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  • Newburyport Documentary Film Festival, Newburyport, MA.

    2024 Festival September 20-22 Our 20th year! Newburyport Documentary Film Festival NBPT DOCU FEST FESTIVAL Submit a Film YES Film Submissions Festival Archive Awards Home PROGRAMS Events Watch Club Archive SUPPORT Sponsors Volunteer Donate ABOUT About Us Plan Your Visit JOIN OUR MAILING LIST We are the Filmmakers' Festival 2024 Festival September 20-22 Our 20th year! BATHTUBS OVER BROADWAY Our Audience Loved It! Sponsored by Dyno Records , this is the inaugural screening of the Newburyport Documentary Film Festival’s NBPT DOCU BEST Series celebrating their 20th anniversary, welcoming back an award-winning audience favorite, BATHTUBS OVER BROADWAY that opened their 2018 festival. While gathering material for a segment on THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, comedy writer Steve Young stumbled onto a few vintage records that would change his life forever. Bizarre cast recordings marked “internal use only” revealed elaborate Broadway-style musicals about some of the most recognizable corporations in America: General Electric, McDonald’s, Ford, DuPont, Xerox. Directed by Dava Whisenant , BATHTUBS OVER BROADWAY follows Steve on his quest to find all he can about this hidden world. Along the way, Steve forms unlikely friendships and discovers that this discarded musical genre starring tractors and bathtubs was bigger than Broadway. Featuring David Letterman, Chita Rivera, Martin Short, Jello Biafra, Florence Henderson, and more. ​ ​ Watch the Film In December, for the second time in a year, the New Hampshire attorney general’s office filed a civil complaint against a white supremacist group led by a Newburyport resident. The state’s top cop alleges that the group, the Nationalist Social Club-131, violated anti-discrimination laws with its anti-LGBTQ demonstrations and by hanging a banner from a highway overpass that read “Keep New England White.” ​ The rise of contemporary fascism may be alarming, but we’ve been here before. In NAZI TOWN, USA, premiering Tuesday evening on PBS’s “American Experience,” director Peter Yost revisits a period in the 1930s when Nazi sympathizers could fill Madison Square Garden, where they called for a racially “pure” America. “There’s no such thing as foreign fascism,” says one historian in the film. “Fascism is always homegrown.” ​ Watch NAZI TOWN, USA . Now streaming for free here. Check out our interview with Peter Yost at 7 p.m. Coming up in THE WATCH CLUB: Coming up In THE WATCH CLUB: Watch our interview THE WATCH CLUB February ‘24 Keep the conversation going throughout the year in THE WATCH CLUB. It's like a book club, but for documentaries. Each month we'll recommend a new documentary to stream, then invite you to join us on YouTube and Facebook for a live online Q&A with the filmmaker. What is THE WATCH CLUB? ARCHIVE CALL FOR ENTRIES! to the 20th annual Newburyport Documentary Film Festival September 20-22, 2024 Learn More WILL BOSTON'S SEAPORT DISTRICT BE UNDERWATER IN 2050? The Newburyport Documentary Film Festival kicked off our 20th season by taking our show on the road! INUNDATION DISTRICT is the latest film from Boston Globe environmental reporter David Abel, who brought his film LOBSTER WAR to a sold-out house in Newburyport in 2019. Abel's latest film asks what happens when a vulnerable city builds its newest neighborhood in one of the world's most imperiled urban areas. The new Seaport has been called the "Innovation District," but some climate scientists have given it another nickname: the INUNDATION DISTRICT. In association with Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk University, the Newburyport Documentary Film Festival presented INUNDATION DISTRICT, followed by a Q&A with filmmaker David Abel Saturday, January 20 at the Modern Theatre, 525 Washington St., Boston. Our Sponsors The Newburyport Documentary Film Festival is supported in part by grants from the local cultural councils of the surrounding towns as well as our local sponsors. If you would like to become a sponsor, please visit our Sponsors page Social Media GET OUR NEWSLETTER Receive Our Latest News Join our mailing list for announcements, ticket sales, special events, monthly documentary recommendations and year-round programs. JOIN OUR MAILING LIST

  • Newburyport Documentary Film Festival, Newburyport, MA.

    2024 Festival September 20th - 22nd Our 20th year! Newburyport Documentary Film Festival NBPT DOCU FEST FESTIVAL Submit a Film YES Film Submissions Festival Archive Awards Home PROGRAMS Events Watch Club Archive SUPPORT Sponsors Volunteer Donate ABOUT About Us Plan Your Visit JOIN OUR MAILING LIST GET OUR NEWSLETTER Receive Our Latest News Join our mailing list for announcements, ticket sales, special events, monthly documentary recommendations and year-round programs. JOIN OUR MAILING LIST

  • YES Film Submissions | NBPT DOCU FEST

    Y oung Emerging Showcase YES Film Submissions NBPT DOCU FEST FESTIVAL Submit a Film YES Film Submissions Festival Archive Awards Home PROGRAMS Events Watch Club Archive SUPPORT Sponsors Volunteer Donate ABOUT About Us Plan Your Visit YES (Young Emerging-Filmmakers Showcase) celebrates new and emerging filmmakers. The program features films showcasing the work of current and recent graduates from colleges and universities as perhaps their first opportunity to present finished work to the general public. Award finalists attend and participate in Festival activities, including a filmmaker's roundtable in September. A first-place prize of $1000.00 is awarded to one individual helping to fuel the winner’s next creative endeavor. Rules & Eligibility: Entries are limited to either current students or recent graduates up to three years post-degree. All entries are non-fiction or documentary in nature and execution. The Film should be no less than 5 minutes and no more than 25 minutes in duration. The Submission deadline is June 7, 2024 ‍ Please fill out the form below and click Submit. We look forward to reviewing your submissions. First and Last Name* Email* Phone Number* School Name* Graduation Year & Degree* If currently a student, status level Film Name* URL Location of Film for Viewing* URL Location to Download* Film Duration* Description of Film* How did you hear abut YES* Submit YES Film Submissions for 2024 Finalists for the 2023 YES Award GET OUR NEWSLETTER Receive Our Latest News Join our mailing list for announcements, ticket sales, special events, monthly documentary recommendations and year-round programs. JOIN OUR MAILING LIST

  • Awards | NBPT DOCU FEST

    FESTIVAL Submit a Film YES Film Submissions Festival Archive Awards Home PROGRAMS Events Watch Club Archive SUPPORT Sponsors Volunteer Donate ABOUT About Us Plan Your Visit We Award NDFF films annually NBPT DOCU FEST Awards Film Director Arthur Musah 2023 BRIEF, TENDER LIGHT BEST FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER Film Director Michael Lippert 2023 SLOANE: A JAZZ SINGER BEST NEW ENGLAND FILM Film Director Ashley Sabin, David Redmon 2023 KIM'S VIDEO DAVID KLEILER CINEPHILE AWARD Film Director Corinne Botz 2023 MILK FACTORY BEST SHORT FILM Film Director Denny Tedesco 2023 IMMEDIATE FAMILY AUDIENCE AWARD Film Director Xudong Liu 2023 GUND KWOK YES AWARD Film Director Jason Motlagh, Mark Oltmanns 2023 RIDERS ON THE STORM BEST FEATURE Film Director Bradley Berman 2022 JACK HAS A PLAN DAVID KLEILER CINEPHILE AWARD Film Director Yunhong Pu 2022 GO THROUGH THE DARK BEST FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER Film Director Rajaiah Jones 2022 THE SKIN AM IN YES AWARD Film Director Alison Gilkey, Eric Neudel 2022 THE WAKE UP CALL AUDIENCE AWARD Film Director Hope Tucker 2022 WHAT TRAVELERS ARE SAYING BEST SHORT FILM Film Director David Grubin 2022 FREE RENTY BEST NEW ENGLAND FILM Film Director Karl Malakunas 2022 DELIKADO BEST FEATURE Film Director MIKA YATSUHASHI 2021 AN UNINTERRUPTED VIEW OF THE SEA DAVID KLEILER CINEPHILE AWARD Film Director IQBAL BARKAT & MAREE DELOFSKI 2021 THIS IS OUR SCHOOL SPECIAL JURY AWARD Film Director CARA FEINBERG 2021 LOCKSHOP BEST NEW ENGLAND FILM Film Director EMMA FRANCIS-SNYDER 2021 TAKEOVER BEST SHORT FILM Film Director A CULTURE PRESERVED IN ICE 2021 GAMES OF SURVIVAL BEST FIRST TIME FILMMAKER Film Director LISA MOLOMOT AND JEFF BEMISS 2021 MISSING IN BROOKS COUNTY BEST FEATURE FILM Film Director TAL AMIRAN 2020 DAFFA METTI (DIFFICULT) DAVID KLEILER CINEPHILE AWARD Film Director POLLY WELLS 2020 WE BEGAN TO SING BEST NEW ENGLAND FILM Film Director MIA DONOVAN 2020 DOPE IS DEATH SPECIAL JURY AWARD Film Director WILLIAM KELLY’S BIG PICTURE – MARK STREET 2020 CAN ART STOP A BULLET? BEST FEATURE FILM Film Director BRIAN REDONDO 2020 KEEP SARAY HOME BEST SHORT FILM Film Director NATHALIE BIBEAU 2020 THE WALRUS AND THE WHISTLEBLOWER SPECIAL JURY AWARD Film Director JAMES DEAN LE SUEUR 2020 THE ART OF DISSENT BEST FIRST TIME FILMMAKER Film Director PENNY LANE 2019 HAIL SATAN? DAVID KLEILER CINEPHILE AWARD Film Director ZACHARY STAUFFER 2019 WHO KILLED LT. VAN DORN? BEST FIRST TIME FILMMAKER Film Director JESSE ALK 2019 PARIAH DOG BEST FEATURE FILM Film Director DANIEL LOVERING 2019 MOTORCYCLE MAN BEST SHORT FILM Film Director BILL GALLAGHER 2019 RUNNER AUDIENCE AWARD Film Director ANDREW SHERBURN & TOMMY HAINES 2018 SAVING BRINTON SPECIAL JURY CINEPHILE AWARD Film Director CHICO COLVARD 2018 BLACK MEMORABILIA BEST NEW ENGLAND FILM Film Director STEPHEN MAING 2018 CRIME + PUNISHMENT BEST FEATURE FILM Film Director TUAN PENG 2018 HOW’S YOUR TIME, WU? BEST SHORT FILM Film Director LEON LEE 2018 LETTER FROM MASANJIA SPECIAL AUDIENCE AWARD Film Director DANIEL D. MCGUIRE 2018 BALIAN (THE HEALER) BEST NEW ENGLAND FILM Film Director JASON O’HARA 2018 STATE OF EXCEPTION BEST FIRST TIME FILMMAKER Film Director ALLISON ARGO 2017 THE LAST PIG BEST NEW ENGLAND FILM Film Director TAI AMIRAN 2017 SAND MEN BEST SHORT FILM Film Director JAMIE MELTZER 2017 TRUE CONVICTION SPECIAL JURY COMMENDATION Film Director ROBERT ROOY 2017 DEEJ AUDIENCE AWARD Film Director KEVIN BOWE 2017 DEMOCRACY THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS BEST FIRST TIME FILMMAKER Film Director THORSTEN TRIMPOP 2017 FURUSATO BEST FEATURE FILM Film Director ALICE STONE 2017 ANGELO UNWRITTEN SPECIAL JURY COMMENDATION Film Director DUSTIN GRELLA 2016 ANIMATION HOTLINE BEST SHORT FILM Film Director MAISIE CROW 2016 JACKSON – MAISIE CROW BEST FEATURE FILM Film Director BETH MURPHY 2016 WHAT TOMORROW BRINGS BEST NEW ENGLAND FILM Film Director JAY CHILDS 2016 FOOD FIGHT: INSIDE THE BATTLE FOR MARKET BASKET AUDIENCE AWARD Film Director CHRISTOPHE GELFAND & CAROLINE LOSNECK 2015 DIVER SPECIAL JURY COMMENDATION Film Director ADAM ROFFMAN & LUKE POLING 2015 SPEARHUNTER BEST SHORT FILM Film Director MICHAEL TURNER 2015 THE WAY WE TALK SPECIAL JURY COMMENDATION Film Director SUSAN GRAY 2015 CIRCUS WITHOUT BORDERS BEST NEW ENGLAND FILM Film Director NICK SPARK 2015 RIGHT FOOTED AUDIENCE AWARD Film Director LAURIE KAHN 2015 LOVE BETWEEN THE COVERS BEST FEATURE FILM Film Director DAVE LAMATTINA 2014 I AM BIG BIRD: THE CAROLL SPINNEY STORY AUDIENCE AWARD Film Director SANDY JAFFE 2014 OUR MOCKINGBIRD BEST FEATURE FILM Film Director ROBIN BERGHAUS 2014 STUMPED BEST SHORT FILM Film Director KRIS KACZOR 2014 DIVIDE IN CONCORD BEST NEW ENGLAND FILM Film Director SEAN FINE & ANDREA NIX 2013 LIFE ACCORDING TO SAM SPECIAL MENTION - SHORT Film Director ANTHONY SHERIN 2013 SOLO, PIANO – NYC AUDIENCE AWARD Film Director JEFFREY KAROFF 2013 CAVEDIGGER BEST SHORT FILM Film Director MARY JANE DOHERTY 2013 SECUNDARIA BEST NEW ENGLAND FILM Film Director GREGORY ROSCOE 2013 RAWFAITH BEST FEATURE FILM We recognize Best Feature, Best Short, Best New England Film, First-Time Filmmaker, the Audience Award, and the David Kleiler Cinephile Award. Bringing You the Best in Documentary Films 2023 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 GET OUR NEWSLETTER Receive Our Latest News Join our mailing list for announcements, ticket sales, special events, monthly documentary recommendations and year-round programs. JOIN OUR MAILING LIST 978.572.0993 | Contact Us

  • Volunteer | NBPT DOCU FEST

    Volunteer NBPT DOCU FEST 2024 Festival September Our 20th year! FESTIVAL Submit a Film YES Film Submissions Festival Archive Awards Home PROGRAMS Events Watch Club Archive SUPPORT Sponsors Volunteer Donate ABOUT About Us Plan Your Visit Help Bring the Festival to Life The Newburyport Documentary Film Festival needs volunteers for our upcoming events! If you're passionate about documentary filmmaking, join our inspiring community event. Volunteers are essential to our festival's success and will gain new skills, meet like-minded people, and enjoy free access to screenings and events. You'll help organize and set up the festival, as well as assist with events and activities. As a volunteer, you'll be part of an exciting community of documentary enthusiasts and filmmakers, expanding your skills and meeting people who share your passion. Make a difference, gain new experiences, and contribute to an incredible event by signing up today. Let's make this year's festival the best one yet! Email* First name* Last name* Phone* Skills - Insterests Usher Y/N Project Management Y/N Registration Desk Staff Y/N Runner-Erands Y/N Computer Skills Y/N Graphic Design Y/N Videography Y/N Photography Y/N Social Media Y/N Hours per week your available* Experience and Comments Submit GET OUR NEWSLETTER Receive Our Latest News Join our mailing list for announcements, ticket sales, special events, monthly documentary recommendations and year-round programs. JOIN OUR MAILING LIST

  • Watch Club Archive | NBPT DOCU FEST

    Collection of Filmmaker Interviews THE WATCH CLUB Filmmaker Interviews NBPT DOCU FEST FESTIVAL Submit a Film YES Film Submissions Festival Archive Awards Home PROGRAMS Events Watch Club Archive SUPPORT Sponsors Volunteer Donate ABOUT About Us Plan Your Visit NAZI TOWN, USA Filmmaker Peter Yost View LAKOTA NATION VS. THE UNITED STATES Jesse Short Bull and Laura Tomaselli View SOUND OF THE POLICE Filmmaker Stanley Nelson View TORCHED Hoag Kepner View THE HIGH ROCK Ellen Moore View SLOANE: A JAZZ SINGER Michael Lippert View THE GULLSPANG MIRACLE Maria Fredriksson View THE ONLY DOCTOR Matthew Hashiguchi View IMMEDIATE FAMILY Denny Tedesco View BRIEF TENDER LIGHT Arthur Musah View THE DEEPEST BREATH Filmmaker Laura McGann View GROWING UP MIXED Director W. Kamau Bell View ICONIC AMERICA Executive producer Maro Chermayeff View A HOUSE MADE OF SPLINTERS Filmmaker Simon Lereng Wilmont View THE SUBTLE ART OF NOT GIVING A #@%! Filmmaker Nathan Price View JOIN OR DIE Director Rebecca and Pete Davis View I DIDN'T SEE YOU THERE Filmmaker Reid Davenport View WELL DOCUMENTED Author Ian Haydn Smith View MAMA'S BOY Filmmaker Laurent Bouzereau View DELIKADO Filmmaker Karl Malakunas View THE JANES Filmmakers Tia Lessin and Emma Pildes View GEORGE CARLIN'S AMERICAN DREAM Filmmaker Michael Bonfiglio View AILEY Filmmaker Jamila Wignot View THE BIG SCARY "S" WORD Filmmaker Yael Bridge View A RECKONING IN BOSTON Filmmakers Kafi Dixon and James Rutenbeck View PROCESSION Filmmaker Robert Greene View DEAR MR. BRODY Filmmakers Keith Maitland and Sarah Wilson View AGUANTE Dominick Torres View THE LAST LIGHTKEEPERS Rob Apse View THE MERRIMACK: RIVER AT RISK Jerry Monkman View VOICES FROM VIETNAM Mark Biggs View MISSING IN BRROKS COUNTY Lisa Molomot and Jeff Bemiss View VIEW MORE 2021 2022 2023 GET OUR NEWSLETTER Receive Our Latest News Join our mailing list for announcements, ticket sales, special events, monthly documentary recommendations and year-round programs. JOIN OUR MAILING LIST

  • Submit a Film for the NBPT DOCU FEST

    FESTIVAL Submit a Film YES Film Submissions Festival Archive Awards Home PROGRAMS Events Watch Club Archive SUPPORT Sponsors Volunteer Donate ABOUT About Us Plan Your Visit Seeking Filmmakers Submissions ​ NBPT DOCU FEST Submit a Film 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. Film Selection 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. GET OUR NEWSLETTER Receive Our Latest News Join our mailing list for announcements, ticket sales, special events, monthly documentary recommendations and year-round programs. JOIN OUR MAILING LIST

  • Calendar | NBPT DOCU FEST

    FESTIVAL Submit a Film YES Film Submissions Festival Archive Awards Home PROGRAMS Events Watch Club Archive SUPPORT Sponsors Volunteer Donate ABOUT About Us Plan Your Visit Every September we invite you to share in the NBPT DOCU FEST experience. Our charming seaport village is forty minutes north of Boston. NBPT DOCU FEST Calendar Preview Event: September ? Festival: September 20-22nd Film Submissions May 1 - July 30 Important Dates Visit the Event's page Better way to display dates vers the calender format at the bottom which loads slow. GET OUR NEWSLETTER Receive Our Latest News Join our mailing list for announcements, ticket sales, special events, monthly documentary recommendations and year-round programs. JOIN OUR MAILING LIST

  • Privacy Cookie Policy | NBPT DOCU FEST

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California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the "Shine The Light" law, permits our users who are California residents to request and obtain from us, once a year and free of charge, information about categories of personal information (if any)we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared personal information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to us using the contact information provided below. If you are under 18 years of age, reside in California, and have a registered account with the Website, you have the right to request removal of unwanted data that you publicly post on the Website. To request removal of such data, please contact us using the contact information provided below, and include the email address associated with your account and a statement that you reside in California. We will make sure the data is not publicly displayed on the Website, but please be aware that the data may not be completely or comprehensively removed from all our systems(e.g. backups, etc.). ‍CCPA Privacy Notice: ‍ ‍The California Code of Regulations defines a "resident" as: Every individual who is in the State of California for other than a temporary or transitory purpose and every individual who is domiciled in the State of California who is outside the State of California for a temporary or transitory purpose All other individuals are defined as "non-residents" ‍ If this definition of "resident" applies to you, we must adhere to certain rights and obligations regarding your personal information. What categories of personal information do we collect? ‍ ‍We have collected the following categories of personal information in the past twelve(12) months: ‍ Category Examples Collected: ‍ ‍A. Identifiers Contact details, such as real name, alias, postal address, telephone or mobile contact number, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address ,email address and account name. YES‍ ‍B. Personal information Categories listed in the California Customer Records statute Name, contact information, education, employment, employment history and financial information. ‍NO‍ ‍C. Protected classification Characteristics under California or federal law Gender and date of birth ‍NO ‍‍D. Commercial information Transaction information, purchase history, financial details and payment information. ‍YES ‍‍E. Biometric information Fingerprints and voiceprints NO ‍‍F. Internet or other similar network activity ‍Browsing history, search history, online behavior, interest data, and interactions with our and other websites, applications, systems and advertisements ‍YES ‍‍G. Geolocation data Device location YES‍ ‍H. Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information Images and audio, video or call recordings created in connection with our business activities ‍YES ‍‍I. Professional or employment-related information Business contact details in order to provide you our services at a business level, job title as well as work history and professional qualifications if you apply for a job with us. ‍YES ‍‍J. Education Information Student records and directory information YES Only School information for YES Submission located here . ‍ ‍‍K. Inferences drawn from other personal information Inferences drawn from any of the collected personal information listed above to create a profile or summary about, for example, an individual’s preferences and Characteristics NO ‍ We may also collect other personal information outside of these categories instances where you interact with us in-person, online, or by phone or mail in the context of: ‍ Receiving help through our customer support channels; Participation in customer surveys or contests; and Facilitation in the delivery of our Services and to respond to your inquiries. ‍ ‍How do we use and share your personal information? ‍More information about our data collection and sharing practices can be found in this privacy notice. ‍ You may contact us by email at info@nbptdocufest.org , or by referring to the contact details at the bottom of this document. If you are using an authorized agent to exercise your right to opt-out we may deny a request if the authorized agent does not submit proof that they have been validly authorized to act on your behalf. ‍Will your information be shared with anyone else? We may disclose your personal information with our service providers pursuant to a written contract between us and each service provider. Each service provider is a for-profit entity that processes the information on our behalf. We may use your personal information for our own business purposes, such as for undertaking internal research for technological development and demonstration. This is not considered to be "selling" of your personal data. Newburyport Film Festival, Inc has not disclosed or sold any personal information to third parties for a business or commercial purpose in the preceding 12 months. Newburyport Film Festival, Inc will not sell personal information in the future belonging to website visitors, users and other consumers. ‍Your rights with respect to your personal data Right to request deletion of the data - Request to delete You can ask for the deletion of your personal information. If you ask us to delete your personal information, we will respect your request and delete your personal information, subject to certain exceptions provided by law, such as (but not limited to)the exercise by another consumer of his or her right to free speech, our compliance requirements resulting from a legal obligation or any processing that may be required to protect against illegal activities. Right to be informed - Request to know Depending on the circumstances, you have a right to know : whether we collect and use your personal information; the categories of personal information that we collect; the purposes for which the collected personal information is used; whether we sell your personal information to third parties; the categories of personal information that we sold or disclosed for a business Purpose; the categories of third parties to whom the personal information was sold or disclosed for a business purpose; and the business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling personal Information. In accordance with applicable law, we are not obligated to provide or delete consumer information that is de-identified in response to a consumer request or to re-identify individual data to verify a consumer request. Right to Non-Discrimination for the Exercise of a Consumer’s Privacy Rights We will not discriminate against you if you exercise your privacy rights. ‍ Verification process Upon receiving your request, we will need to verify your identity to determine you are the same person about whom we have the information in our system. These verification efforts require us to ask you to provide information so that we can match it with information you have previously provided us. For instance, depending on the type of request you submit, we may ask you to provide certain information so that we can match the information you provide with the information we already have on file, or we may contact you through a communication method (e.g. phone or email) that you have previously provided to us. We may also use other verification methods as the circumstances dictate. We will only use personal information provided in your request to verify your identity or authority to make the request. To the extent possible, we will avoid requesting additional information from you for the purposes of verification. If, however, we cannot verify your identity from the information already maintained by us, we may request that you provide additional information for the purposes of verifying your identity, and for security or fraud-prevention purposes. We will delete such additionally provided information as soon as we finish verifying you. Other privacy rights you may object to the processing of your personal data. You may request correction of your personal data if it is incorrect or no longer relevant, or ask to restrict the processing of the data . You can designate an authorized agent to make a request under the CCPA on your behalf. We may deny a request from an authorized agent that does not submit proof that they have been validly authorized to act on your behalf in accordance with the CCPA. You may request to opt-out from future selling of your personal information to third parties. Upon receiving a request to opt-out, we will act upon the request as soon as feasibly possible, but no later than 15 days from the date of the request submission. To exercise these rights, you can contact us by email at info@nbptdocufest.org , or by referring to the contact details at the bottom of this document. If you have a complaint about how we handle your data, we would like to hear from you. ‍ ‍11. DO WE MAKE UPDATES TO THIS NOTICE? ‍ In Short: Yes, we will update this notice as necessary to stay compliant with relevant laws. We may update this privacy notice from time to time. The updated version will being indicated by an updated "Revised" date and the updated version will be effective as soon as it is accessible. If we make material changes to this privacy notice, we may notify you either by prominently posting a notice of such changes or by directly sending you a notification. We encourage you to review this privacy notice frequently to be informed of how we are protecting your information .12. HOW CAN YOU CONTACT US ABOUT THIS NOTICE? If you have questions or comments about this notice, you may email us at info@nbptdocufest.org or by post to: Newburyport Film Festival, Inc PO Box 526 Newburyport, MA 01950 United States. ‍13. HOW CAN YOU REVIEW, UPDATE, OR DELETE THEDATA WE COLLECT FROM YOU? ‍ ‍Based on the applicable laws of your country, you may have the right to request access to the personal information we collect from you, change that information, or delete it in some circumstances. To request to review, update, or delete your personal information, please submit a request by email to info@nbptdocufest.org . This privacy policy was created using Termly's Privacy Policy Generator. ‍ Cookie Policy ​ Newburyport Documentary Film Festival aims to make your online experience and interaction as informative, and relevant as possible. We use cookies or similar techniques to achieve this. We feel that it is important that you know what cookies our website uses and for what purposes. This will help to protect your privacy, while ensuring our website's user-friendliness as much as possible. ​ What are cookies? Cookies are small text files that are stored onto your terminal equipment (computer or mobile device) when you visit certain websites. At Newburyport Documentary Film Festival we may use similar techniques, such as pixels, web beacons, device fingerprints, etc. For the sake of consistency, all these techniques combined will be hereafter referred to as “cookies”. ​ Why are cookies used? Cookies may be used for many different purposes. In the first place, cookies can be required to make the website function properly. For example, without cookies it would be difficult to make a website remember that you have logged in, or which products you have put in your shopping cart. These are called required cookies. Cookies can also be used to analyze how a website is used, to count the number of visitors, to learn how the website may be improved. We do not link the website usage statistics and other reports to individual people. These cookies are called analytics cookies. Thirdly, social media cookies are used to enable integration of social media into the website, so that you can immediately like or share a page or product on your favourite social media service. ​ A fourth important use of cookies is to enable online advertising, which may be personalized to show ads that are more relevant and interesting to you, both within and beyond Newburyport Documentary Film Festival websites. This is done by (targeted) advertising cookies. ​ How can I make choices about cookies and my privacy on Newburyport Documentary Film Festival websites? ​ Newburyport Documentary Film Festival websites offer you the possibility to set your preferences regarding cookies. By clicking ‘Cookies’ you can choose which types of cookies you would like our website to use. You can change your preferences at any time. Under Cookie Settings you can also find a list of all cookies within each category (required, analytics, social media, targeted advertising). ​ Please note that using the Cookie Settings on our website may not result in the deletion of any cookies that have already been set. You can do that via the settings of your web browser as described below, after you have changed your Cookie Settings on our website. ​ If you are visiting a Newburyport Documentary Film Festival website targeted at visitors outside of the EU, you may use the settings of your web browser to make choices about cookies and privacy. How to manage or disable cookies in your browser. ​ Please be aware that Newburyport Documentary Film Festival currently does not make use of a technical solution that would enable us to respond to your browser's 'Do Not Track' signals. Besides using the Cookie Settings section on our website, you may manage your cookie settings in your browser settings at any time. Please be aware that your browser settings may not offer you the same ease of use as the Cookie Settings on our website. If you simply disable all cookies or all of our cookies in your browser settings, you may find that certain sections or features of our website(s) will not work, because your browser may prevent us from setting functionally required cookies. Therefore, it is recommended to use the Cookie Settings on our website instead of disabling all cookies via your web browser. ​ You may find further information on how to disable cookies or manage your cookie settings for the browser that you use from the following list: ​ Google Chrome Firefox Internet Explorer Safari Brave ​ Further information about the type of cookies used on Newburyport Documentary Film Festival websites Cookies that ensure that the website functions properly (required cookies) Our website may use cookies for: ​ keeping track of the number of visitors to our web pages keeping track of the length of time that each visitor spends on our web pages determining the order in which a visitor visits the various pages on our website assessing which parts of our site need to be improved optimizing the website requesting your feedback on specific parts of our website. ​ These cookies may make it possible for: ​ Logged-in users of selected social media to share and like certain content from our website directly These social media parties may also collect your personal data for their own purposes. 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We reserve the right to amend the content of the Cookie Notice and the cookies included in the lists at any time and without notice. The new Cookie Notice will be effective upon posting. If you do not agree to the revised notice, you should alter your preferences, or consider stopping using the Newburyport Documentary Film Festival websites. By continuing to access or make use of our services after the changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Cookie Notice. You can consult this web page for the latest version. ​ If you have any further questions and/or comments, please contact info@nbptdocufest.org . GET OUR NEWSLETTER Receive Our Latest News Join our mailing list for announcements, ticket sales, special events, monthly documentary recommendations and year-round programs. JOIN OUR MAILING LIST

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    NBPT DOCU FEST In addition to NDFF we offer year-round programs and events Events & Programs ​ FESTIVAL Submit a Film YES Film Submissions Festival Archive Awards Home PROGRAMS Events Watch Club Archive SUPPORT Sponsors Volunteer Donate ABOUT About Us Plan Your Visit World-Class Documentary Events & Programs Year-Round Subscribe to our newsletter to receive the latest news ! SUBSCRIBE Throughout the year you can also enjoy documentaries from home through THE WATCH CLUB. It is like a book club but with films. We will suggest a documentary to view online through a streaming channel and then join us on YouTube for a live online interview, Q&A with a filmmaker. THE WATCH CLUB Events Every Month Sponsored by Dyno Records , this is the inaugural screening of the Newburyport Documentary Film Festival’s NBPT DOCU BEST Series celebrating their 20th anniversary, welcoming back an award-winning audience favorite, BATHTUBS OVER BROADWAY that opened their 2018 festival. More info located here ​ *Film Series Event* February 23 @ 6:00 pm We kicked off our 20th season by taking our show on the road! INUNDATION DISTRICT is the latest film from Boston Globe environmental reporter David Abel. This event was on Saturday, January 20 at the Modern Theatre, 525 Washington St., Boston. Our Film series held throughout the year is a curated collection of films sharing a theme or style. ​ *Film Series Event* Special Free Event Our Preveiw event is held each year before our festival. This popular event unveils the festival's year line-up for the NBPT Documentary Film Festival. Hosted at The Firehouse Center for the Arts included a social hour and usually a filmmaker as a special guest with a Q&A. Preview Event August 22nd Our festival event is held over a three-day period with screenings of features and short-form films. Audience members are included in intimate discussions with the filmmakers and relevant experts providing the audience with a unique immersive experience. Festival Event Sept 20th - 22nd Our visiting filmmakers engage in a moderated discussion and a Q&A about the art, craft and business of documentary filmmaking in our round-table event every festival that is open to the public. Round-Table Event TBA The YES event(Young Emerging Filmmakers) honors emerging filmmakers, presenting films by recent graduates from colleges and universities. A $1000 first-place prize is awarded to an outstanding individual for their contribution to the cinematic landscape. YES Event TBA Filmmakers who are currently in production on their latestest documentaries meet and show a short segemnt of ther film. We have a lively disscussion about what works and ideas to improve. Work in Progress TBA GET OUR NEWSLETTER Receive Our Latest News Join our mailing list for announcements, ticket sales, special events, monthly documentary recommendations and year-round programs. JOIN OUR MAILING LIST

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    FESTIVAL Submit a Film YES Film Submissions Festival Archive Awards Home PROGRAMS Events Watch Club Archive SUPPORT Sponsors Volunteer Donate ABOUT About Us Plan Your Visit 2024 Festival September 20th - 22nd Our 20th year! NBPT DOCU FEST Join the Mailing List GET OUR NEWSLETTER Receive Our Latest News Join our mailing list for announcements, ticket sales, special events, monthly documentary recommendations and year-round programs. JOIN OUR MAILING LIST 978.572.0993 | Contact Us

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    2024 Festival September Our 20th year! NBPT DOCU FEST About Us FESTIVAL Submit a Film YES Film Submissions Festival Archive Awards Home PROGRAMS Events Watch Club Archive SUPPORT Sponsors Volunteer Donate ABOUT About Us Plan Your Visit Newburyport Documentary Film Festival The Newburyport Documentary Film Festival (NDFF) is held every September, with additional year-round programs, in Newburyport, MA, a destination seaport city 40 minutes north of Boston. Since 2004 we have been bringing the highest caliber documentary films to our community. In addition to weekend screenings at historic venues, we also hold filmmaker receptions, after-parties, panel discussions, Q&As, and workshops. September’s festival features the YES Award (Young Emerging Filmmakers Showcase), works by filmmakers who are current or recent graduates of higher education institutions. Please see our past award winners of our festivals and stay up to date on our latest filmmaker interviews on YouTube. ​ We are the filmmakers' film festival. Our objective is to present thought-provoking, high-caliber, and entertaining documentary films to the vibrant cultural community of greater Newburyport. ‍ WE BRING THE WORLD to the Clipper City by curating the best of documentary film. With each showcase, we encourage meaningful interaction with our neighbors about social issues, current and historic events, and sometimes the sheer delight of life on planet Earth. ‍ MANY OF OUR FILM SCREENINGS are enhanced by intimate discussions with relevant experts and, whenever possible, the filmmakers themselves, providing our audiences with a unique immersive experience. ‍ Our Mission Our History Show More In 2004, the Newburyport Documentary Film Festival (NDFF) had its humble beginnings with founder Michelle Fino at the helm. Fino's vision was clear - to showcase the best in documentary films, setting the stage for what would become a significant cultural event. The festival's identity underwent several transformations in its early years. From its inception as the Northern Lights Documentary Film Festival, it evolved into the Newburyport Film Society, later becoming the Newburyport Film Festival. Finally, in 2018, the festival officially adopted the name "NBPT DOCU FEST." While "Northern Lights" was a title that resonated, the festival embraced the preference of its supporters, media, and community, officially adopting the moniker "Newburyport Documentary Film Festival" to emphasize the importance of a sense of place. Contributing to the festival's journey were two key figures: Lois Smith and David Kleiler. Lois Smith, a board director, brought her expertise as an entertainment publicist, having represented luminaries including Marilyn Monroe, Martin Scorsese, Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, Whitney Houston, Warren Beatty, and Liza Minnelli. David Kleiler, co-founder of the Boston Underground Film Festival, played a pivotal role in the nonprofit Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation's founding, contributing significantly to the rescue of the theater. We honored Kleiler's legacy by establishing the David Kleiler Award after his passing in 2019. In 2011, Michelle Fino departed from her role, paving the way for the appointment of a new executive director, Joanne Morris Biggio, who has since led the festival. The festival's commitment to its mission was further solidified in June 2016 when it transitioned into a nonprofit organization, ensuring its sustainability and impact. The challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 did not deter the NDFF. The 16th annual festival persisted in a virtual format, leveraging platforms like Eventive to continue bringing exceptional documentaries to its audience. Over its rich history, the festival has showcased a remarkable 300+ films. With two venues to present films, the NDFF has created a unique space for interaction between filmmakers and the audience. Dubbed the "Filmmakers'Festival," this aspect of the event emphasizes the importance of fostering connections and dialogue within the filmmaking community. The Newburyport Documentary Film Festival stands as a testament to the power of storytelling and the enduring spirit of those committed to the art of documentary filmmaking. BOARD OF DIRECTORS George Araneo | Treasurer Laura Azevedo Mark Davis Joanne Morris | Executive Director James Sullivan | Program Director ​ ​ COMMITTEE MEMBERS Michael Azevedo Kari Bernard Steve Cahill Peter Carzasty Leanne Cavallaro Anne Crays Becca Fundis Ben Fundis Brian Greenberg Sharon Kennedy Sherry Moore ‍ SELECTION COMMITTEE Mark Davis Rebecca Fundis Sherry Moore James Sullivan ​ ​ FUNDRAISING/DIRECTOR Anne Crays | Community Relations ​ ​ Kari Bernard | Event Planning Steve Cahill | Technical Director Michelle Fino | Founder Jay McCarthy | Event Photographer ‍ GET OUR NEWSLETTER Receive Our Latest News Join our mailing list for announcements, ticket sales, special events, monthly documentary recommendations and year-round programs. JOIN OUR MAILING LIST

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