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2016 Documentary Inspiration Awards Wrap-Up

September 30, 2015

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On Tuesday, September 29, 2016, Docs In Progress honored director Marshall Curry and editor Matthew Hamachek at our first ever Documentary Inspiration Awards.  Enthusiastic audience members braved ...

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Is this Idea Too Nutty?

August 08, 2015

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"I realized that the good-natured drama of me negotiating with my daughters was more engaging than any script I could concoct." Bonnie Rich (2015 Fellow) is our guest blogger this month. She has t...

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Ethical Responsibilities of Documentary

July 01, 2015

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"As someone sharing the stories of a community to which I do not belong, I feel a heavy responsibility to portray them with accuracy and dignity." Hanna Stawicki (2015 Fellow) has been thinking a ...

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Roundtable Roundup: Insurance

June 26, 2015

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What kinds of insurance does a documentary filmmaker need for a production company and/or a project? Meghan Shriver from MDP Inc. recently demystified the different kinds of insurance, including ge...

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AFI DOCS 2015: A PREVIEW

June 08, 2015

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June is upon us and so too is the DMV's biggest week of documentary. AFI DOCS returns to the area June 17-21, 2015. This year the festival is showcasing more than 80 films over the course of five d...

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Finding Fun and Foresight at Festivals

June 05, 2015

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2015 Fellow Emma Mankey-Hidem recently attended several film festivals as part of planning for the life of her own film BLUE RIDGE BARNUM. "The biggest benefit, especially for anyone who will even...

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Perspectives on TUGG and GATHR

June 01, 2015

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Minnesota-based filmmaker Jan Selby from Quiet Island Films recently visited Docs In Progress while she was in town for the Washington DC premiere of her latest film BEYOND THE DIVIDE. While she wa...

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