The Nantucket Film Festival has announced today via a press release that it will present NFF NOW: AT HOME, a film and conversation series taking place online during the festival’s originally scheduled dates.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, festivals around the world have been canceled or moved digitally in the last few months, with Nantucket Film Festival the latest to move their festival online. It will take place between June 23-30 and passes go on sale here from June 8 for a fee of $75.
A variety of feature-length films, short films and documentaries will be available to stream on these dates via the festival’s website through the pass, as well as the presentation of an In Their Shoes collection which will feature conversations with iconic screenwriter/director/producer Norman Lear (“All in the Family”) and Academy Award-winning screenwriter Eric Roth (“Forrest Gump”) who will discuss his upcoming projects “Dune” and “Killers of the Flower Moon.”
Included in the press release is the following quote from the festival’s Executive Director Mystelle Brabbée:
“The Nantucket Film Festival has maintained our other vital programming during the crisis, including NFF Teen View, which mentors local high school students in filmmaking; and the Showtime Tony Cox Screenplay Competitions, whose winners will be announced in June. Our first-ever online film series, NFF NOW: AT HOME joins these programs to bring new and exciting film voices to your living room while supporting the artists and the industry that created them in this challenging time. We look forward immensely to seeing everybody in person on Nantucket for the Nantucket Film Festival in June of 2021, when we can truly celebrate our 25 years of storytelling by packing theatres with the best of independent cinema, and by hosting lively in-person events featuring great veterans of the industry as well as up-and-coming voices.”
The Nantucket Film Festival was founded in 1996 by siblings Jonathan and Jill Burkhart to promote an appreciation of screenwriting and storytelling. Supporters of the festival include Showtime, Bank of America, A&E Indie Films, with local supporters including The Inquirer & Mirror and Nantucket Today.