2018 Winners will be announced soon.
From our Screenwriters Tribute and Showtime's Tony Cox Screenplay Competitions to our Audience Awards we are proud to honor screenwriters and filmmakers who display a mastery of their craft.
For a full list of awards gifted at the festival see below.
The Nantucket Film Festival’s most esteemed awards honor the careers of noted screenwriters who have brought distinction to the craft of writing for film.
These juried competitions recognize emerging film and television screenplays as the best from the pool of submissions each year.
2017 winners included:
EPISODIC (60 MIN) SCREENPLAY
BY Tesia Walker
FEATURE FILM SCREENPLAY
by Moon Molson
SHORT FILM SCREENPLAY
THe Yao of tao
BY Jesse Wang, Robert Berg, And Rajiv Shah
episodic (30 min) screenplay
by Kaitlin Fontana
THE ADRIENNE SHELLY EXCELLENCE IN FILMMAKING AWARD
This $5,000 award is presented to a female in the film arts in honor and remembrance of Adrienne Shelly’s film legacy. All feature-length films in the NFF lineup are eligible.
Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
director: Alexandra Dean
Support provided by: Adrienne Shelly Foundation
For this much-loved annual distinction the audience picks its favorite films. Cast your vote for Best Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, and Best Short after the screening of each film.
2017 Winners included:
The Big Sick
Runner-Up: Wind River
Monkey Business: The Adventures of the Curious George Creators
Runner-Up: AFTER AUSCHWITZ:
THE STORIES OF SIX WOMEN
TEN METER TOWER
Runner-Up: The illumination
TEEN VIEW ON NFF AWARD
Nantucket teenagers screen, analyze, and discuss short films at the Festival, just like the pros. The Teen View on NFF Jury will screen this year’s shorts, discuss each one, and in the process learn the fundamentals of critical film analysis. The jury will give the Short Film Award to the filmmaker whose short best inspires discussion.