Ackfest Expands Staff, Mansfield and Cohen Join Third Year

by Aaron Krach

The Nantucket Film Festival announced the addition of two new staff
members, Lauren Mansfield, Managing Director and Ruth Cohen, Development
Consultant. Mansfield was the executive director of the 1997 Gen Art
Film Festival in New York and Cohen’s background includes positions at
The Sundance Institute and Playwrights Horizons. She was also an
associate producer of, "The War Room" and "Eye Of God."

The Nantucket Film Festival is set to run from June 16 -21. The festival
focuses on the screenwriter and includes screenplay readings, panel
discussions and morning coffee with the filmmakers. Screenplay
submissions are being accepted through March 20. Film submissions will
be accepted through April 10.

for more info, check out the festival's web site at: