Everything You Need to Know About the Nantucket Film Festival

The country’s best actors, filmmakers, and critics have been coming to the shores of Nantucket every year for the past 25 years to showcase their masterpieces. The Nantucket Film Festival is a chance for filmmakers and screenplay writers to give the world an excuse to unwind and enjoy impeccable theater for one weekend. Meet the directors, learn more about the actors, and discover the life behind the story at this year’s annual Nantucket Film Festival!

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What You Need to Know About Attending the Nantucket Film Festival

Your bags are packed, and you’re ready to enjoy the best films of the year. (without the hassle of a trip to the Oscars) From dramatic acts to hilarious screenplays, the festival truly has a little something for all theatre lovers. It’s time to set sail for the annual Nantucket Film Festival

  • The Festival

The Nantucket Film Festival begins on Wednesday and closes the curtains Monday afternoon. The festival features seven unique film categories. They include spotlight films, short films, family films, narrative films, virtual reality, documentaries, and a stunning centerpiece film. Guests can bounce from Dreamland Studio to Bennett Hall to the White Elephant to catch their favorites. Films run congruently throughout the day, and if you missed any of the weekend action, catch up at Monday’s recap! 

  • Packages

The Film Festival offers three packages for visitors to choose from—the week package, the signature package, and the day package. If you’re looking to attend the most shows for the best deal, your best bet is the week package. It includes 20 tickets to any general admission show, four tickets to special presentations, and two invitations to the official opening party. If you are only in town for the day, take advantage of their day packages, which include four tickets to any general admission film and badge access to the Legacy Lounge. 

  • Film Programs

While you’re attending the exciting festival, don’t forget to make time to explore some of the festival’s sustaining film programs. 

The Showtime Tony Cox Screenplay Competitions offer an opportunity for the best screenplays in the world to earn cash prizes and private consultations from Showtime executives. Teen View on NFF allows the up and coming generation to get a backstage pass to learn the ins and outs of filmmaking. Meet the faces of the festival’s prized programs during your visit!    

Close the Curtain at Greydon House

Rooms-Federal Suite - Sitting AreaAfter a day of acts and animation, come back to Nantucket’s chicest newcomer, Greydon House. Plan your stay in the Federal Suite and enjoy a residential-style entrance, a plush queen-size bed, luxurious bath products, hand-painted Dutch and Moroccan shower tiling, Sony 4K TVs, and Roman and Williams furnishings.

Discover Nantucket’s own small-town theater at the Theatre Workshop of Nantucket! Breakaway from the bustle of the Nantucket Film Festival to meet with the local actors that make our island shine. We can’t wait to welcome you to the sandy shores of Nantucket!