2017 Winners announced.

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.


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

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
The LIne
BY Tesia Walker

FEATURE FILM SCREENPLAY
johnny Ace
by Moon Molson

 

SHORT FILM SCREENPLAY
THe Yao of tao
BY Jesse Wang, Robert Berg, And Rajiv Shah

episodic (30 min) screenplay
Casey Can't
by Kaitlin Fontana
 

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.

2017 Winner:

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
director: Alexandra Dean

 

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.

2017 Winners included:
 

Narrative Feature
The Big Sick

 

Runner-Up: Wind River

Documentary Feature
Monkey Business: The Adventures of the Curious George Creators

Runner-Up: AFTER AUSCHWITZ:
THE STORIES OF SIX WOMEN

Short Film
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.

2017 WINNER:

game - jeannie Donohoe