Congrats to Boyhood, The Dam Keeper, Last Days in Vietnam, and Ida on Their Oscar Nominations!

A big congrats to our NFF Closing Night Film, Boyhood, on its six Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Editing! More congratulations to The Dam Keeper, which screened in our Animated Shorts program, and was nominated for Best Short Film (Animated), and Ida, our most recent NFF Now selection, which was nominated for Best Cinematography and Best Foreign Language Film. Last but not least, our Audience Award winner Last Days in Vietnam was nominated for Best Documentary!

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NFF Alum Boyhood Wins Three Golden Globes!

A big congratulations to NFF ’14 Closing Night Film Boyhood, which took home three awards at last night’s Golden Globes ceremony: Best Film – Drama, Best Director and Best Supporting Actress. We were fortunate enough to host star Ellar Coltrane and producer Cathleen Sutherland (pictured) at last year’s festival and wish Linklater and his team the best of luck on the rest of the awards trail.


NFF Now: Cake on January 15

Thursday, January 15 at 6:30 PM | Dreamland Main Theater

Q&A with Screenwriter Patrick Tobin

Directed by: Daniel Barnz
98 MIN / USA / COLOR / 2014 / ENGLISH

Screening as part of NFF Now. Presented with Nantucket Dreamland Foundation.

CAKE takes us into the darkly funny world of Claire Bennett (Jennifer Aniston) who initiates a dubious relationship with a widower (Sam Worthington) while confronting fantastical Read More


NFF Now: IDA on December 18

Thursday, December 18 at 6:30 PM | Dreamland Main Theater

Directed by: Pawel Pawlikowski

Screening as part of NFF Now. Presented with Nantucket Dreamland Foundation.

From acclaimed director Pawel Pawlikowski (Last Resort, My Summer of Love) comes Ida, a moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, makes a shocking discovery about her past. In this beautifully directed film, Pawlikowski returns to his native Poland for the first time in his career to confront some of the more contentious issues in the history of his birthplace.


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NFF Now: Force Majeure on November 20

Thursday, November 20 at 6:30 PM / Dreamland Main Theater

Screening as part of NFF Now. Presented with Nantucket Dreamland Foundation.

This wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama tells the story of a model Swedish family—businessman Tomas, his wife Ebba, and their two blonde children—on a skiing holiday in the French Alps. The sun is shining and the slopes are spectacular, but an avalanche suddenly bears down on the family during a lunch at a mountainside restaurant. With people fleeing in all directions and his wife and children in a state of panic, Tomas makes a decision that will shake his marriage (and family) to its core. Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.

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