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NBPT Docu Fest

Film Festival

Thank you to all who joined our 17th annual documentary film festival this past September!

Stay tuned here to learn about more documentaries being offered throughout the year. Catch some of our video interviews with some of today’s best doc filmmakers below.

View 2022 Film Series schedule.

Up next in THE WATCH CLUB:

Dear Mr. Brody recounts a wild true story: the hippie millionaire who captured the world’s attention when he pledged to give away his entire $25 million inheritance to anyone who could convince him of their need. Thousands of letters sat unopened until the filmmakers uncovered them recently, providing an unexpected rear-view glimpse at the hopes and dreams of Americans in the early 1970s. Director Keith Maitland’s previous doc was the widely acclaimed TOWER (2016), which retold the story of the 1966 campus shootings at UT Austin through animation.

Stream DEAR MR. BRODY on Discovery+, Check out our live interview with director Keith Maitland and producer/cinematographer Sarah Wilson located here and below.
Check out our Filmmaker Interviews here.

Invitation to our YES Award

We are accepting recent college
and university graduate's films for
our 2022 Festival YES award.
Learn more here.

Riveted: The History of Jeans

Program Director James Sullivan wrote his first book on the subject of blue jeans in 2006. He's featured in a new PBS documentary. Watch here.

What's New

We could not run the festival and programs without our sponsors and your donations.


This program is supported in part by grants from the local cultural councils of Amesbury, Georgetown, Groveland, Merrimac, Newbury, Newburyport, Rowley, Salisbury and West Newbury, local agencies which are supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

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Enjoy World Caliber Films in Scenic Newburyport

Every September we invite you to share in the NDF experience. Our charming seaport village is forty minutes north of Boston.

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