Docs In Progress ( is an incubator for aspiring and emerging documentary filmmakers. Programs include video production workshops for adults, youths and nonprofit organizations; public screening programs in Takoma Park and Washington, D.C.; artist services for established documentary filmmakers; and Community Stories, a festival that spotlights local stories.

Serves: Metro region

What a donation buys:

•    $250 sponsors a screening where emerging filmmakers can get feedback on their works-in-progress from a real audience.

•    $500 sponsors one night of Community Stories Festival, where local residents can engage with the stories of local people, places, happenings and history as told by local filmmakers.

•    $1,000 provides a spot in a two-week summer youth video production camp for one student.

Volunteer opportunities:

•    One day: Assist with special events, or be a photographer or videographer at programs.

•    Ongoing: Support fundraising, marketing or outreach efforts.

• Internships

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