Showtime's Tony Cox Award For Screenwriting was presented to Daniel Schechter for Goodbye Baby, while the second annual Adrienne Shelley Excellence In Filmmaking Award and a cash prize was presented to American Teen director Nanette Burstein.
James Marsh's Man On Wire won for best storytelling in a documentary film. The Audience Award for best feature went to by Jody Lambert's Of All The Things and the short film prize went to Kevin Brite's Who Ordered Tax.
NFF organisers established the Nantucket Film Society, which will incorporate the previously titled Friends Of The Nantucket Film Festival and Fall Film Symposium.
The Suzanne and Bob Wright Screenwriting Award tribute honoured Judd Apatow and Meg Ryan received the inaugural Compass Rose Acting Tribute.