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Nantucket Film Festival

June 26-30, 2013

Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States

What’s It All About?

The Nantucket Film Festival (NFF) was founded by brother-and-sister team Jill and Jonathan Burkhart in 1996. The festival promotes the cultural awareness and appreciation of the art of screenwriting in the world of cinema.NFF screens a world-class programme of independent, studio-produced, foreign, documentary and short films in every genre and includes many theatrical premieres. Approximately 20 feature films and 15-25 short films are selected annually, keeping in mind great screenwriting and storytelling.Now in its 18th year, NFF attracts visitors from all over to experience preview screenings, signature programmes and stand-out hospitality.

Watch Out For!

Opening Day Film

Monsters University: Full of laughter and heart, the film is an animation feature that tells the story of Mike Wazowski, who is a little monster who dreams of becoming scary. 

Directed by Dan Scanlon, the film will open the festival.

Opening Night Film

Twenty Feet From Stardom: Directed by Morgan Neville, this documentary/feature film shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the back-up singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of rock-and-roll history.


In a World…: Lake Bell displays her multiple talents as a writer/director/actor in her delightful feature debut, In A World… Clever and full of comedic grace, the film follows Carol, who musters the courage to make a career as a voiceover star.

Screenwriters Tribute

NFF’s most esteemed awards honour the careers of screenwriters who have brought distinction to the craft of writing for film.

This year, the fest will be awarding:

• 2013 Screenwriters Tribute Award: David O Russell

• Special Achievement in Documentary Storytelling Award: Barbara Kopple

• New Voices in Screenwriting Award: Lake BellThe awards for this category will be presented by Hollywood actress Glenn Close.


• Blackfish

• Drinking Buddies

• Girl Most Likely

• Running From Crazy

Other Screenings

• A.C.O.D.

• Austenland

• Anita

• Blood Brother

• The Crash Reel

• The Cold Lands

• First Comes Love

• The Hunt

• Fruitvale Station

• Haute Cuisine

• Some Girls

Beach Screenings

Two films will be screened under Beach Screenings.

• The Princess Bride

• The Winged Migration

Closing Night Film

Ain’t Them Bodies Saint: Directed by David Lowery, the film tells the story of Bob Muldoon and Ruth Guthrie, an impassioned young outlaw couple who were apprehended after a shootout in the Texas hills.

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