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The Short Doc Workshop is an intense and hands-on workshop that offers Penn State College of Communications students the opportunity
to produce a short documentary while working with college alumni
who are professionals in the fields of journalism and film.

After a two-year break because of covid, the workshop will return in 2022 in our new Bellisario Media Center in Willard Building.


Highlights from Short Doc 2016 stories (Edited by Andy Colwell)

Students shoot, edit and produce a short documentary during the workshop – guided and supported by College of Communications alumni currently working in the fields of filmmaking and journalism along with the support of members of the faculty.

The 2017 workshop brought together 17 students and 6 alumni for 76 hours of intense work and fun.

Andy Colwell at Short Doc 2017 (photo by Will Yurman)