Docs In Progress is celebrating its 10th anniversary on Tuesday, May 20 with Decade of Docs, a special evening for the Washington DC area's filmmaking community. This event will honor the past 10 years of Docs In Progress and the filmmakers we have helped to nurture while also looking forward to the future. Ten years and more than 1000 filmmakers later, Docs In Progress is honoring the achievements of its community with a series of awards for alumni of its film programs, as well as a special award for Sky Sitney for her contributions to the Washington DC documentary film community during her eight years with the Silverdocs/AFI Docs Film Festival. Sitney will also join filmmaker Doug Block (51 Birch Street, 112 Weddings, The D-Word), Documentary Center Director Nina Seavey, and StoryCodeDC's Felicia Pride for a special panel discussion on the future of documentary film and filmmaking.
2014 marks the 10th anniversary of Docs In Progress' very first work-in-progress screening program. As we count down the weeks to our big commemorative event on May 20, our board members are already starting to celebrate by hosting a series of houseparties with some very special guests.
These "Decade of Docs FUNdraisers" are built around different themes and will give guests the opportunity to mix and mingle, enjoy some good drinks and nosh, and meet special guests who reflect just a slice of what makes the DC documentary film community incredible.