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Just thirty miles off of the coast of Cape Cod, Nantucket has developed a reputation for being one of the cultural havens of the region. The festivals held here celebrate everything from food and wine to flowers and film, all set against the tranquil backdrop of an island that was once New England’s former whaling capital.

Since 1996, the Nantucket Film Festival has been one of the cultural and artistic highlights of the summer season on Cape Cod. Learn more about the Nantucket Film Festival by reading on below!

Watch the World’s Best Independent Films on the Secluded Island of Nantucket

The Nantucket Film Festival is one of the world’s premier events for independent filmmaking, showcasing the talents of actors, actresses, and directors (ranging from up and coming to industry titans) over the course of a weeklong event in late June each year featuring movie screenings, panels, and more. Past attendees have included household names, such as multi-hyphenate Ben Stiller and actress Mariska Hargitay of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit fame. A Nantucket vacation is great for everyone!

The movies shown during the event range from documentaries and narratives to short films and animated shorts, pulling from the best of independent filmmaking and even a blockbuster or two.

Individual tickets range from as little as $15.00 to as much as $200.00 depending on the event, while ticket packages are priced between $95.00 and $650.00. Passes, which allow attendees access to benefits like priority entry, reserved seating, ticketless access, access to the Legacy Lounge, a tailored festival schedule, and more, are available for $1,600.00 to $3,000.00.

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Contact our reservations team to find out more about the Nantucket Film Festival and other events you won’t want to miss during your time on Cape Cod when you book your stay with us today!