Nantucket Film Festival

Nantucket Film Festival

Type: Regular shortfilm festival
Location: Nantucket, Massachusetts
Start Month: June


The Nantucket Film Festival was founded by brother and sister team Jill and Jonathan Burkhart in 1996. The Burkharts lived on the island year round, and with their love of movies and the community, they knew it was the perfect place to begin a film festival. In 1997, Mystelle Brabb

Submission Requirements:

Exhibition format should be 35mm, BetaCam or HDCam.

Submission Deadline: March


$25 to $75, depending on category and deadline.

Awards / Prizes:

Showtime’s Tony Cox Award for Screenwriting, Best Storytelling in a Documentary, Best Writer/Director, Audience Award and the Adrienne Shelly Excellence in Filmmaking Award that honors the outstanding achievement by a female filmmaker with a $5,000 cash prize.

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