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
2014 Recipient: EARLY PLUS INFINITY by Clark Carroll
TV PILOT (60 MINUTE) SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
2014 Recipient: TOMORROWLAND by Jamie Mayer
TV PILOT (30 MINUTE) SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
2014 Recipient: STIFFS by Stuart Feldman
SHORT FILM SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
2014 Recipient: THE BRAVEST, THE BOLDEST by Moon Molson & Eric Fallen
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
2014 Recipient: Nathan and David Zellner, Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter
TONY COX AWARD FOR SCREENWRITING IN A SHORT FILM
2014 Recipient: Bernardo Britto, Yearbook
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.
2014 Recipient: Diana Whitten, Vessel
Support provided by:
Adrienne Shelly Foundation
BEST WRITER/DIRECTOR AWARD
This award goes to an individual with joint talents in screenwriting and directorial innovation.
2014 Recipient: Richard Linklater, Boyhood
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.
2014 Recipient: Robert Greene, Actress
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.
2014 Recipient for Best Feature: Rory Kennedy, Last Days in Vietnam
2014 Recipient for Best Short Film: Moon Molson and Eric Fallen, The Bravest, The Boldest
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.
2014 Recipient: Michael Urie and Michael Levi Harris, The Hyperglot