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Docs In Progress Holiday Party

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  • Docs In Progress Documentary House

    8700 First Avenue, Silver Spring, MD (map)

    38.997429 -77.032092

  • House at the corner of 1st Ave and Fenwick Lane in downtown Silver Spring.

    Since Docs In Progress has been in the Doc House, we have hosted an annual Winter Holiday Party to celebrate the end of an amazing programming year, bring together our incredible community, preview what's to come in the new year, and raise some funds to support all that we do. This year is no exception, but will be extra poignant because this will be our final event in the Documentary House.

    As you may have already heard, Docs In Progress will be moving in January. As downtown Silver Spring has blossomed in tandem with the growth of our nonprofit organization, we knew that there would only be so much time before commercially-zoned houses like ours would have to make way for new development. While we have loved hosting classes, talks, parties, fellowship meetings, and a home-away-from-home for several thousand filmmakers who have joined us in what has come to be known affectionately as "The Doc House," it is time to open a new chapter.

    Be assured: all the things Docs In Progress is known for in terms of our programs, services, and community are not going away. We are already planning a full slate of programming for 2017, and will be previewing that and our new space at this party. But we also know the Documentary House holds a special place in the heart of many of you, and we wanted to give our community a chance to say a proper goodbye to[masked]st Avenue before we open a new chapter in our new space.

    This is a chance for members of the documentary filmmaking community and our broader community of friends, colleagues, and the curious to mix, mingle, make merry, make memories in the space which has been our home for the past eight years, and look forward to an exciting future for Docs In Progress. 

    In addition to being a great opportunity to network, this event is also central to our end-of-year giving campaign. Docs In Progress is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. This year, your donation will help us as we make our transition.

    To attend the Holiday Party, we ask that you commit to a minimum $25 donation. If you can afford more, please make it on our crowdfunding site at Crowdrise or by check.* All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. All who donate at least $25 will be eligible to win great door prizes, including t-shirts, Docs Insiders membership, and coupons you can cash in towards a discount on the Docs In Progress workshop of your choice.

    Check donations should be made payable to "Docs In Progress" and mailed or brought before December 31 to:

    Docs In Progress
    8700 1st Avenue
    Silver Spring, MD 20910

    If you have additional questions about giving, do not hesitate to contact Erica Ginsberg at[masked] or erica AT docsinprogress DOT org 

    To get advance tickets online, visit

    We are 2 1/2 blocks from the Silver Spring Metro (see map below). Parking in the county garage across the street is free from 7 pm on. 

    Note that the Documentary House does have stairs at the entrance (no railing) and to get to the restrooms on the 2nd floor.

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  • Erica
    Executive Director, Co-Organizer,
    Event Host

    I am the co-founder and Executive Director of Docs In Progress. We've been doing... more

  • Mónica S.
    Marketing Manager, Docs In Progress, Assistant Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Mat
  • Jay
    Board Member, Docs In Progress

    I'm a Docs in Progress board member, film lover, and IT retiree from the University of Maryland.

  • Richard H.
    Silver Spring Documentary Roundtable Facilitator

    Co-moderator of the Docs-in-Progre­ss Documentary Roundtable

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