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Awards

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. Click here to read more.

 

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SHOWTIME’S TONY COX SCREENPLAY COMPETITIONS

The highest award of the annual NFF Screenplay Competition, this jury prize recognizes an emerging screenplay as the best from the pool of submissions each year. The jury is composed of individuals from the film community with original and diverse points of view.

Awards are given to the following competitions:

FEATURE FILM SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
2013 Recipient: CAKE by Patrick Tobin

TV PILOT (60 MINUTE) SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
2013 Recipient: THE MESSIAH PROJECT by David Bauqnon

TV PILOT (30 MINUTE) SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
2013 Recipient: TIME OUT by Ian McWethy

SHORT FILM SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
2013 Recipient: THE BRAVEST, THE BOLDEST by Moon Molson & Eric Fallen

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The screenplays displaying the most skillful writing in a feature and a short film receive this award. All narrative feature-length and narrative short films in the NFF lineup are eligible.

TONY COX AWARD FOR SCREENWRITING IN A FEATURE FILM

2013 Recipient: Destin Daniel Cretton, Short Term 12

TONY COX AWARD FOR SCREENWRITING IN A SHORT FILM

2013 Recipient: Goran Dukic, What Do We Have in Our Pockets?

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COMPASS ROSE ACTING AWARD

This special award recognizes an outstanding performer, frequently one who has inspired a screenwriter to create new material.

 

 

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.

2013 Recipient: Penny Lane, Our Nixon

Support provided by: 
Adrienne Shelly Foundation

 

 

BEST WRITER/DIRECTOR AWARD

This award goes to an individual with joint talents in screenwriting and directorial innovation.

2013 Recipient: Ryan Coogler, Fruitvale Station

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BEST STORYTELLING IN A DOCUMENTARY FILM

This award acknowledges outstanding storytelling in documentary filmmaking. All documentary feature-length and short films in the NFF lineup are eligible.

2013 Recipient: Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine, Life According to Sam

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THE AUDIENCE AWARDS

For this much-loved annual distinction the audience picks its favorite films. Cast your vote for Best Feature and Best Short after the screening of each film.

2013 Recipient: Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine, Life According to Sam

 

 

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 30 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.

2013 Recipient: Matthew Bonifacio, Fortune House