January is a time for new beginnings. If documentary filmmaking or gaining a better appreciation for documentary is part of your plan for the year, here are some upcoming programs and opportunities from Docs In Progress which may be beneficial.
WORK-IN-PROGRESS SCREENING THURSDAY, JANUARY 10 IN TAKOMA PARK
We start out the year on Thursday, January 10 with a FREE Work-in-Progress Screening in Takoma Park of two documentaries which are very appropriate for the season. 2018 Fellow Angela Pinaglia will present Life In Synchro which takes us to the ice on a journey with the ladies of synchronized ice skating. Tom Reitter documents a band of hearty senior citizens bicycling 2,700 miles from Montana to Alaska. Join us to watch these films and be a part of the creative process by providing feedback to the filmmakers to help them move forward on completing their films. The event is free and open to both filmmakers and the general public. Learn more and get free tickets.
LEARN HOW TO MAKE A DOCUMENTARY OR IMPROVE YOUR SKILLS
Winter Workshops begin the first week of February but take advantage now of earlybird fees
A new year is often a time to focus on improving your skills and know-how. Whether you are a seasoned documentary producer looking to get more hands-on editing skills or someone who has always wanted to learn how to make a documentary, we have a number of programs coming up that are of interest. Take advantage of earlybird rates. Scroll down to see the full calendar.
Now in its sixth year, the Docs In Progress Fellowship provides selected emerging filmmakers from across the Washington DC/Baltimore Metro area monthly facilitated meetings where they come together to share progress with projects and get feedback and advice on issues related to the documentary landscape, work/life balance, and the creative process. If you need accountability and a fresh start for your work-in-progress, consider applying for the 2019 Fellowship. We'll be hosting a lunchtime phone info session with the facilitator and former Fellows on Friday, January 11. The deadline to apply is Friday, January 18. Learn more.
SUBMIT YOUR WORK-IN-PROGRESS FOR FEEDBACK
If you are a documentary filmmaker with a work in progress which could benefit from one of Docs In Progress programs or services, take note of the following deadlines:
January 15: Deadline to submit a rough cut on an environmental topic for our March Docs In the City Program at the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital. Featuring feedback from special guest Judith Helfand. Learn more.
January 15: Deadline to submit your rough cut on any topic for our April Work-in-Progress Screening. Learn more.
January 15: Deadline to submit your trailer or scene for our March Roundtable (DC/MD/VA filmmakers only). Learn more.
PAID TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES AND INTERNSHIPS WITH DOCS IN PROGRESS
Docs In Progress is expanding our current teaching roster. We are looking for additional instructors for our seasonal Intro to Documentary Production workshop (a Saturday class for adults) and two youth summer daycamps in July and August. We also accept proposals for other workshops you think would be of interest to our community.
We are also accepting applications for our summer internships. This is an opportunity for upper level undergrads, grad students, or emerging filmmakers to get real-world, hands-on experience with media arts instruction by assisting teaching artists with our summer camps for youth and elders. Includes a travel stipend and professional development sessions to help advance your career-building skills.
CALENDAR OF UPCOMING DOCS IN PROGRESS PROGRAMS AND DEADLINES
July 8-19: Youth Summer Camp: Activist Video (Takoma Park) SAVE THE DATES
More programs are coming. Stay tuned...