Nantucket fest taps Stanfield

To replace Burkhart, who shifts to board chair

Colin Stanfield has been named executive director of the Nantucket Film Festival, which runs June 18-22 in Nantucket, Mass. He replaces fest founder Jill Burkhart, who will now chair the board of directors.

"Running the Nantucket Film Festival the last number of years has been extremely gratifying for me," Burkhart said. "I'm happy and very satisfied to be leaving our event in such strong shape and capable hands, and I look forward to future creative endeavors and industry related projects."

"With the Nantucket Film Festival's mature legacy, its unique position in the industry and the incredibly strong brand that the island itself brings, I believe our event is positioned extremely well as we move closer to our 15th year," Stanfield said. "I have tremendous respect for returning artistic director Mystelle Brabbee, who is responsible in no small part for our great past successes, and I am very happy that her sharp instincts, passion and personality will continue to shape our future."

The Nantucket Festival is focussed on highlighting the work of screenwriters. Its Screenwriter's Tribute annually honors a high-profile screenwriter. And the Showtime Tony Cox Award for Screenwriting awards a cash prize and inclusion in the Screenwriters Colony, which takes place on Nantucket every year in the fall.
Nantucket fest taps Stanfield

To replace Burkhart, who shifts to board chair

Staff report

Colin Stanfield has been named executive director of the Nantucket Film Festival, which runs June 18-22 in Nantucket, Mass. He replaces fest founder Jill Burkhart, who will now chair the board of directors.

"Running the Nantucket Film Festival the last number of years has been extremely gratifying for me," Burkhart said. "I'm happy and very satisfied to be leaving our event in such strong shape and capable hands, and I look forward to future creative endeavors and industry related projects."

"With the Nantucket Film Festival's mature legacy, its unique position in the industry and the incredibly strong brand that the island itself brings, I believe our event is positioned extremely well as we move closer to our 15th year," Stanfield said. "I have tremendous respect for returning artistic director Mystelle Brabbee, who is responsible in no small part for our great past successes, and I am very happy that her sharp instincts, passion and personality will continue to shape our future."

The Nantucket Festival is focussed on highlighting the work of screenwriters. Its Screenwriter's Tribute annually honors a high-profile screenwriter. And the Showtime Tony Cox Award for Screenwriting awards a cash prize and inclusion in the Screenwriters Colony, which takes place on Nantucket every year in the fall.
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