June 17, 2018 – Provincetown, MA – The Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF) has announced the award winners of this year’s festival. The award winners are:
– HBO Audience Award / Best Narrative Feature: AND BREATHE NORMALLY, directed by Ísold Uggadóttir
– HBO Audience Award / Best Documentary Feature: TIME FOR ILHAN, directed by Norah Shapiro
– The John Schlesinger Award for Narrative Feature, presented to a first time feature filmmaker: THE CAKEMAKER, directed by Ofir Raul Graizer
The judge for the John Schlesinger Award for Narrative Feature was filmmaker Dan Minahan (“Game of Thrones,” “True Blood,” SERIES 7).
– The John Schlesinger Award for Documentary Feature, presented to a first time feature filmmaker: A FINE LINE, directed by Joanna James
The judge for the John Schlesinger Award for Documentary Feature was Richard Lawson, chief critic, Vanity Fair.
– HBO Documentary Short Film: LANDLINE, directed by Matt Houghton
– Here Media Best Queer Short Film: MARGUERITE, directed by Maria Gracia Turgeon
– Best Narrative Short Film: WREN BOYS, directed by Harry Lighton
– Best Animated Short Film: NEGATIVE SPACE, directed by Max Porter & Ru Kuwahata
– Best New England Short Film: BECAUSE YOU’RE HERE, directed by Mike Syers
– Best Student Short Film: GIRL FRIEND, directed by Chloe Sarbib
The Short Film Jury consisted of Cara Cusamano, Director of Programming, Tribeca Film Festival; David Nihn, Director of Press & Publicity, Kino Lorber; and filmmaker Elizabeth Rose (PIFF 2017 award winner, Best Narrative Short Film).
As previously announced, Sean Baker was presented with the 2018 Filmmaker on the Edge Award in conversation with filmmaker John Waters; Molly Shannon received the Excellence in Acting Award in conversation with film scholar B. Ruby Rich; and Chloë Grace Moretz received the Next Wave Award in conversation with Sundance Film Festival’s John Cooper.
Major sponsors of the 2018 Provincetown International Film Festival include Comcast/Xfinity, HBO, HereTV, Boston Harbor Cruises, Crown and Anchor, Harbor Hotel, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Provincetown Tourism Fund, Pilgrim House, Sea Glass Inn, The Palette Fund and Mallrd Foundation.
Press Materials: https://tinyurl.com/PIFF2018
About The Provincetown Film Society & The Provincetown International Film Festival:
To make Provincetown – with its unique combination of art institutions, culture, history and natural beauty – the global destination for creative exploration in film.
The Provincetown Film Society (PFS) is a non-profit dedicated to continuing the founding mission of the Provincetown Art Colony – to provide a welcoming, nurturing and inspiring environment for boundless and authentic creative exploration – in film. From the time it was founded in 1998 the Society has been committed to serving its communities who are often outside of the mainstream, in the margins, or otherwise underserved – but have a voice critical to the evolution of artistic expression. It has also been dedicated to the celebration of Provincetown – an American treasure nestled amongst spectacular National Seashore beaches, and a shining example of diversity and inclusion. Through its Festival, Waters Edge Cinema and Women’s Media Summit, the Society endeavors to support artists year-round and to promote gender equity in U.S. entertainment media.
RJ Millard / Kory Mello
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