-an-Iconic Film screening of Michèle Stephenson and Joe Brewster's American Promise. Find out more.

August 6, 2017: Spotlight on Personal Documentaries
In partnership with the Washington Jewish Film Festival
Things got personal as we delved into the lives of two filmmakers and their families in an exploration of the genre of personal documentary with a Work-in-Progress Screening of Bonnie Rich's Searching for My Jewish Soul and a Revisit-a-Classic screening of Doug Block's 51 Birch Street. Find out more.

This program is organized by Docs In Progress and made possible through the support of


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