Filmmaking Workshops


Whether you consider yourself a seasoned professional, an emerging filmmaker, or a beginner, Docs In Progress offers a range of adult education programs focused on documentary filmmaking. Beginners may want to check out our introductory production, pre-production, editing, and storytelling classes and webinars. Those filmmakers with more experience can find a variety of professional development workshops, bootcamps, panels, expert talks, master classes, and other programs focused on everything from taking your camerawork or editing to the next level to developing a fundraising strategy to honing your pitch. We also offer educational programs for youth and nonprofit organizations. Think you may want to take a lot of workshops? Save by becoming a Docs Insider Premium member or getting an All-Access Pass


  • September 18: The Essentials of Documentary Storytelling Get More Info
  • September 20: Choosing the Right Camera Package For Your Documentary Get More Info
  • September 25: The Big Picture of Documentary Structure Get More Info
  • October 2: Documentary Structure Case Studies Get More Info
  • October 10-31: Backpack Filmmaking Bootcamp 2: Practical Solo Production Get More Info
  • October 15-16: Archival Media Research Bootcamp at the World's Best Facilities Get More Info
  • October 18: Your First Documentary: Getting From Idea to Reality Get More Info
  • October 25: Creating Legacy Videos Get More Info
  • October 27: Documentary Interviewing Skills Bootcamp Get More Info
  • October 30: Getting Started - Budgeting For Documentaries Get More Info
  • November 7: Making the Most of Your Film Festival Experience Get More Info
  • November 10: Filmmaking at Your Fingertips - The Smartphone Documentarian POSTPONED TO 2019
  • November 17: Cinematography Workshop For Documentaries Get More Info

Click on "Register," "RSVP" or "Get Tickets" for full details on upcoming educational programs for filmmakers below
(note that there is an extra scroll bar within the embedded upcoming programs, so you may need to scroll or click to a second page to see all that we have to offer in the next few months).