Apr 082014
 

We are excited to announce that the 2014 Newburyport Documentary Film Festival is now accepting film submissions. The festival will be held from September 19 to 21, 2014. This competitive event is open to non-fiction films of all styles, genres, and lengths. Films must have been completed/released after October 2012 to be eligible.

Full details about submitting are available at Withoutabox.

Following are the deadlines for submission:
Early Deadline
May 10, 2014

Regular Deadline
June 15, 2014

Late Deadline
July 1, 2014

Final Deadline
July 10, 2014

Awards/Categories
Best of 2014 Feature Documentary (over 50 minutes in length)

Best of 2014 Short Documentary (under 50 minutes in length)

Best of the Northeast (Open to New England filmmakers only.) Given to one film of any length judged to be the best production by regional filmmaker(s).

NDFF Audience Award
Given to one film chosen by audience ballot.

Selection
Entrants who have their film selected for screening at the Festival will be notified by August 7, 2014 by email or phone.

Apr 042014
 

We are excited to announce that the 2014 Newburyport Documentary Film Festival will be accepting film submissions soon. The festival will be held from September 19 to 21st, 2014. This competitive event is open to non-fiction films of all styles, genres, and lengths. Films must have been completed/released after October 2012 to be eligible.

Full details about submitting will be available at Withoutabox.

Following are the deadlines for submission:
Early Deadline
May 10, 2014

Regular Deadline
June 15, 2014

Late Deadline
July 1, 2014

Final Deadline
July 10, 2014

Awards/Categories
Best of 2014 Feature Documentary (over 50 minutes in length)

Best of 2014 Short Documentary (under 50 minutes in length)

Best of the Northeast (Open to New England filmmakers only.) Given to one film of any length judged to be the best production by regional filmmaker(s).

NDFF Audience Award
Given to one film chosen by audience ballot.

Selection
Entrants who have their film selected for screening at the Festival will be notified by August 7, 2014 by email or phone.

Feb 232014
 

CaveThe film Cavedigger, which screened at the 2013 Newburyport Documentary Film Festival, has been nominated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ for Best Documentary Short. It will compete with four other documentary short films for the award.

Cavedigger was selected as the Best Short Film at the Newburyport Documentary Film Festival. Our congratulations to all those involved in making the film! We will be watching on Oscar night, coming up March 2, 2014.

Check out the film’s website here.

Oct 122013
 

safe_image.phpGold Star Children draws attention to military families and those impacted by war, but it is also intended to inspire & help non-military Americans understand, support and get involved with our military families and the children left behind by our fallen warriors.

Follow the cause and get involved by visiting  www.goldstarchildren.org to join their mailing list as they build their audience for the Veterans’ Day release of the digital download of the film.

Oct 122013
 

CaveThe film Cavedigger, which screened at the 2013 Newburyport Documentary Film Festival, has been selected by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ for the short-list of eight documentary short films that will compete for the 86th Academy Award. Out of forty films which were submitted for consideration, only three to five will become the final nominees.  See the article in The Hollywood Reporter for additional details.

Cavedigger was selected as the Best Short Film at the Newburyport Documentary Film Festival. Our congratulations to all those involved in making the film! Check out the film’s website here.

Sep 232013
 
This year’s Film Festival was a huge success!!! Thanks to all the filmmakers, audience members, sponsors and volunteers who made it happen!!!
The award winners for NDFF2013 are:
Best Feature Film
Raw Faith
Directed by Gregory Roscoe
Best Short Film
Cavedigger
Directed by Jeffrey Karoff
Best New England Film
Secundaria
Directed by Mary Jane Doherty
Audience Award
Life According to Sam
Directed by Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine
Special Mention – Short Film
Solo, Piano — NYC
Directed by Anthony Sherin
Sep 192013
 

Life According to Sam Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine, USA 90 min
Link to trailer: Life According to Sam
Screening Sunday, September 22nd at 4:30 PM
Firehouse Center for the Arts

Life SamLife According to Sam is about one family’s courageous fight to save their only son from a rare and fatal disease, progeria. The average age of death from progeria is 13, there is no treatment, and no cure. Dr. Leslie Gordon and Dr. Scott Berns are set on changing this. When their son Sam, now 16 years old, was diagnosed with progeria at age two, doctors told Leslie and Scott to enjoy Sam while they could. They refused to believe this was the answer. In less than a decade, their advances have led to identifying the gene at fault, creating the first drug trials for treatment, and revealing the amazing discovery that progeria is linked to the aging process in all of us.

Sep 192013
 

Tomorrow at 7:30pm at the Firehouse Center for the Arts is the opening night film for the Festival.  Join us for a screening of the highly acclaimed Beatles film “Good Ol’ Freda.” Following the film will be a panel with Chachi Loprete, Boston radio personality who hosts “breakfast with the Beatles” on WZLX and David Gallant a Suffolk University professor who teaches a course on the Beatles, moderated by James Sullivan, local author and journalist.  James recently wrote an article on the film for rollingstone.com —  link to the article:

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/beatles-secretary-recalls-madness-of-early-days-20130911

Our night films typically sell out so please get your tickets early!!!

 

Sep 162013
 

Stopping for Death Wendy Roderweiss; USA 96 min
Link to trailer: Stopping For Death

Screening Sunday, September 22nd at 2:30 PM
The Screening Room

Stopping for DeathFour nurses at a residential hospice waver between fulfillment and despair, clashing with management and fighting budget cuts while trying to keep life as normal as possible for their dying patients.