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We proudly accept entries via FilmFreeway, the world's best online submission platform. FilmFreeway offers free HD online screeners, unlimited video storage, digital press kits, and more.

The NDFF presents world-class documentaries in an intimate setting in Newburyport, MA. Programming includes screenings, filmmaker receptions, Q&A panels, after-parties and workshops. Our audience loves to interact with filmmakers. Filmmakers traveling to MA receive two nights lodging.


We recognize Best Feature, Best Short, Best New England Film, First-Time Filmmaker, the Audience Award, and the David Kleiler Cinephile Award. See our awards from last year.