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.
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
2015 Recipient: Counterintelligence by Kristen Davila
TV PILOT (60 MINUTE) SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
2015 Recipient: Ice by Estella Gabriel
TV PILOT (30 MINUTE) SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
2015 Recipient: Sold by Jonathan Schwartz
SHORT FILM SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
2015 Recipient: More Cow Bell by Andy Nellis
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 SHORT FILM
2015 Recipient: Shaka King and Kristan Sprague, Mulignans
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.
2015 Recipient: Crystal Moselle, The Wolfpack
Support provided by:
Adrienne Shelly Foundation
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.
2015 Recipient for Best Narrative Feature: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
2015 Recipient for Best Documentary Feature: Ron Davis, Harry & Snowman
2015 Recipient for Best Short: Eric Rockey, Pink Boy
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.
2015 Recipient: Chris King, Birthday