• The Institute for Documentary Filmmaking

    The Institute for Documentary Filmmaking

    A Six-Month Intensive Graduate Certificate Program in Non-Fiction Storytelling.

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Why Get a Certificate in Documentary Filmmaking from GW?

Tops in the Nation

Tops in the Nation

An intensive six-month graduate certificate – offered annually January to June – named “one of the top ten documentary film programs in
the U.S.”

Hands-On Learning

Hands-On Learning

Learn documentary principles and methods as well as hands-on techniques using state-of-the-art equipment to create a short documentary film as a team.

Learn from the Best

Learn from the Best

Taught by working professionals and an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker named “one of the top fifty journalism professors in
the U.S.”

Internships and Networking

Internships and Networking

Connect with working filmmakers through internships, screenings, peer-to-peer events, and film festivals.


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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Taught January Through June
  • No GRE Required
  • Evening and Weekend Classes
  • Open to All Graduate Students and Working Professionals
  • No Filmmaking Experience Needed
  • A Passion for Non-Fiction Storytelling Required
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