Located 30 miles out to sea, the Nantucket Film Festival thrives off the rich history and beautiful landscape of this island paradise. For more than two decades, NFF has been developing a vast network of local partners and attracting thousands of festivalgoers each year.

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

We encourage you to further explore the local businesses found in this section and to familiarize yourself with our various festival venues.

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


There’s no way around it — attending NFF involves leaving the mainland. But everyone who has attended over the past 20+ years likes it that way. Below is a short list of recommended travel options to make your trip a little easier.

By Air


Please visit Delta Airlines


Please visit Cape Air
Call (508) 228-6234


Please visit Fly Louie
Call (833) FLY-LOUIE

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 the excellent relationships we’ve built with local businesses, and would like to share some of our favorite places to stay on the island with you!

We recommend:

Nantucket Island Resorts (NIR)

A collection of premier hotels and a marina which include: White Elephant, White Elephant Village | Inn & Residences, The Wauwinet, Jared Coffin House, and The Cottages & Lofts at the 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 number 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 Nantucket is a luxury residence community located on the water in historic Nantucket. More than just extraordinary residences, Harborview 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

2019 Festival Venues

General map of Nantucket: CLICK HERE

Festival HEadquarters
Main box office and Registration
12 oak Street

THE DREAMLAND Film and Cultural Center
Main Theater, Studio Theater, Harborview Room (Legacy Lounge)
17 South Water Street


First Congregational Church
62 Centre Street

White elephant Village
19 North Water Street

10 New Street, Siasconset




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. NannyTucket 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.