2019 Winners

From our Screenwriters Tribute and Showtime's Tony Cox Screenplay Competitions to our Best of Fest and Audience Awards, we are proud to honor screenwriters and filmmakers who display a mastery of their craft.


BEST OF FEST

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Brittany Runs A Marathon

 

For Sama

 

Maiden

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Official Secrets

 

The Peanut Butter Falcon

 

Sea of Shadows


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 our pool of submissions each year.

2019 winners 
 

Feature Screenplay

Elizabeth Chatelain, Sundogs

Episodic 60-Minute Pilot

Kate Levitt, Living

Short Screenplay

Alexis Barzin, I Know Your Number By Heart

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.

2019 Winner

Annabelle Attanasio, Mickey and the Bear

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.

2019 Winners
 

Narrative Feature

Tyler Nilson & Michael Schwartz, The Peanut Butter Falcon

Documentary Feature

Waad al-Kateab & Edward Watts, For Sama

 

Narrative Short

Matthew Bonifacio & Julianna Gelinas Bonifacio, Master Maggie

Documentary short

Erin Sanger & Taylor Hess, Mack Wrestles


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.

2019 WINNER

Erin Sanger & Taylor Hess, Mack Wrestles