Student Work

Institute Capstone Projects

Student work


In the final two months of the Institute for Documentary Filmmaking, students work as a group to develop and produce a short film. This is the capstone project of the Institute experience. Many of these student-produced documentary shorts have gone on to screen and win awards at film festivals around the country and overseas. 

Watch a selection of some of the films produced by past Institute for Documentary Filmmaking classes below:


Berning Love

Berning Love (2016)

Everything Between

Everything Between (2016)


Unsettled (2014)

Raising the Bar

Raising the Bar (2013)

Into the Limelight

Into the Limelight (2012)

Cover for Capital Buzz

The Capital Buzz (2011)