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20th Nantucket Film Festival Announces 2015 Winners

20th Nantucket Film Festival Announces 2015 Winners

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The 20th Annual Nantucket Film Festival announced a handful of winners yesterday in both feature film and screenplay categories. Also announced were the winners of the Showtime Tony Cox Screenplay Competition, which recognizes the best unproduced screenplays and television pilots by emerging writers. The Feature Screenplay prize went to Kristen Davila’s “Counterintelligence,” while Television Pilot nods went to Estelle Gabriel for “Ice” and “Jonathan Schwartz for “Sold.’

A political satire set in Pakistan, “Counterintelligence” involves the CIA, a budding jihadist group and an indebted gambler who plays the two off one another in an attempt to save his own neck. Davila received a $5,000 cash prize and a spot to participate in October’s Screenwriters Colony. The Feature Screenplay Competition jury was comprised of director Kyle Patrick Alvarez (“The Stanford Prison Experiment”), Franklin Leonard and Indiewire’s Managing Editor Nigel M. Smith. 

Other feature film winners from the Nantucket Film Festival include:

Audience Awards
Best Narrative Feature: “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Narrative Feature Runner Up: “Shaun the Sheep” 
Best Documentary: “Harry & Snowman”
Best Short: “Pink Boy”

Short Screenplay Competition: “More Cow Bell,” Andy Nellis 

Best Screenwriting in a Short Film Award: “Muligans,” Shaka King and Kristan Sprague 

Teen View Jury Award: “Birthday,” Chris King

Adrienne Shelley Foundation Excellence in Filmmaking Award: “The Wolfpack,” Crystal Moselle

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