The Institute for Documentary Filmmaking is an advanced, six-month, nine-credit program that leads to a Graduate Certificate in Documentary Filmmaking. It is held annually between January and June at George Washington University and has been named one of the top ten documentary film programs in the nation. The 2018 Institute begins January 16 and goes through June 30.
For many, it is an excellent substitute for attending a two or three year film school. Thus, the program is fast-paced, calls for a high degree of collaboration amongst students, and requires a strong commitment to all aspects of the program’s pedagogy. Many participants do not have any media or filmmaking backgrounds, while others have extensive experience in these fields, so prior technical experience is not a requirement.
The priority deadline for the 2018 Institute is November 1, 2017.
More information: https://documentarycenter.gwu.edu/study