YES Film Submissions

Young Emerging Showcase

YES Film Submission

The Newburyport Documentary Film Festival’s YES (Young Emerging Showcase) Award is dedicated to presenting work by the next generation of filmmakers in non-fiction formats.
The juried competition features films by current and recent graduates of higher education institutions nationwide with film and media studies training programs.
Finalists join other filmmakers in Newburyport for its annual weekend Festival in September, participating in peer discussions, screenings, and communal events.

Having received an enthusiastic reception from audiences and other filmmakers within the festival during its launch in 2021, NBPT DOC FEST will continue providing a public platform for new filmmakers in person during the festival and our YouTube Channel.  

Please fill out the form below and click Submit. We look forward to reviewing your submission material.

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The NDF venues are in downtown Newburyport within easy walking distance of one another please see our FAQs page for venue addresses.

Newburyport is 35 miles north of Boston and 22 miles south of Portsmouth. 

The MBTA Commuter Rail provides train service from Boston’s North Station to Newburyport on a daily basis. Downtown Newburyport is a short one-mile walk from the train station. There is also taxi service available from the train station.
Once you have arrived walk along the popular Clipper City Rail Trail to downtown.

FROM ROUTE 95: Take Exit 57 East and follow signs to downtown Newburyport.
FROM BOSTON: Take Route 1 North to Route 95 north to Exit 57 East. Follow signs to downtown Newburyport.
FROM ROUTE 495: Follow to Route 95, then South to Exit 57 East. Follow signs to downtown Newburyport.
PARKING: There is time-limited street parking and several paid parking lots in Newburyport.  Parking Lot Map

C&J Trailways has daily service from Boston’s South Station, Logan Airport, to nearby Seabrook, NH. Taxi and or ride sharing services are available to Newburyport.