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Nantucket Film Festival’s Top Honors Go To ‘Short Term 12,’ ‘Life According to Sam’ and ‘Fruitvale Station’

Nantucket Film Festival's Top Honors Go To 'Short Term 12,' 'Life According to Sam' and 'Fruitvale Station'

The 18th annual Nantucket Film Festival, which focuses on excellence in screenwriting, announced the festival winners today, in addition to the winners of its competitions for best screenplay for film and television. The prestigious Showtime Tony Cox award for best emerging screenwriter went to Destin Daniel Cretton for “Short Term 12.” The audience award went to “Life According to Sam,” from directors Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine. The Vimeo award for Best Writer/Director went to Ryan Coogler for “Fruitvale Station.” The full winners list follows:

Showtime Tony Cox Award for Best Screenwriting in a Feature Film — Destin Daniel Cretton (“Short Term 12”)

Showtime Tony Cox Award for Best Screenwriting in a Short Film — Goran Dukic (“What Do We Have in Our Pockets?”)

Audience Award for Best Feature — “Life According to Sam” (directed by Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine)

Audience Award for Best Short Film — “Fresh Guacamole” (PES)

Vimeo Award for Best Writer/Director — Ryan Coogler (“Fruitvale Station”)

Adrienne Shelley Excellence in Filmmaking Award — Penny Lane (“Our Nixon”)

Showtime’s Tony Cox Feature Film Screenplay Competition Award — “Cake” (Patrick Tobin)

Showtime’s Tony Cox Short Film Screenplay Competition Award — “The Bravest, The Boldest” (Eric Fallen and Moon Molson)

2013 Television Pilot (Hour-Long) Competition Winner — “The Messiah Project” (David Baugnon)

2013 Television Pilot (Half Hour-­Long) Competition Winner — “Time Out” (Ian McWethy)

Short Film Jury Award for Best Short Film — Mick Andrews and Brett O’ Gorman (“Dotty”)

Short Film Jury special mention for Cinematography — “Atlantic Avenue” (directed by Laure de Clermont)

The Teen View Jury Award — “Fortune House” (Matthew Bonifacio)

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