I feel Docs aim is to first schmoze and booze you and fail to to adequately inform patrons that their facilites are under par despite their partnerships they have attached to the bare bones of their orginization is a for profit below rate editing house with staff that is not adept to the current state of affairs, technolgy and people.
Sorry to hear that you had a less-than-satisfactory experience with Docs In Progress. Just to clarify, Docs In Progress is not a for-profit organization. Nor are we an editing house. Since you do not identify yourself by name or what specific experience you had with Docs In Progress to lead you to this conclusion, it would be difficult to address your concerns further in this forum. However, I would welcome you to contact me directly to discuss this since we take any experiences -- positive or negative -- by our constituency very seriously.
I have been a film programmer in the past but am new at producing documentary films, my favorite genre. I met Erica from Docs in Progress at a Creative Alliance program in Baltimore and knew immediately that this was the organization that would be incredibly helpful to my learning curve. And so it has been. I recently attended a presentation at Docs in Progress and besides being full of usable information from three top notch presenters, it was also incredibly inspiring to sit in a room of other documentary filmmakers. I felt like I found a place to ask questions, to exchange ideas and information and, most importantly, to learn. i had found "my tribe." I look forward to fully participating in Docs in Progress and am exceedingly grateful for this wonderful organization. Also, I took the MARC train and subway from Baltimore to the SIlver Spring to the program. So, I really appreciate that it's located near the metro station.
Fortune 27, thanks for your kind comments. We do have a number of Baltimore-area filmmakers among our alumni and maintain connections there through our screening programs at Creative Alliance and connections to local film schools. We hope to continue to grow this focus since we know there is a small but vibrant documentary community in Baltimore.