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The Nantucket Film Festival screens both domestic and international features from every genre, all selected with an eye towards storytelling. Narra... More
The Nantucket Film Festival screens both domestic and international features from every genre, all selected with an eye towards storytelling. Narrative Features are eligible for the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature. Prize information and additional awards to be announced. Female writer/directors are also considered for the Adrienne Shelly Foundation Excellence in Filmmaking Award, complete with a $5,000 cash prize. Less

The Nantucket Film Festival screens both domestic and international shorts from every genre, all selected with an eye towards storytelling. Short f... More
The Nantucket Film Festival screens both domestic and international shorts from every genre, all selected with an eye towards storytelling. Short films are eligible for the Audience Award for Best Short, as well as the Teen View on NFF Award, chosen by a jury composed of Nantucket students. Prize information and additional awards to be announced. Less

The Nantucket Film Festival screens both domestic and international features from every genre, all selected with an eye towards storytelling. Docum... More
The Nantucket Film Festival screens both domestic and international features from every genre, all selected with an eye towards storytelling. Documentary Features are eligible for the Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature. Prize information and additional awards to be announced. Female directors are also considered for the Adrienne Shelly Foundation Excellence in Filmmaking Award, complete with a $5,000 cash prize. Less

The Nantucket Film Festival screens both domestic and international shorts from every genre, all selected with an eye towards storytelling. Short f... More
The Nantucket Film Festival screens both domestic and international shorts from every genre, all selected with an eye towards storytelling. Short films are eligible for the Audience Award for Best Short, as well as the Teen View on NFF Award, chosen by a jury composed of Nantucket students. Prize information and additional awards to be announced. Less

The Nantucket Film Festival screens both domestic and international features from every genre, all selected with an eye towards storytelling. Anima... More
The Nantucket Film Festival screens both domestic and international features from every genre, all selected with an eye towards storytelling. Animated Features are eligible for the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature. Prize information and additional awards to be announced. Female writer/directors are also considered for the Adrienne Shelly Foundation Excellence in Filmmaking Award, complete with a $5,000 cash prize. Less

The Nantucket Film Festival screens both domestic and international shorts from every genre, all selected with an eye towards storytelling. Short f... More
The Nantucket Film Festival screens both domestic and international shorts from every genre, all selected with an eye towards storytelling. Short films are eligible for the Audience Award for Best Short, as well as the Teen View on NFF Award, chosen by a jury composed of Nantucket students. Prize information and additional awards to be announced. Less

Showtime's Tony Cox Feature Screenplay Competition recognizes an emerging feature screenplay as the best from the pool of submissions each year. ... More
Showtime's Tony Cox Feature Screenplay Competition recognizes an emerging feature screenplay as the best from the pool of submissions each year. The competition gives writers the opportunity to have their scripts read by an industry jury, receive top industry recognition, and participate in a Festival focused specifically on screenwriting. The prize includes a $5,000 cash award, a month-long writer's retreat on Nantucket in October courtesy of Screenwriters Colony, a complimentary trip to the Nantucket Film Festival in June, and an invitation to our Mentor Brunch with a leading industry screenwriter. Notable Feature Screenplay Competition winners to have been produced and distributed theatrically include: Debra Granik's DOWN TO THE BONE, Jennifer Maisel's THE LAST SEDER, Sophie Barthes' COLD SOULS, Jenny Deller's FUTURE WEATHER, Patrick Tobin's CAKE, and Stella Meghie's JEAN OF THE JONESES. Recent Mentors Brunch advisors include: Davey Holmes, George Pelecanos, Oliver Stone, Robert Towne, David O. Russell, Mike Cahill, Barry Levinson, Paul Haggis, and Nancy Meyers. Less

Showtime's Tony Cox Short Screenplay Competition recognizes an emerging short screenplay as the best from the pool of submissions each year. The ... More
Showtime's Tony Cox Short Screenplay Competition recognizes an emerging short screenplay as the best from the pool of submissions each year. The competition gives writers the opportunity to have their scripts read by an industry jury, receive top industry recognition, and participate in a Festival focused specifically on screenwriting. The prize includes a $500 cash award, a VIP-access pass to the Festival, and an invitation to our Mentor Brunch with a leading industry screenwriter. The inaugural 2013 winner of the Short Screenplay Competition, THE BRAVEST, THE BOLDEST, went on to world premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and screened as part of the 2014 Nantucket Film Festival program. Recent Mentors Brunch advisors include: Davey Holmes, George Pelecanos, Oliver Stone, Robert Towne, David O. Russell, Mike Cahill, Barry Levinson, Paul Haggis, and Nancy Meyers. Less

Showtime's Tony Cox Episodic Screenplay (60 Min) Competition recognizes an emerging original hour-long television pilot as the best from the pool... More
Showtime's Tony Cox Episodic Screenplay (60 Min) Competition recognizes an emerging original hour-long television pilot as the best from the pool of submissions each year. The competition gives writers the opportunity to have their scripts read by an industry jury, receive top industry recognition, and participate in a Festival focused specifically on screenwriting. The prize includes a $1,000 cash award, a one-on-one consultation with a Showtime executive, a VIP-access pass to the Festival, and an invitation to our Mentor Brunch with a leading industry screenwriter. Recent Mentors Brunch advisors include: Davey Holmes, George Pelecanos, Oliver Stone, Robert Towne, David O. Russell, Mike Cahill, Barry Levinson, Paul Haggis, and Nancy Meyers. Less

Showtime's Tony Cox Episodic Screenplay (30 Min) Competition recognizes an emerging original half-hour comedic television pilot as the best from ... More
Showtime's Tony Cox Episodic Screenplay (30 Min) Competition recognizes an emerging original half-hour comedic television pilot as the best from the pool of submissions each year. The competition gives writers the opportunity to have their scripts read by an industry jury, receive top industry recognition, and participate in a Festival focused specifically on screenwriting. The prize includes a $1,000 cash award, an inclusive two-week-long writer's retreat on Nantucket in June courtesy of the Screenwriters Colony and NFF, a one-on-one consultation with a Showtime executive, a VIP-access pass to the Festival, and an invitation to our Mentor Brunch with a leading industry screenwriter. Recent Mentors Brunch advisors include: Davey Holmes, George Pelecanos, Oliver Stone Robert Towne, David O. Russell, Mike Cahill, Barry Levinson, Paul Haggis, and Nancy Meyers. NOTE: * Episodic pilots of any genre may be submitted, but note that they must feature comedic elements which would benefit from participation in the Episodic Comedy Screenwriters Colony. * The winner of the Showtime's Tony Cox Episodic Screenplay (30 Min) Competition is expected to attend the Episodic Comedy retreat for two weeks in June leading up to the Festival, where s/he will workshop the winning pilot. Less

Showtime's Tony Cox Feature Screenplay Competition recognizes an emerging feature screenplay as the best from the pool of submissions each year. ... More
Showtime's Tony Cox Feature Screenplay Competition recognizes an emerging feature screenplay as the best from the pool of submissions each year. The competition gives writers the opportunity to have their scripts read by an industry jury, receive top industry recognition, and participate in a Festival focused specifically on screenwriting. The prize includes a $5,000 cash award, a complimentary trip to the Nantucket Film Festival in June, a month-long writer's retreat on Nantucket in October courtesy of Screenwriters Colony, and an invitation to our Mentor Brunch with a leading industry screenwriter. Notable Feature Screenplay Competition winners to have been produced and distributed theatrically include: Debra Granik's DOWN TO THE BONE, Jennifer Maisel's THE LAST SEDER, Sophie Barthes' COLD SOULS, Jenny Deller's FUTURE WEATHER, Patrick Tobin's CAKE, and Stella Meghie's JEAN OF THE JONESES. Recent Mentor Brunch advisors include: Davey Holmes, George Pelecanos, Oliver Stone, Robert Towne, David O. Russell, Mike Cahill, Barry Levinson, Paul Haggis, and Nancy Meyers. SCRIPT ANALYSIS OPTION: The Nantucket Film Festival is committed to helping screenwriters develop well crafted, high quality screenplays through our Script Analysis service. Contrary to internal “coverage” designed to save time for film executives, our script analysis is envisioned with the writer in mind. We offer you the opportunity to learn what does and doesn’t work before your screenplay reaches the development desk. Our analysis is meant to be constructive and help you improve your script. ANALYSIS INCLUDES: * A well crafted log-line you will be able to use to describe your story; * Genre suggestion; * Scores on the critical elements of the script: story structure, plot development, character development, dialogue, marketability, and originality; (1 page) * Critical evaluation on the elements of the script: story structure, plot development, character development, dialogue, marketability, and originality (2 pages). Less


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