Harold Ramis and Ben Stiller will participate on a comedy panel and Ramis will receive the annual Screenwriters Tribute at the 14th Annual Nantucket Film Festival, set to run from June 18-21.
Peter Farrelly and John Hamburg will also feature on the panel and discuss the evolution of comedy.
Ramis’ upcoming comedy Year One starring Jack Black and Michael Cera will close the festival and there will be a 25th anniversary screening of Ghostbusters, which Ramis starred in and co-wrote.
Festival artistic director Mystelle Brabbee said that without Ramis “the landscape of comedy in movies would look entirely different” and called him “the father of modern comedy.”
In keeping with the festival’s mission of spotlighting writers, organisers will announce the winner of Showtime’s annual Tony Cox Award for screenwriting at the annual awards brunch. Jury members include Fisher Stevens, Jessie Nelson, and Lili Taylor.
The film line-up includes Kathryn Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker, Cheryl Hines’ Serious Moonlight, Cherien Dabis’ Amreeka, Sophie Barthes’ Cold Souls, Louie Psihoyos’ documentary The Cove, Lynn Shelton’s Humpday and Sebastian Silva’s The Maid.