NBPT Docu Fest
2023 Festival dates
Our 19th year
AFTER A SPECTACULARLY SUCCESSFUL WEEKEND AT THE 19TH ANNUAL NEWBURYPORT DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL, WE HAVE SOME WINNERS TO ANNOUNCE!
Best Feature: RIDERS ON THE STORM, THE ONLY DOCTOR
Best Short: MILK FACTORY: INSIDE A LACTATION ROOM AT THE U.S. CAPITOL
Best New England Film: SLOANE: A JAZZ SINGER
Best First Time Filmmaker: BRIEF, TENDER LIGHT
David Kleiler Cinephile Award: KIM'S VIDEO
Audience Award: IMMEDIATE FAMILY
YES Award: KUND KWOK
One reason we love documentaries is to witness some of our bravest fellow human beings attempt feats of endurance that the rest of us can’t even imagine. In the tradition of FREE SOLO and MAN ON WIRE comes THE DEEPEST BREATH, an incredible true story about a freediving record-setter, her romance with a heroic safety diver, and their willingness to risk it all together. Irish filmmaker Laura McGann collected some extraordinary footage of these athletes, who defy the laws of nature in their attempts to dive lower into the ocean than anyone before them has, without scuba gear. It’s breathtaking.
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This program is supported in part by grants from the local cultural councils of Amesbury, Georgetown, Groveland, Merrimac, Newbury, Newburyport, Rowley, and Salisbury, local agencies which are supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.