2017 Excellence in Acting |

In some ways Chloë Sevigny already feels like family. Massachusetts-born and Connecticut-raised, her films have been a fixture at PIFF for years, and she’s worked with four past Filmmaker on the Edge honorees (Christine Vachon, Jim Jarmusch, Mary Harron and Harmony Korine).

Sevigny burst onto the screen in Kids, playing Jennie, the film’s tragic heroine—a performance that earned her her first Independent Spirit Award nomination. For her performance in Kimberly Peirce’s critically acclaimed feature Boys Don’t Cry, she received nominations for an Academy Award®, a Golden Globe®, and a Screen Actors Guild Award, as well as winning an Independent Spirit Award, the Los Angeles Film Critics Award, the Boston Film Critics Award, Chicago Film Critics and the National Society of Film Critics and a Golden Satellite Award.

With over 70 film and television credits to her name, her impressive body of work runs the gamut from indie to studio features, with all showcasing her enviable range as an actor: LovelaceAmerican PsychoLove & FriendshipZodiacBroken FlowersDogvilleParty MonsterMelinda and Melinda, and The Last Days of Disco. On television, Sevigny earned a Golden Globe® for her role on HBO’s “Big Love,” checked into Ryan Murphy’s “American Horror Story: Hotel,” and currently stars on Netflix’s “Bloodline.”

Most recently, Sevigny has moved behind the camera, directing the award-winning short film “Kitty,” which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and is included in PIFF’s 2017 lineup, and she just wrapped her second short film, “Carmen.” 2017 looks to be another stellar year for Sevigny as she’s recently completed work on six new films: The DinnerBeatriz at Dinner (PIFF 2017), Golden ExitsThe SnowmanLean on Pete, and Lizzie (which she also developed and produced).

The Provincetown International Film Festival is proud to honor the singular Chloë Sevigny as our 2017 Excellence in Acting honoree.