Newburyport Documentary Film Festival 2023

High Quality Documentary Films

Newburyport Documentary Film Festival

The Newburyport Documentary Film Festival features some of the most thought-provoking and entertaining documentary films on screen. Mark your calendar for the 2023 Film Festival, Wednesday, September 13th – Sunday, September 17th. Films will be featured at the Firehouse Center for the Arts, the Newburyport Screening Room or you can choose to view films from the comfort of home. The online films are available for viewing for a longer period of time. We will post these dates and times as soon as they are announced.

Included with the Friday and Saturday evening tickets purchases and all-access passes is the privilege to attend a reception prior to the screening and an after-party following. The Friday night after-party will be hosted at Nu Kitchen and the Saturday night after-party will be held at Loretta.

In its 19th season, the Newburyport Documentary Film Festival encourages open dialog about topics that are important to the local and global community. During the festival, the filmmakers in attendance interact with the audience via Q&A sessions, workshops and panels.

In addition to the annual Newburyport Documentary Film Festival hosted each September, the NBPT DOCU FEST features additional events and educational sessions throughout the year, in order to further engage the community.

The Newburyport Documentary Film Festival is part of the Nonprofit Partner Program. is a small local media company that donates their time uses their substantial media platform to help provide broad awareness for local nonprofits. In addition, they run a VIP Card Loyalty Program that designed to help drive business for local restaurants, shops and lodging businesses. 40% of VIP Card Sales are donated to local nonprofit partners, like NBPT DOCU FEST so whether you live locally or visit a few times a year, please consider purchasing a VIP Card. Purchase a Newburyport VIP Card for $25 and and $10 of your purchase will be donated to The Newburyport Documentary Film Festival.  Use the form on this page to order your VIP Card. You can view participating VIP Businesses by downloading the, “Newburyport” App or by visiting the VIP Card Discounts page on the website.


Newburyport Documentary Film Festival

6 Temple Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
(978) 572-0993


Newburyport VIPs


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Black Dog

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Essex Street Inn

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