The Nantucket Film Festival is proud to honor screenwriters and filmmakers who display a mastery of their craft.

In addition to our Screenwriters Tribute and Showtime's Tony Cox Screenplay Competitions, we've handed out numerous awards and distinctions over the years.

Our Audience Awards give all of our moviegoers the chance to vote for their favorites at the festival. Be sure to vote at the end of each screening!

2016 AWARD WINNERS LISTED BELOW!


SCREENWRITERS TRIBUTE

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. 


SHOWTIME’S TONY COX SCREENPLAY COMPETITIONS (2016)

These juried competitions recognize emerging film and television screenplays as the best from the pool of submissions each year.

2016 Screenplay Competition winners included

episodic (60 min) screenplay
CLEO
by Julia Fontana

SHORT FILM SCREENPLAY
Waylaid
by Michael Koehler
 

FEATURE FILM SCREENPLAY
TEL AVIV ON FIRE
by Sameh Zoabi & Dan Kleinman

episodic (30 min) screenplay
The Godmother
by Wyndham Lewis
 

Presented by:

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.

2016 Winner:

BEWARE THE SLENDERMAN
director: irene TAYLOR Brodsky

 

Support provided by: Adrienne Shelly Foundation

AUDIENCE AWARDS

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.

2016 Audience Award winners included:

Narrative Feature
Other People

Runner-Up: CAptain Fantastic

Documentary Feature
Life, Animated

Runner-Up: TIckled

Short Film
Joe's Violin

Runner-Up: The Last Bay Scallop?


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.

2016 WINNER:
The Bathtub - tim Ellrich