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iW NEWS | Nantucket Awards Burnstein, Schechter, Marsh

iW NEWS | Nantucket Awards Burnstein, Schechter, Marsh

The 13th Annual Nantucket Film Festival closed things off this Sunday, after screening over 50 features and shorts and holding a variety of events, including tributes and awards to Judd Apatow and Meg Ryan. “We’re thrilled about the wonderful turnout for this year’s festival from loyal supporters and new visitors alike” said Jill Burkhart, Co-Founder and Executive Director in a statement. On Sunday afternoon, a ceremony was held to award the winner of Showtime’s Tony Cox Screenplay Competition, which recognizes an emerging screenwriter. A jury comprised of Doug Liman, Chris Eigeman, and Liz Tucillo chose FM Strype for his script “Anna Down East” out of hundreds of submissions. Also presented was the Adrienne Shelley Excellence in Filmmaking Award, to Nanette Burstein (“American Teen“), Showtime’s Tony Cox Award for Screenwriting, given to Daniel Schechter for the movie “Goodbye Baby,” the Audience Award for Best Feature was awarded to “Of All the Things,” written and directed by Jody Lambert, and an award for Best Storytelling in a Documentary Film, to James Marsh (“Man on Wire“) . [Peter Knegt]

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