Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Nantucket Film Festival & Screenplay Competition | Calling all Filmmakers and Screenwriters to submit!


Nantucket, Massachusetts - USA

The 22nd Annual Nantucket Film Festival & Screenplay Competition (NFF), dedicated to the notion that the screenwriter's contribution is at the core of filmmaking. For six days in June, screenwriting and independent storytelling are celebrated with over 100 films screened (features and shorts) and through Signature Programs, making the NFF one of the most unique destination film festivals in the world. This summer getaway attracts VIP talents that are an integral part of festival programming meeting with filmmakers and cinema fans.

NFF is a standout on the festival circuit, selecting imaginative independent films that form a bond between the writer and the film-going audience. NFF fosters emerging screenwriters through our Showtime's Tony Cox Screenplay Competition, awarding over $7,000 USD to writers of feature and short screenplays, plus original, unproduced television pilots. One outstanding female director will also have the opportunity to take home the Adrienne Shelly Foundation Excellence in Filmmaking Award which boasts a $5,000 cash prize. Audiences and invited guest alike rave about NFF's signature events, such as Late Night Storytelling, the All-Star Comedy Roundtable Presented by Ben Stiller, and staged readings of unproduced screenplays, culminating in the gala Screenwriters Tribute, which each year honors the careers of notable and distinguished screenwriters and storytellers.

Many visiting filmmakers have launched collaborations from their time spent in Nantucket. John Hamburg and Ben Stiller were first introduced at NFF; Hamburg then went on to write several screenplays for Stiller's production company. Showtime's Tony Cox Screenplay award winner Sophie Barthes had the opportunity to connect with Paul Giamatti and introduce her winning script, Cold Souls. Giamatti agreed to star in the film, which was released to critical acclaim. Recently, Screenplay Competition winner Patrick Tobin earned a spot on The Black List for his script, Cake , which went on to be produced by and star Jennifer Aniston. Filmmakers seeking collaborating partners and next career moves have great potential while at NFF.

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December 12, 2016 - Regular Deadline

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NFF spotlights exceptional screenwriters and the craft of screenwriting in today's cinema.

Outstanding screenplays take the next step toward success with generous cash prizes made possible by The Showtime's Tony Cox Screenplay Competitions; $5,000 USD for Feature Screenplay, $1,000 for Episodic Screenplay (60 Min), $1,000 for Episodic Screenplay (30 Min), and $500 for Short Screenplay. In addition, the Feature Screenplay winner receives an all-expenses-paid trip to attend the Festival and a month-long residency at the unique Screenwriters Colony in October on Nantucket, where colonists are provided with a work station, transportation, cleaning, and chef services... and all they are asked to do is write.

Features, Shorts, Animation, Screenplays and TV Scripts are welcome for submission - submit your best work today!

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