Our 2018 Filmmaker Residency is now Open for Applications - Deadline to Apply is April 20
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Our Filmmaker-in-Residence is a seasoned documentarian who receives office space, honoraria, and access to Docs In Progress and other Washington-area resources. The resident also shares knowledge with the Docs In Progress and broader community by teaching a workshop, serving as a mentor to our Fellows, and screening and discussing work. The Filmmaker-in-Residence is determined through a competitive application process and most take residence in the summertime for anywhere between two and six weeks. To apply, please first review our application guidelines


2017 - André Perez (from Chicago, IL)
André is an oral historian, educator, filmmaker, and community organizer. His passion is empowering marginalized communities through media production, leadership development, and creating platforms to share underrepresented stories. While at Docs In Progress, André focused on  America In Transition, a documentary series that takes a look at social change from the perspective of transgender people in marginalized communities. In addition to workshopping and screening segments from the series, he also gave a talk on how models from community organizing, interactive design, and citizen journalism can help move towards more just, collaborative, and participatory storytelling. America In Transition has since screened in dozens of cities across the country.


2015 - Jeff Krulik (from Silver Spring, MD) 
With more than 30 years of experience directing documentaries which explore the fringes of popular culture (Heavy Metal Parking LotErnest Borgine on the Bus, and Led Zeppelin Played Here, among others), Jeff Krulik's career has taken him from the heyday of public access television to indie cult status as a documentarian honored by MoMA and the Flaherty Film Seminar. During his residency, Krulik focused on media management for his extensive collection of video footage, including completed projects, source tapes, incomplete projects, and outtakes in preparation for creating an online portal of material and developing a film archives of his work. That archives is now housed at the Mass Media & Culture Collections within the University of Maryland Libraries Special Collections & University Archives.


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