Aug 202014
 

On August 24th the audience at the Newburport Screening Room had a live interactive conversation with the film maker Ian Thomas Ash  from Japan about his film A2-B-C.  The Screening Room’s new digital projection system allows us to bring film makers to you live.  Join us again for the 2nd showing of the film and afterwards where you can ask the film maker Ian Thomas Ash questions about his film A2-B-C , on Sunday, Sept 7th live from Japan!

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Ian Thomas Ash on the big screen, discusses live with the audience about why he made his film and what has happened since then.

Aug 092014
 

Looking forward to seeing great documentary films at this year’s Newburyport Documentary Film Festival?

Get a taste of what you have to look forward to at our encore screenings of a 2013 NDFF official selection A2-B-C by Ian Thomas Ash. This film follows the lingering health impacts of the Fukushima nuclear accident. Screenings will be on Sunday, August 24 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, September 7 at 7:30 PM at The Screening Room,  82 State Street, Newburyport. Tickets are $8. See the trailer here.

There will be a open discussion session after each screening. The moderator for the August 24th screening will be local filmmaker Perry Hallinan, who recently released the documentary Return to Hiroshima: Family Bonds and the Atomic Bomb. Mr. Hallinan was profiled in this August 3rd Boston Globe article.

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Jun 062014
 

Secudaria was an Official Selection of the 2013 Newburyport Documentary Film Festival and it is returning to the Boston area to be screened at the MFA on Wednesday, June 18th at 7 PM. This is your chance to see it again, or for the first time, if you missed it last year. Details are here.

little_girls_watch2-0001.showcase_3Secundaria by Mary Jane Doherty quietly follows one high school class on its journey through Cuba’s world famous National Ballet School. Our teenage dancers love to dance but many of them must dance as their sole way out of poverty and the constraints – visible, and not so visible – that is life in Cuba. At least, that’s how the movie begins.

In their third year, shy and inscrutable Mayara, the class star, takes charge of her destiny by committing an unprecedented act of willfulness. Cinematic storytelling without a script, staging, or interviews, our gentle stream of a story turns out to have a waterfall hidden around that last bend.

May 282014
 

Calling My Children won the Best Short at the 2010 Newburyport Documentary Film Festival.  The film documented the experience of a Boston family dealing with AIDS.  27-year-old Gail Farrow died of AIDS in 1989, leaving behind a husband and four young sons. The story is an intimate portrayal of the effects of love and loss on one family’s struggle for unity.

Photographer and filmmaker David Binder is now seeking help to fund the next update to this story, which will be a feature-length documentary. The story of Gail and her surviving family continues to develop and connect with viewers. Gail’s children are now the same age as she was when she passed and, with a new generation on the way, the unfolding chapter is waiting to be told.

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Check out his Kickstarter campaign here: www.callingmychildren.com/2014

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.