Five Questions With... Jim Picariello (PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE DADS)

In PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE DADS, two middle-aged dads want to spend a quiet day with their daughters at the park. When a group of teens drive by too fast and too loud, it spurs them into a self-righteous act.

Take a look at our video chat with Writer/Director Jim Picariello, and catch the film on Saturday, June 22 at 4:15pm!

#NFF2019 Showtime's Tony Cox Short Screenplay FINALISTS Announced!

Our final screenwriter announcement is here! Read more below about these writers, their scripts, and the prize!

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Short Screenplay Finalists:

FOREVER TONIGHT by Swetha Regunathan
An Indian-American girl sneaks out on prom night to pursue a longtime crush. 

I KNOW YOUR NUMBER BY HEART by Alexis Barzin
A short sci-fi drama detailing a young woman’s slide into isolation as she watches the things in her life that she once loved fall away.

TONY AND ANNETTE by Daisy Egan
A mockumentary that follows a couple through a 50 year career as wannabe cabaret stars.

One Winner Receives:

  • $500 cash prize from the Nantucket Film Festival;

  • 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.

#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.

The Countdown to #NFF19 Has Begun!

Check out this year’s poster.

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For more than a decade, NFF has been working with Brand Content to deliver unique and exciting festival posters and campaigns – year in and year out. We’re excited to share our 2019 campaign with you, which offers a fresh new look while still speaking to our roots as a celebrated screenwriters’ festival. After all, screenwriters are the ones pulling the strings to perfectly set up each scene.

Check out some of our past campaigns, and stay tuned for a program announcement in the next two weeks!