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|Location||Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States|
|Festival date||Late June|
The Nantucket Film Festival is a film festival founded in 1996 which focuses on screenwriting. Board members include Donick Cary, Nancy Dubac, Chris Matthews, Kathleen Matthews, Ben Stiller, and Tom Scott.
In this event Festival attendees tell a five-minute story, based on a chosen theme. Writers, actors, filmmakers or Nantucketers, tell their tales without the benefit of notes or scripts.
This event hosted by Ben Stiller is a moderated conversation event featuring comedians.
The NFF Official Juries announced in May and the NFF Official Awards are presented to recipients on the last day of the festival in June. The NFF Showtime Tony Cox Screenplay competitions award prizes to Feature Screenplay, Short Screenplay, and TV Pilots.
The Screenwriters Colony is a month long, all-expenses-paid event on the island of Nantucket. Writers are invited to work on their screenplay projects with guidance from more experienced people. Participating writers live together at Almanack Farm, on the edge of Nantucket's cranberry bog conservation land.
The Festival's parent organization, the Nantucket Film Foundation, features off-season screening with the Nantucket Dreamland Foundation including NFF Now and the Summer Film Screenings. The NFF Teen View program is a filmmaking workshop series and intensive course free to Nantucket teenagers.