2017 Award Winners

The Provincetown Film Society is proud to announce the winners at this years Provincetown International Film Festival.

The award winners are:

2017 Filmmaker on the Edge Award:

Sophia Coppola

Excellence in Acting Award:

Chloë Sevigny

Next Wave Award:

Aubrey Plaza

HBO Audience Award / Best Narrative Feature:

LITTLE PINK HOUSE, directed by Courtney Moorehead Balaker

HBO Audience Award / Best Documentary Feature:

I AM EVIDENCE, directed by Trish Adlesic and Geeta Gandbhir

HBO Short Documentary Award:

VICTOR & ISOLINA, directed by William D. Caballero

The John Schlesinger Award, presented to a first time feature filmmaker (narrative):

BRIGSBY BEAR, directed by Dave McCary

The John Schlesinger Award, presented to a first time feature filmmaker (documentary):

SUSANNE BARTSCH: ON TOP, directed by Anthony&Alex

Here Media Award – Best Queer Short Film:

PEDRO, directed by Marco Leão and André Santos

Best Narrative Short Film:

THE LAW OF AVERAGES, directed by Elizabeth Rose

Best Animated Short Film:

SUMMER CAMP ISLAND, directed by Julia Pott

Best New England Short Film:

COLD STORAGE, directed by Eddie Shore

Best Student Short Film:

SPRING, directed by Laurel Parmet


The Short Film Jury consisted of Dilicia Barrera, Bernardo Britto and Lauren Wolkstein.


Major sponsors of the 2017 Provincetown International Film Festival include: HBO, the Visitor Tourism Board, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Sage Inn and Lounge, Xfinity, HereTV, and The Boston Globe.