Nantucket Film Festival Update

DISNEY•PIXAR’S ‘TOY STORY 3′ AND MAGNOLIA PICTURES’ ‘THE EXTRA MAN’ TO OPEN THE 15TH ANNUAL NANTUCKET FILM FESTIVAL

Executive Director Colin Stanfield and Artistic Director Mystelle Brabbée today announced the full lineup of films for the 2010 Nantucket Film Festival, which runs from Thursday, June 17 through Sunday, June 20. Passes are now available on the NFF website. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, May 28th.

New this year will be Ben Stiller’s All-Star Comedy Roundtable.

Returning this year will be the always unpredictable Late Night Storytelling featuring celebrities and audience members. Past storytellers have included Ben Stiller, Jim Carrey, Tina Fey, Mos Def, Rosie Perez, Cheryl Hines, Laird Hamilton, Olympia Dukakis, Paul Rudd, Alan Cumming, Fisher Stevens, and Brian Williams.

Ben Stiller, Christine Taylor, Cheryl Hines, Fisher Stevens from NFF 2009. Photos by Gene Mahon.,

The opening night films for this year’s Nantucket Film Festival will be “Toy Story 3”, from Disney•Pixar, and NFF’s veterans Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini’s “The Extra Man” from Magnolia Pictures. Closing the festival this year will be John Lennon biopic “Nowhere Boy” from The Weinstein Company.

The Festival will announce the winner of Showtime’s annual Tony Cox Award for Screenwriting in early June, and the winner will be honored at the Showtime Award Ceremony at the Festival.

Other awards given at NFF this year will be The Compass Rose Acting Award, The Audience Award for Best Feature & Best Short, Showtime’s Tony Cox Awards for Best Screenwriting in a Feature Film and Short Film, Teen View on NFF Award, Best Storytelling in a Documentary Film, the Adrienne Shelly Excellence in Filmmaking Award, and, new this year, a New Voices in Screenwriting Award.

Returning this year will be Morning Coffee With . . ., with host Jace Alexander hosting this intimate mix of coffee, conversation, bagels and shoptalk with some of Festival’s best filmmakers.

Ben Foster, Paul Giamatti and Chris Matthews from NFF 2009. Photos by Gene Mahon.,

Last year the NFF presented 40 feature and short films, including soon-to-be Academy Award winners “The Hurt Locker” and “The Cove”. Guests included Ben Stiller, Meg Ryan, Ben Foster, Brain Williams, Cheryl Hines, Harold Ramis, Fisher Stevens, Paul Giamatti, Peter & Bobby Farrelly, Lily Taylor, Chris Matthews, John Hamburg, Anne Meara, and many more.

Additional films, events and attendees to be announced soon. More information at www.nantucketfilmfestival.org.

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  • nevette  On May 31, 2010 at 6:39 am

    Be sure to check out SUMMER PASTURE @ the Nantucket Film Festival! Winner of the 2010 Full Frame Doc Film Festival Inspiration Award Honorable Mention, the film is a true fly-on-the-wall account of nomadic life intimately seen through the experiences and insights of one young family as they question whether their traditions and lifestyle can survive modernity.

    The Nantucket Film Festival screenings will be on Fri, Jun 18, 3:00PM and Sat, Jun 19, 12:30PM, both at the Coffin School– the filmmakers will be in attendance.

    Please find more information and ticket links at:
    http://www.ticketinguide.com/nff2010?c=y&3301=170216&curView=browseDetail&sortBy=title

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