FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 21, 2021

Provincetown, MA – Provincetown Film Society (PFS) is excited to share details of their upcoming 2021 winter auction. “Having weathered the financial hardship of 2020, PFS is eager to return to their mission-based work to lift diverse voices and promote gender and race equity through film. PFS is pleased to announce their first ever Winter Auction, which will not only celebrate all things Provincetown but will also enable PFS to resume programming and community outreach.” says Anthony Lawson, PFS Board President.

The success of this auction will enable PFS to move forward with the 23rd Provincetown International Film Festival (June 16 – 25th), fund the cinemas and continue their year-round programming including the annual Women’s Media Summit, Film Financing Forum, Jamaica on Film Festival, and the LGBTQIA2+ Young Film-Maker Mentorships.

Get ready to chase the winter blues away with all the things that make Provincetown unique and memorable! The centerpiece is a tour of Provincetown’s past and public sex spots. Hear the stories and visit the sites and then join John for drinks and dinner at Bubala’s By the Bay.

The Winter Auction is full of truly unforgettable experiences and quintessentially Provincetown-centric items. The response and generosity from the Provincetown community and supporters has been overwhelming with over 100 items. There is something for everyone! From incredible vacation stays, one-of-a-kind masterpieces, to gift cards for sumptuous dining encounters. This auction gives bidders a chance to support the Provincetown Film Society after a challenging year due to Covid-19 and celebrate Provincetown itself. Additional items include:

  • A literary tour of Provincetown concluding with lunch at the Norman Mailer House with East End Books owner Jeff Peters
  • A virtual Provincetown architectural tour with David Dunlap
  • A 2-night stay for 4 with dinner at the Mary Heaton Vorse House
  • A writing salon with Michael Cunningham
  • A literary salon and lunch with writer and Grub Street artistic director Christopher Castellani
  • A personalized voicemail greeting recorded by Kathleen Turner
  • A PIFF workshop with film festival programmers
  • A history tour of Provincetown restaurants with Spiritus and Bubala’s owner John Yingling
  • Exclusive and unique luxury Provincetown rentals

What: PFS 2021Virtual Winter Auction
Who: Open to all, virtually through Bidding For Good
When: Early registration and preview of items begins January 18th. Auction begins January 29th, 12:01 AM – February 7th,11:59 PM
Where: Auction link:

If interested in sponsorship opportunities, donating an item or questions regarding the event, please contact Sarah Macaulay Nitsch, (310) 463-1508 or email

About PFS
Provincetown Film Society (PFS) which began as the Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF) in 1999, is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to showcasing new achievements in independent film and honoring the work of emerging as well as acclaimed directors, producers and actors. Our mission is articulated through three primary activities: the annual Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF); a year-round theater operation, Water’s Edge Cinema; and the Gabrielle A. Hanna Provincetown Film Institute for film and media artist residencies and conferences. A substantial contributor to the economic and creative vitality of America’s oldest art colony, PFS is dedicated to becoming a sustainable, year-round cultural organization that brings film education, genre-specific festivals, and cultural partnerships to outer Cape Cod.

CONTACT: Sarah Macaulay Nitsch, Development & Media Relations,
Provincetown Film Society
PO Box 605 | Provincetown, MA 02657
Phone # (310) 463-1508