Community Initiatives

Center Screen

The Documentary Center co-sponsors screenings of select films at our conveniently-located downtown DC GWU campus venues.
Our available spaces include:

  • The Jack Morton Auditorium, housed in the Media and Public Affairs Building is a fixed seat venue with a capacity of 244.  The Auditorium offers full TV production capability, digital sound and video recording and video conferencing.  
  • The MPA B07, is located on the lower level of the Media and Public Affairs Building, and accomodates up to 142 people.  This space serves as an auditorium and classroom, great for smaller screenings, workshops, and seminars

Click here to get a 360 view of the Media and Public Affairs building.  If you are interested in screening your documentary film with us, please contact us with information about your film or event at gwdocs@gwu.edu for consideration.


Docs In Progress

The Documentary Center is a long-time partner and Washington screening home for Silver Spring-based "Docs in Progress."  This bi-monthly screening series, headed by Erica Ginsburg, presents Washington area documentary-makers a forum in which to workshop their films as they are in the process of creation.  All members of the GW and Washington publics are invited to participate in the lively discussions of these works-in-progress.  

Screenings are held at GWU every other month throughout the year.

For more information concerning dates, times of Docs in Progress screenings, and submission information, visit the Docs in Progress website.


The Documentary Center is committed to encouraging and promoting the work of both established and emerging filmmakers. We are engaged in two central community-based efforts that are the focal points of this commitment.