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.
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 our pool of submissions each year.
2018 winners included:
EPISODIC (60 MIN) SCREENPLAY
BY Kellen Hertz
FEATURE FILM SCREENPLAY
by Henry Hayes and Zolan Kanno-Youngs
SHORT FILM SCREENPLAY
BY Margaret Kane-Rowe
episodic (30 min) screenplay
All we do is nguyen
by huong nguyen
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.
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director: nancy schwartzman
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.
2018 Winners included:
bathtubs over broadway
homeless: the soundtrack
the driver is red
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.