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January 25, 2020

On Sunday, February 23, the Newburyport Documentary Festival is proud to present all 5 short documentaries nominated for the 2020 Oscar. The five films are IN THE ABSENCE, LEARNING TO SKATEBOARD IN A WARZONE (IF YOU'RE A GIRL), LIFE OVERTAKES ME, LOUIS SUPERMAN and RUN CHA-CHA.

December 23, 2019

It's December and the holiday season and maybe you need to take a break from parties, family and another showing of Love Actually so why not enjoy a good documentary.

November 18, 2019

It's October and the nights are drawing in but look on the bright side of life, no guillt about sitting down and enjoying a good documentary film

September 16, 2019

Audience Award and the Best Film by a New England Film Maker - Runner Best Feature - Pariah Dog Best Short Film - Motorcycle Man Best Film by a First Time Film Maker - Who Killed Lt. Van Dorn? David Kleiler Cinephile Award - Hail Satan?

July 22, 2019

MidSummer Documentaries to watch at home on cable and streaming platforms brought to you by the NBPTDOCUFEST team.

June 21, 2019

MidSummer Documentaries to watch at home on cable and streaming platforms brought to you by the NBPTDOCUFEST team.

May 28, 2019

Documentaries to watch at home on cable and streaming platforms brought to you by the NBPTDOCUFEST team.

May 10, 2019

Documentaries to watch at home on cable and streaming platforms brought to you by the NBPTDOCUFEST team.

May 20, 2019

On Sunday May 26th - Lobster War is a must-watch, award-winning feature-length documentary film about a conflict between the United States and Canada over waters that both countries have claimed since the end of the Revolutionary War. The disputed 277 square miles of sea known as the Gray Zone were traditionally fished by US lobstermen. But as the Gulf of Maine has warmed faster than nearly any other body of water on the planet, the area’s previously modest lobster population has surged. As a result, Canadians have begun to assert their sovereignty, warring with the Americans to claim the bounty.

May 10, 2019

DOCU@HOME - OSCAR ISSUE