Film Workshops


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If you are stationed at or live near one of our workshop locations, and you’re an armed forces Veteran or current Service Member, we encourage you to participate in an upcoming workshop. All Veterans (active duty, reserve, retired) who have served in the US Armed Services are welcome to attend. The workshop is free to all participating Veterans, and no prior filmmaking experience is required. All materials and equipment are provided as well.

Each workshop has a specific Point of Contact (POC) —  an individual at the workshop location who is responsible for tracking workshop attendance numbers. You are welcome to respond to their contact information as provided, or contact I WAS THERE directly for more information and registration at


The Patton Veterans Project is partnering with the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford, MA to undertake a clinical study on our program beginning in April, 2017.

Two full weekend workshops are tentatively scheduled for April 2017: April 21-23, 2017, and April 28-30, 2017. (Friday 6-9PM, Sat/Sun 9AM-5PM). Participants must attend all three workshops sessions over one of the selected weekends. A stipend will provided to participants.

*Post 9/11/2001 veterans and service members are to register for these workshops. These workshops will be held in Lowell, MA, exact location TBD.

Email us at or call (646) 449-8069 for additional details.