#NFF2019 Showtime's Tony Cox Feature Screenplay & Episodic Screenplay (60 Min) FINALISTS Announced!

Read more below about the finalists’ scripts and the prizes up for grabs!

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Feature Screenplay Finalists:

10 by Charles Forbes  
The life story of famed, gay author, Tennessee Williams.

GREENWOOD by Nathan Patton
Buck Franklin is an African American lawyer in 1920s Oklahoma, struggling to find work and provide for his family. When he hears of an all black community in Greenwood, he decides to visit the town and explore his opportunities. Shortly after his arrival, an incident involving a young black man and white woman sparks a race riot and the destruction of the black community, and Buck sets out to bring justice to the people of Greenwood.

SUNDOGS by Elizabeth Chatelain 
When Alex's father dies and their family farm slips into debilitating debt, she takes her 12-year-old daughter Jenny West with her to work on the North Dakota oilfields. But after the oil industry's decline begins and Alex loses her job, she must decide which is more important: the farm, or her fragile relationship with her daughter.

Finalists Receive:

  • VIP week-­long Pass to Nantucket Film Festival;

  • Attend Showtime ­sponsored reception during the Film Festival;

  • Participation in Mentors Brunch with prominent screenwriter during the Film Festival;

  • Name inclusion on Festival catalogue and website as Competition winner;

  • Print and media coverage.

And One Winner, to be announced during the Festival, will receive:

  • $5,000 cash prize from the Nantucket Film Festival;

  • All expenses paid, month­-long stay at exclusive Screenwriters Colony on Nantucket in October;

  • VIP week-­long Pass to Nantucket Film Festival;

  • Round­ trip from New York to Nantucket to attend Film Festival;

  • Accommodations in Nantucket during the Film Festival;

  • A Showtime­ sponsored reception during the Film Festival in the winner’s honor;

  • Participation in Mentors Brunch with prominent screenwriter during the Film Festival;

  • Name inclusion on Festival catalogue and website as Competition winner;

  • Print and media coverage.

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Episodic 60 Minute Pilot Screenplay Finalists:

BACK-ALLEY by Young Eun (Grace) Kim 
Ada, a disgraced former surgeon, decides to team up with a motley medical devices engineer and become the Robin Hood of medical procedures.

COMPTON, NH by Hyun Chessman
A small, rural town is turned upside down by the sudden appearance of the City of Compton in its backyard.

LIVING by Kate Levitt
Ezra, a seventeen-year-old Jewish James Dean, leads a double life--at home, Orthodox and pious, and at school, drugging and partying.  As he juggles the two worlds, his “pious" family faces their own challenges.  

One Winner Receives:

  • $1,000 cash prize from the Nantucket Film Festival;

  • Private one-on-one consultation with Showtime executive;

  • VIP week-­long Pass to Nantucket Film Festival;

  • Attend Showtime ­sponsored reception during the Film Festival;

  • Participation in Mentors Brunch with prominent screenwriter during the Film Festival;

  • Name inclusion on Festival catalogue and website as Competition winner;

  • Print and media coverage.