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We are the professional Documentary Filmmakers Group in northern California. We meet to review a member's film to provide insight or advice — at all stages of their project; and we meet periodically for socializing or special events. We also meet if a member has a challenge that they would like other filmmaker's perspective.

Our members range from beginners to veteran documentary filmmakers.

Group Objective: Provide a place to connect with like-minded documentarians. Review, discuss, and then provide constructive perspectives for members' films. Be a sounding board for members' issues or challenges with their projects.

Group Purpose: Camaraderie with like-minded Documentarians. Encourage and celebrate each other throughout our projects and successes.

This is not a networking group. 

Any member seeking work, or, pitching services/products, will be immediately and permanently banned.

This is not a technical support group.

This is not a workshop for learning the basics of filmmaking.

This is not for members looking for someone to make their films for them.

This is not a group for novices, or, people who are just interested in filmmaking to see free films.

How to become a member:

Membership is not an automatic.  You must pay the $10 annual fee and comply with the membership rules.

Membership is not guaranteed just because you signed up.  Membership depends on space limitations, or failure to comply with sign-up requirements, or because your experience level/expertise may not be what qualifies for membership, so, your request could be declined.

You must comply with the following instructions for membership

1. Must provide a clear photo of your face — Close-up, no sunglasses, no hat, no objects, nor other people.

2. Must be a documentary filmmaker with an active project; plus provide proof of status.

3. Pay the annual fee of $10, which goes toward the high meetup fees, and other operating costs.

4. Must use your real name — first and last.

5. Must keep confidential, all things you see and hear in this group.

Note: failure to comply with any of 1-5 above, will result in your request being denied.


We're 12 documentarians

New members must be approved by the Organizer

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Founded May 23, 2016



This Meetup is community funded


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