The NDF presents world-class documentaries in an intimate scale in Newburyport, MA.
Joanne Morris has led the growth of the NDF over the past ten years. The NDF brings amazing films covering a wide range of topics to the North Shore community.
The NDF “…is a great community festival that the whole town comes out to support.”
— Patrick Shen, The Philosopher Kings (2009)
Connect with filmmakers at small-panel Q&A sessions, after-parties, workshops and panels.
The Firehouse Center for the Arts is adjacent to Newburyport's scenic waterfront park. The Firehouse Center is a hallmark for local culture and arts. Programming is broad-based, and includes dance, music, theater, and art.See map
The Screening Room is Newburyport’s gem of a cinema. This 99-seat theater has been running reels nightly since 1982. The Screening Room is one of the only places on the North Shore that shows independent and foreign films.See map
The Newburyport Public Library occupies a historic federal mansion in downtown Newburyport. The Tracy Mansion has an impressive history of early guests including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams.