Student Showcase

Saturday, September 15, 2018
12:30 pm
Newburyport Public Library
Q&A after the film

A collaboration between the Newburyport Documentary Film Festival and RAW Art Works. Five student-created short films will screen with an audience Q&A after each one. The best film will be selected by Erin Trahan, one of the festival judges, and will be announced at the close of the event.

WHEN: Saturday, September 15th

TIME: 11:30am -1:00pm

WHERE: Newburyport Public Library


My Black is… by Miguel Valdez & Eunice Beato

Civil Discourse by Hunter Wagner

The Rain Talks by Jacqueline Benevides

Chet’s Video by Ana Quigley

Delicious Inheritance by Margaret Krawitz

This is a free event to the public!


RAW is a youth arts organization located in Lynn, Massachusetts offering a variety of free programming from painting to filmmaking for kids ages 7-19. RAW uses art to ask kids ‘what is really going on” in their lives, giving them the tools to create in unexpected ways, and envision new possibilities for their future. This is the festival’s second-year showcasing student work and it has been an amazing experience, not only for these young filmmakers but also for the local community as well. The kids are offered the chance to screen their films for a live audience and afterwards hold a Q&A where they can answer questions, further explain their film’s narrative, and gain the experience of what it is like to be a professional filmmaker.

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The Firehouse Center for the Arts

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.

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Newburyport Screening Room

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.

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Newburyport Public Library

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.

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