Docs in Progress serves an invaluable role for burgeoning and established documentary filmmakers alike. Their workshops, networking events, financial support and professional opportunities serve a crucial role in the DC/Maryland area. And for filmmakers like myself, who travel to Silverdocs, their partnership with that festival only deepens that experience every year. Of special note is their enthusiasm - this can make all the difference in the world to a filmmaker. I support them heartily and hope others do too.