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NORTHERN VIRGINIA, VA – Community Stories Film Festival and Workshops – FREE to FEE

Docs In Progress is pleased to present its Community Stories Film Festival next week.  This annual festival highlights the stories of people, places, and events from our local community produced by local filmmakers.  It also features several community filmmaking workshops.


Opening Night Feature Screening – Wednesday, November 9 from 8:45-10:00 pm

Indivisible by Hilary Lippert Linder (Docs In Progress Fellow and Fiscal Sponsoree)
Amidst the political rhetoric of walls, three young people are working to prove that love knows no borders. Renata, Evelyn, and Antonio were young children when their parents brought them to the United States in search of a better life. They were teenagers when their mothers, fathers, and siblings were deported.  Today, they are known as Dreamers. Join them at a pivotal moment in their lives as they fight for a pathway to citizenship and a chance to be reunited with their loved ones.  Following the screening, director Hilary Linder and editor Laura Franco-Velasco will participate in a Q&A with the audience.
at AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, MD
followed by an afterparty at Not Your Average Joe’s, just steps away.

Find out more and get tickets


Short Documentaries by Local Filmmakers – Thursday, November 10 from 7:30-10:00 pm

See 12 short documentaries on local topics made by local filmmakers, including Brittany Alexander, Guillaume Carel, Noora Hamid, Janessa Jackson, Noelle Julian, Marcela Ossandon Avetikian, Lisa Walton, Gandhi Brigade Youth Media, Meridian Hill Pictures, Rebecca Carroll, Andrew Shankman, Joseph Dzikiewicz, Jaclyn O’Laughlin, Vanina Harel, Aditi Desai, Jay Mallin, Jerome Barney, Matthew Wright, Aldo Bello, Chris O’Leary, Jodi Sakol, Vienna Maglio, Nasreen Alkhateeb, and Emma Kouguell.
at Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium in Takoma Park, MD
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Docs In Progress Panel on Getting Started in Documentary Filmmaking – Friday, November 11 from 3:00-4:00 pm
at Chuck Levin’s Music Center in Wheaton, MD
presented by our friends at the Wheaton Film Festival
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Workshop on How to Make Documentaries with a Smart Phone  – Saturday, November 12 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
at Docs In Progress in Silver Spring, MD
Space is limited.
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Workshop on How to Get Great Interviews  – Saturday, November 12 from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
at Docs In Progress in Silver Spring, MD
Space is limited.
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