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How I Spent My Summer: Part 1 (Aviva Kempner)

September 20, 2009

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  It's a rite of fall for schoolchildren to share with each other how they spent their summer breaks.  We thought we'd ask the same of colleagues in the documentary community by asking some Docs In...

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Wrap-Up from SilverDocs 2009

July 13, 2009

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In this instant-gratification-60-character-status-update age, it may seem a little odd to be writing up my reflections on a film festival which ended three weeks ago.  But it has taken me that long...

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Silverdocs is coming...Don't go hungry.

June 13, 2009

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SILVERDOCS begins Monday night and Silver Spring is about to become the world capital of all things documentary.  While I probably won't have much time to blog during the festival itself, I will de...

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Come hang out with us at SILVERDOCS

June 06, 2009

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It's that time of year again.  SILVERDOCS is coming June 15-22, bringing with it the promise of documentaries, filmmakers, and great dialogues around all things documentary - reacting to films, pan...

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Docs In Progress Alumni Unite!

March 26, 2009

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It is hard to believe that it has been nearly five years since Docs In Progress screened its first two documentary works in progress.  Swing dancing and China's Cultural Revolution were the topics ...

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Fundraising in a Slow Economy

January 14, 2009

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With the economic downturn upon us, it would seem that the outlook for documentary funding in the United States looks bleak. Individual donors are tightening their belts. State and local government...

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In Memory of Brent Hurd

December 06, 2008

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In a season where there is so much good news to report about Docs In Progress and our alumni, we also wanted to share some sad news. Some of you may already know about the untimely death of Brent H...

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The Art of the Elevator Pitch

October 01, 2008

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Just when you least expect it, you may be in a situation where you have an opportunity to pitch to a potential funder, broadcaster, distributor, or someone else who can have a positive influence on...

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DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER AS PROJECT MANAGER

April 20, 2008

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Docs In Progress’ newest partner Sam Hampton has many years of experience as a consultant to organizations looking to manage their projects better. He sees definite parallels between the work of th...

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When Should I Have a Website for My Film?

August 29, 2006

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Since Docs in Progress is starting a new online presence with Docs Interactive, it seems appropriate that our first question is about websites. The question is no longer "should" you have a website...

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