Located 30 miles out to sea, The Nantucket Film Festival thrives on the rich history and beautiful landscape of this island paradise. For two decades, NFF has developed a vast network of local partnerships, attracting thousands of festival patrons each year.

Whether it’s the island location, the intimate size of the event, or the relaxed nature of our guests, meaningful connections are the norm not the exception.

We encourage you to explore the local businesses listed in this section and familiarize yourself with our various Festival venues.

Once you’re here, walk, rent a bike, take a cab and enjoy everything that NFF’s island home has to offer. We’re looking forward to seeing you at the movies!


There’s no way around it, attending the Nantucket Film Festival involves a journey to an island 30 miles out to sea. Those who’ve been attending every year for the past 15 years like it that way. Below is a list of recommended travel options for you to browse through.

By Air

Please visit Delta Airlines
Please visit Cape Air
Call (508) 228-6234

By Sea

Please visit Hy-Line Cruises
Please visit Steamship Authority
Call (508) 477-8600 for vehicle reservations and (508) 495-3278 for passenger only reservations


Each summer Nantucket plays host to over 30,000 tourists, providing top-notch hospitality at every turn. NFF is proud of our excellent relationship with local businesses. Take a look at some of our favorite places to stay on the Island!

We recommend:

NIR Nantucket Island Resorts

A collection of premier hotels and a marina which include: White Elephant, White Elephant Village | Inn & Residences, The Wauwinet, Jared Coffin House, The Cottages and Lofts and Nantucket Boat Basin. Each offers first-class accommodations, amenities and exceptional customer service, set amidst stunning Nantucket locations.

Please visit nantucketislandresorts.com or call 800.ISLANDS 800.475.2637 or 508.325.1000

The Beachside

Situated in the lovely Brant Point residential neighborhood, the Beachside is a short 5-minute walk to Jetties Beach and a leisurely 12 minute walk to Main Street. There is a heated outdoor pool on the grounds, and a tennis court is located at nearby Jetties Beach. The hotel consists of 90 guest rooms as well as three two-bedroom suites. A limited amount of pet-friendly rooms are available for an additional charge.

Please visit thebeachside.com or call (800) 322-4433 or (508) 228-2241 for reservations

Harborview Nantucket

Harborview Place is a luxury residence community located on the water in historic Nantucket. More than just extraordinary residences, Harborview Place offers a lifestyle that is Quintessentially Nantucket.

Please visit harborviewnantucket.com or call (508) 228-7898 for reservations

The Summer House

A boutique collection of inns on Nantucket offering a multitude of delightful options for travelers to this beautiful and special island. Nantucket Town Inn guests enjoy full privileges at the private Summer House Beach and Pool Club including complimentary door-to-door jitney from several of the inns.

Please visit thesummerhouse.com or call (508) 257-4577 for reservations


Visit Nantucket.net before and after you visit Nantucket for inns, hotels, house rentals, dining and restaurant reviews, beach listings, island activities, special deals, maps, island photos, and videos. Nantucket.net is updated daily and is a great resource for your trip to Nantucket.

Please visit nantucket.net

2018 Festival Venues

General map of Nantucket: CLICK HERE

Starlight Theatre
Main box office, headquarters, and theater
1 North Union Street

THE DREAMLAND Film and Cultural Center
17 South Water Street


First Congregational Church
62 Centre Street

10 New Street, Siasconset

Nantucket Hotel
77 Easton Street




Car Rental


Hertz Car Rental

For rates and availability click here
or call (508) 228-9421

Bike Rental


Young’s Bicycle Shop
* Special rate on bike rentals for NFF attendees

For more info click here

Public Transportation


The Wave
Ride The Wave! Nantucket’s regional transit system.

For maps and schedules click here

Childcare Services

Nanny Tucket

NannyTucket, LLC is a fully licensed placement agency that provides families access to the best babysitters and nannies on Nantucket Island. Nanny Tucket was founded in 2008.

To request one of their amazing background-checked, reference-checked, interviewed and trained childcare providers, simply fill out this Job Request Form

* NannyTucket will send you a confirmation (request) email, including all of the details regarding the job for your family to review prior to confirming the placement.