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Docs In Progress Inc

Docs In Progress Inc
CROWDRISE : Nov 02, 2016
Tax ID: 20-2784718
BASED: Silver Spring, MD, United States


Our Mission

Creating Community Through Documentary

Docs In Progress is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which gives individuals the tools to tell stories through documentary film to educate, inspire, and transform the way people view their world.


Based in Silver Spring, Maryland (just outside of Washington DC), Docs In Progress serves aspiring, emerging, and established documentary filmmakers in the mid-Atlantic region and beyond.

We create and foster a supportive community for documentary filmmakers. By developing, encouraging, and celebrating new and diverse voices in documentary film, we also seek to deepen the public’s experience, understanding, and appreciation for documentary as a form of art and expression. We do this by offering an array of programs and services aimed at aspiring and experienced documentary filmmakers and the broader community. 

Docs in Progress is committed to...

  • Offering opportunities for documentary filmmakers to be immersed in an environment where they can explore the art of cinematic storytelling and have the freedom to make films that reflect a diverse range of topics and viewpoints.
  • Maintaining a supportive artistic environment built on honesty, trust and openness that allows filmmakers to share ideas, learn from others and develop their individual potential. 
  • Connecting the public with documentary filmmakers and their work in the belief that this form of engagement enhances the work of the filmmakers, public understanding of the creative process, and the artistic, cultural, and civic life of the community. 
  • Cultivating collaborative community partnerships that encourage and inspire new levels of creativity.

Docs In Progress has a GuideStar Silver Exchange Seal and has been vetted as "One of the Best" nonprofits in the Washington DC Metropolitan area by the Catalogue for Philanthropy.

Tax ID: 20-2784718 •


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