My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Docs in Progress, Inc., Silver Spring, MD, USA
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.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I have personally experienced the results of this organization in that I have a better understanding of the complex issues of copyrights and licensing in doc films. It was a question that was foremost at this particular juncture. So, the discussion was timely and relevant to my project needs.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Have a branch in Baltimore.! Okay, that is self-serving...and I know not likely. But the good news is that I will have a car soon.
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.