NBPT Docu Fest

Newburyport
Documentary
Film Festival


2023 Festival dates
September 15-17th
Our 19th year

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We are the Filmmakers' Film Festival

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

Award recipients located here
Our 2023 Festival Films
Check out more Filmmaker Interviews here.

You’re invited to The Watch Club

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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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Volunteers Wanted

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The Newburyport Documentary Film Festival is seeking volunteers for our festival events! If you're passionate about documentary filmmaking and want to be a part of an inspiring community event, we'd love to have you join us!

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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.

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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