Filmmaking Workshops for Teens

Every spring and summer, Docs In Progress offers documentary filmmaking workshops which give youth participants the tools to express themselves through video in a fun and educational small group environment.

In-Person Session | August 9 - 20
This workshop will be held in-person at the Docs In Progress office in downtown Silver Spring and is open to youth ages 13 - 17. Participants will work in small teams to plan, shoot and edit a short documentary. Under staff supervision, participants will work in and around downtown Silver Spring to film their stories.

The workshop participants will be provided access and training with video cameras and editing equipment. Final film projects will be shown on the last day of the program in a mini-film festival for family and friends. The documentaries may also be featured at the Community Stories Film Festival later in the year. 

The program runs from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm each weekday. We have a refrigerator for campers to store their lunches. We provide water and snacks throughout the day. The workshop is capped at 10 students.

To register for the In-person Session workshop, SIGN UP HERE.

Below are a few of the documentaries produced by the young filmmakers in the 2020 virtual workshop.