At NW Documentary, award-winning professionals provide the tools, instruction, and constructive encouragement to discover, research, write, and record important stories. We share what we love, so that others can gain the confidence, skills, and inspiration to tell their own stories and the stories they care about.
We emphasize a learning-by-doing approach, where students, interns and volunteers are actively engaged in telling stories–encouraging creativity, problem solving, and collaboration.
At the end of each term, we premiere completed works at our popular Homegrown DocFest. Films created through our workshops have continued to travel far and wide, winning prestigious awards and screening at festivals around the world.
We host three terms of workshops every year. The general schedule is: February-April (Spring term), June-August (Summer term), October-December (Fall term). Dates for each term are announced at the end of the previous term.
Click here to read about upcoming workshops. Feel free to email or call us to ask questions or register for workshops.
Documentary Explorers Camp – Check out our summer OMSI Youth Camps and sign up here.
Click on our 2016 Summer Catalog below.