PROVINCETOWN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2021 WINNERS

June 28, 2021 (Provincetown, MA) – The Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF) announced today the winners of this year’s Warner Media Audience Awards, the John Schlesinger Awards, the NY Women in Film and TV Filmmaker Awards and Short Film Prizes. 

“It was so incredible to have the opportunity to welcome filmmakers back to Provincetown at this precise moment of reopening and to have an eager audience able to view films both in person and online,” said PIFF Artistic Director Lisa Viola. “We are grateful that we could provide a space for artists and festival goers to participate in this shared experience of reconnecting.”

Warner Media Audience Awards

The Warner Media Audience Awards are voted on by festival attendees both virtually and in-person. 

Warner Media Audience Award / Best Narrative Feature: LANGUAGE LESSONS

Warner Media Audience Award / Best Documentary Feature: BEING BEBE and PLAYING WITH SHARKS (tie)

John Schlesinger Awards 

These juried awards are presented to a first-time narrative and documentary feature filmmaker. The awards include a cash prize of $1,000 to each filmmaker.

The Narrative Schlesinger Award: Bassam Tariq (MOGUL MOWGLI)

Filmmaker Andrew Ahn (DRIVEWAYS, SPA NIGHT), Narrative Schlesinger Juror, said: “MOGUL MOWGLI is a film that explores cultural, physical, and artistic identity with passion and insight. Anchored by Riz Ahmed’s beautiful performance, the film’s bold use of sound, cinematography, and editing all come together to tell us such a personal story of an artist.”

The Documentary Schlesinger Award: Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson (SUMMER OF SOUL)

Producer Maureen Ryan (DICK JOHNSON IS DEAD, MAN ON WIRE), Documentary Schlesinger Juror, said: “SUMMER OF SOUL is a spectacular cinematic and musical resurrection that restores a long-lost and essential moment of black culture to its rightful place in history. Like WHEN WE WERE KINGSthe film places the spotlight where it belongs – on the Black men, women and children – so they are finally fully seen and heard in their fullest majesty. The musical performances alone are a triumph but first-time director Questlove includes important interviews with those who were there – on and off the stage – to bring light to a magical time when ordinary people got to experience the extraordinary in their own public park in Harlem.” 

NY Women in Film & Television Filmmaker Awards

The NYWIFT Awards are awarded to a female filmmaker for Excellence in Producing or Directing for Narrative and Documentary Filmmaking and include a cash prize of $1,000 to each filmmaker.

Narrative Film: BEANS, directed by Tracey Deer

Documentary Film: STORM LAKE, directed and produced by Beth Levison

Juried Short Awards

The 2021 shorts jury consisted of: Chloe Gbai, Emmy-nominated producer and a Manager on the Original Documentaries team at Netflix; Jake Yuzna, filmmaker and founder of the Cinema program at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York; and Priya Sircar, arts advocate who most recently served as director for arts at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Best Queer Short (presented by Here Media): HEAVEN REACHES DOWN TO EARTH, directed by Tebogo Malebogo

For its poetic cinematic language that expands the cannon of queer cinema in form and subject

Best Documentary Short (presented by Warner Media): ELEVEN WEEKS, directed by Anna Kuperberg, Julie Caskey 

For its heart wrenching, tender, and unflinching glimpse into the intimate experience of love and end of life

Best Narrative Short: FIRST LOVE, directed by Florent Gouelou

For its fresh take on a familiar setting and story–a finely crafted and achingly relatable portrait of love in decline

Special Jury Prize: MELTDOWN IN DIXIE, directed by Emily Harrold

For its candid and nuanced look at race, commerce and politics through a real small town story

Best New England Short: SENIOR PROM, directed by Luisa Conlon

For its lovely casting and focus on queer love and aging

Best Animated Short: NUDE TRIUMPHANT, directed by Leo Crane

For its original animation that takes the viewer on a revealing adventure with robust characters

As previously announced, Richard Linklater was presented with the 2021 Filmmaker on the Edge Award in conversation with filmmaker John Waters; Riz Ahmed was presented with the Excellence in Acting Award in conversation with film critic Richard Lawson (Vanity Fair); and Natalie Morales received the Next Wave Award for her work as an actor/filmmaker on LANGUAGE LESSONS. The festival opened with Jon M. Chu’s IN THE HEIGHTS at the Wellfleet Drive-In and closed with Emily Branham’s BeBe Zahara Benet documentary, BEING BEBE. The hybrid festival ran June 16-25 virtually and in Provincetown, Massachusetts. 

Major sponsors of PIFF 2021 include: Warner Media, Anchor Inn Beach House, Dr. Anthony Tannous, Boston Harbor Cruises, Bubala’s By the Bay, Cape Air, Curaleaf, Fanizzi’s, Gabby Hanna & Marcy Feller, Jeanne Leszczynski & Diane DiCarlo, Lands End Inn, Mallrd Foundation, Poor Richard’s Landing, Red Thread Productions, Roderick’s Payroll, Seaglass Inn and Spa, Seamen’s Bank, The Palette Fund, Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod, and Christine & Bryan Walker. 

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2021 Provincetown Film Festival Press Release

PROVINCETOWN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL TO HONOR 

RICHARD LINKLATER WITH “FILMMAKER ON THE EDGE” AWARD,

NATALIE MORALES WITH “NEXT WAVE” AWARD

 – Festival reveals film lineup, including Opening Night Selection “In the Heights,” 

“Language Lessons,” “CODA” and Closing Night Selection “Being BeBe”

May 5, 2021 (Provincetown, MA) – The Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF) announced today it will bestow its top honor, The Filmmaker on the Edge Award, to five-time Academy Award nominee and prolific writer/director Richard Linklater. Linklater, whose illustrious filmmaking career spans decades with cherished films like BOYHOOD, BEFORE SUNSET and DAZED AND CONFUSED, will accept the award in a virtual conversation with John Waters. 

The festival also announced that actor/filmmaker Natalie Morales (PLAN B, BATTLE OF THE SEXES, DEAD TO ME) will receive the Next Wave Award, which celebrates those who have exciting, new, and distinctive voices. Her directorial debut, LANGUAGE LESSONS, which premiered in Berlin and won the Audience Award at SXSW, will screen during the festival. PIFF revealed its full slate of narrative and documentary films, including Jon M. Chu’s summer musical IN THE HEIGHTS, presented as the Opening Night selection at the Wellfleet Drive-In on June 16. The festival will close with Emily Branham’s BeBe Zahara Benet documentary, BEING BEBE. The hybrid festival runs June 16-25 virtually and in Provincetown, Massachusetts. 

“We are thrilled to present a robust slate of bold, new films from incredibly talented filmmakers – many of whom faced significant challenges in having their work be seen. We are eager to introduce these passionate stories as we continue to support emerging artists, and, with our signature awards, we are proud to honor the accomplishments of universally acclaimed filmmakers Richard Linklater and Natalie Morales,” said Lisa Viola, PIFF’s Artistic Director. 

This year’s festival will be a hybrid of virtual screenings in conjunction with safely-distanced indoor spaces and outdoor venues, including the Wellfleet Drive-In. Festival goers will also have the choice of attending limited-capacity screenings at Waters Edge Cinema or renting out the cinema for private screenings. 

“We’re excited to be welcoming filmmakers and audiences back together after the disruption of the COVID pandemic. This year, as we build back, we’re able to offer both in-person events under the guidance of a COVID compliance expert and a rich virtual experience spanning 10 days,” said Blythe Frank, PIFF’s Executive Director. 

The full film lineup is below.

OPENING NIGHT AT THE WELLFLEET DRIVE-IN (Wednesday, June 16)

IN THE HEIGHTS – directed by Jon M. Chu

CLOSING NIGHT

BEING BEBE – directed by Emily Branham

NARRATIVE FEATURES

BEANS – directed by Tracey Deer

BOY MEETS BOY – directed by Daniel Sánchez López

THE CATCH – directed by Matthew Ya-Hsiung Balzer

CODA – directed by Siân Heder

CRYPTOZOO – directed by Dash Shaw

HOW IT ENDS – directed by Zoe Lister-Jones, Daryl Wein

LANGUAGE LESSONS – directed by Natalie Morales

LUZZU – directed by Alex Camilleri

MA BELLE, MA BEAUTY – directed by Marion Hill

MARVELOUS AND THE BLACK HOLE – directed by Kate Tsang

MOGUL MOWGLI – directed by Bassam Tariq

POTATO DREAMS OF AMERICA – directed by Wes Hurley

RED RIVER ROAD – directed by Paul Schuyler

SHIT & CHAMPAGNE – directed by D’Arcy Drollinger

SUBLET – directed by Eytan Fox

SUMMER OF 85 – directed by François Ozon

SWAN SONG – directed by Todd Stephens

TOVE – directed by Zaida Bergroth

WE’RE ALL GOING TO THE WORLD’S FAIR – directed by Jane Schoenbrun

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES

AILEY – directed by Jamila Wignot

BREUER’S BOHEMIA – directed by James Crump

DEAR MR. BRODY – directed by Keith Maitland

IN THE SAME BREATH – directed by Nanfu Wang

KENNY SCHARF: WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE – directed by Max Basch, Malia Scharf

LITTLE GIRL – directed by Sébastien Lifshitz

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BOY IN THE WORLD – directed by Kristina Lindström

MY NAME IS PAULI MURRAY – directed by Betsy West, Julie Cohen

NOT GOING QUIETLY – directed by Nicholas Bruckman

PLAYING WITH SHARKS – directed by Sally Aitkin

RITA MORENO: JUST A GIRL WHO DECIDED TO GO FOR IT – directed by Mariem Pérez Riera

SEARCHERS – directed by Pacho Velez

STORM LAKE – directed by Jerry Risius, Beth Levison

SUMMER OF SOUL (…OR, WHEN THE REVOLUTION COULD NOT BE TELEVISED) — directed by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson

TRY HARDER! – directed by Debbie Lum

YES I AM: THE RIC WEILAND STORY – directed by Aaron Bear

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

DAVID’S FRIEND – directed by P. David Ebersole, Todd Hughes

DICK JOHNSON IS DEAD – directed by Kirsten Johnson

FARGO – directed by Joel Coen

GIVE OR TAKE – directed by Paul Riccio

NARRATIVE SHORTS

A DAY WITHOUT YOU – directed by Oscar Arce Naranjo

ALL THOSE SENSATIONS IN MY BELLY – directed by Marko Dješka 

BEAUTY MARKS – directed by Gina Hackett

BEFORE THE ERUPTION – directed by Roberto Pérez Toledo

BODIES OF DESIRE – directed by Varsha Panikar

BREAK IN – directed by Alyssa Lerner

COSMOPOLITAN – directed by Moran Nakar

DAVID – directed by Zachary Woods

DOLÁPÒ IS FINE – directed by Ethosheia Hylton

FIRST LOVE – directed by Florent Gouelou

FISH – directed by Eli Powers

HEAVEN REACHES DOWN TO EARTH – directed by Tebogo Malebogo

LEAP – directed by Juan Baio, Eino Antonio 

LET’S MEET AGAIN AT THE END OF THE WORLD – directed by Todd Flaherty

NOOR & LAYLA –  directed by Fawzia Mirza 

NUDE TRIUMPHANT – directed by Leo Crane

ON MY WAY – directed by Sonam Larcin

OUTSIDE – directed by Rio Contrada

PAP’S MANIFESTO – directed by Chris Danuser, Casey Clark

PROVINCETOWN 2020 – 36 SOLAR LIGHTS – directed by Jay Critchley 

PURE – directed by Natalie Harris

READY TO DIE – directed by Peter Horgan

ROADKILL – directed by Aliza Lorraine Brugger

SIREN’S TAIL – directed by Alba Barbé i Serra

THE TAILOR – directed by Nathalie Therriault

VICTORIA – directed by Daniel Toledo

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS

A STORY OF FAITH AND RESOLVE: BOSTON’S BLACK NATIVITY – directed by Karen Mckeen

THE DISASTER DREAMS – directed by Lianne Becker

ELEVEN WEEKS – directed by Anna Kuperberg, Julie Caskey 

GIRLBOYSMIX – directed by Lara Aerts, Els van Driel

GOLDEN AGE KARATE – directed by Rachel Barth 

JUNIOR – directed by AJ Wilhelm 

KIND OF – directed by Noah Schamus

KING PHILIP’S BELT – directed by Fermin Rojas

MELTDOWN IN DIXIE – directed by Emily Harrold 

MI ARMA – directed by Jesús Pascual

NAOMI REPLANSKY AT 100 – directed by Megan Rossman

SAY HIS NAME: FIVE DAYS FOR GEORGE FLOYD – directed by Cy Dodson

SENIOR PROM – directed by Luisa Conlon 

SOMERVILLE FOR ALL – directed by Andrew Eldridge

THIS IS THE WAY WE RISE – directed by Ciara Lacy

THROUGH OUR EYES: APART – directed by Geeta Gandbhir, Rudy Valdez 

TO BE RECONCILED – directed by James Christenson 

TRADE CENTER – directed by Adam Baran 

WHITE SPACE – directed by Michael Cestaro 

Major sponsors of PIFF 2021 include: WarnerMedia, Anchor Inn Beach House, Dr. Anthony Tannous, Boston Harbor Cruises, Bubala’s By the Bay, Cape Air, Curaleaf, Fanizzi’s, Gabby Hanna & Marcy Feller, Jeanne Leszczynski & Diane DiCarlo, Lands End Inn, Mallrd Foundation, Poor Richard’s Landing, Red Thread Productions, Roderick’s Payroll, Seaglass Inn and Spa, Seamen’s Bank, The Palette Fund, Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod, and Christine & Bryan Walker. 

Please visit www.ptownfilmfest.org for more information on the lineup and for purchasing tickets and passes. 

About The Provincetown Film Society

The Provincetown Film Society (PFS) is an advocate for diverse representation in film, providing year-round programming and platforms that allow voices of all kinds to be heard via film. Locally, PFS’ work positively impacts the cultural and economic vitality of Provincetown. Nationally, its work helps shape industry discussions around parity in film. Through PFS’ work, we have an ability to better understand and appreciate human struggles and triumphs, showcasing our similarities and differences in today’s diverse culture. 

About Filmmaker on the Edge Award

PIFF’s “Filmmaker on the Edge” Award is the festival’s premier filmmaking award, presented to

celebrated filmmakers who push the boundaries of their craft. Previous recipients of the award include Greg Araki, Darren Aronofsky, Sean Baker, John Cameron Mitchell, Sofia Coppola, David Cronenberg, Mary Harron, Todd Haynes, Jim Jarmusch, Harmony Korine, Ang Lee, Guy Maddin, Todd Solondz, Quentin Tarantino, Christine Vachon, Gus Van Sant, and John Waters. The award’s polysemic title is an ode to Provincetown’s location at the outermost point of Cape Cod.

About Next Wave Award

The Next Wave Award recognizes those who have exciting and distinctive voices, take artistic risks, and have a passionate commitment to independent film. Past recipients include Mya Taylor, Jillian Bell and Aubrey Plaza. 

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PROVINCETOWN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES MODIFIED 2020 FILM FESTIVAL

— I AM A TOWN and SAVE YOURSELVES! selected  as Opening Night Films at the Wellfleet Drive-In —
— Actress Mya Taylor to receive Next Wave Award — 

June 29, 2020 (Provincetown, MA) – The Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF) announced today “Provincetown Reimagined,” presented by WarnerMedia, a modified festival with drive-in and virtual screenings running July 16-19, 2020. The Festival will kick off with two nights of screenings at the Wellfleet Drive-In including Mischa Richter’s documentary, I AM A TOWN, shot entirely in Provincetown; the 2020 Sundance hit, SAVE YOURSELVES!; and a special night hosted by John Waters with film titles announced soon.

Additionally, Independent Spirit Award winning actress Mya Taylor (TANGERINE) will be honored with the Festival’s Next Wave Award in a special conversation with her latest feature, STAGE MOTHER, included in the festival lineup. The Next Wave Award recognizes artists who have exciting and distinctive voices, take artistic risks, and have a passionate commitment to independent film. Past honorees include Aubrey Plaza, Chloë Grace Moretz, and Jillian Bell. 

The Festival will feature virtual screenings with selections curated to speak to this moment in time, as well as special conversations. The Opening Night screenings will take place at the Wellfleet Drive-In following health and safety protocols implemented by state and local authorities. The full festival lineup will be released on July 7.

“Given the challenges that face all film festivals this year, we’re thrilled to present a film festival in 2020,” said PIFF Artistic Director Lisa Viola. “Utilizing our festival’s unique assets of a drive-in theater, the incomparable John Waters, strong filmmaker and industry support, and this special community, we’ll mount a special event with programing that both entertains and brings us together through themes of diversity, equity, and inclusion.” 

Both opening night selections come to Provincetown after impressive debuts that were then interrupted by the Covid-19 crisis. Mischa Richter’s I AM A TOWN had its world premiere at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on February 15, 2020. Alex H. Fischer and Eleanor Wilson’s SAVE YOURSELVES! had its world premiere in Dramatic Competition at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. 

“Since its inception, PIFF has been an advocate for diverse art and artists,” said PIFF Director of Programming Andrew Peterson. “Mya Taylor’s grounded and soulful performance in TANGERINE earned her the recognition of being the first transgender performer to win a major film award. Her work in STAGE MOTHER further showcases her impressive skills. She is a trailblazer with exceptional talent, and we are absolutely thrilled to be honoring her with the Next Wave Award.”

“The name ‘Provincetown Reimagined,’ speaks to both the festival and our town. As we move safely toward coming together again, we have all had to be creative as we recreate our worlds and our connections,” said Provincetown Film Society Board President Anthony Lawson. “It was important to everyone – our audience, sponsors, and, most importantly, our community – to present a festival this year. It truly takes a village – and in typical Provincetown fashion, expect a special event like no other.”

OPENING NIGHT @ THE WELLFLEET DRIVE-IN

I Am a Town – directed by Mischa Richter

Artist Mischa Richter (whose photograph of Amy Winehouse graced the cover of her album Back to Black before making its way into London’s National Portrait Gallery) debuts his first documentary feature, a poetic meditation on his native Provincetown, Massachusetts—the free-spirited community his artist family has called home for nearly 100 years—through conversations with its resilient and at times eccentric inhabitants, from pilgrims and fishermen to drag queens and spirit guides.

Save Yourselves! – directed by Alex H. Fischer & Eleanor Wilson

Jack (John Reynolds) and Su (Sunita Mani) are a hip Brooklyn couple who, like many of their friends, find themselves dependent on technology and unable to put down their phones. Fearing their mindless scrolling may impact their connection with each other, they seize the chance to head to an isolated cabin in the woods, vowing to unplug from the outside world for a week. Sheltered from texts and push notifications, they are blissfully unaware that the planet is under attack. As strange events unfold, the couple must figure out a way back to civilization—or what’s left of it.

Please visit www.ptownfilmfest.org for lineup announcements and information on purchasing tickets and passes. 

About The Provincetown Film Society

The Provincetown Film Society (PFS) is an advocate for diverse representation in film, providing year-round programming and platforms that allow voices of all kinds to be heard via film. Locally, PFS’ work positively impacts the cultural and economic vitality of Provincetown. Nationally, its work helps shape industry discussions around parity in film. Through PFS’ work, we have an ability to better understand and appreciate human struggles and triumphs, showcasing our similarities and differences in today’s diverse culture. 

About WarnerMedia

WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, HBO Now, HBO Max, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, truTV, CNN, DC Entertainment, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others, as well as Xandr’s suite of advanced advertising solutions designed to help to improve advertising for brands, publishers, and consumers.

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Judith Light to Receive Excellence in Acting Award from Provincetown Film Festival

— Next Wave Awards program expanded to recognize emerging talent at the festival –
— Tim McCarthy LGBTQ International Scholarship Program, Anthony Lawson LGBTQ Mentorship Award, Evan T. Lawson Freedom of Expression Award honorees announced —
— John Cameron Mitchell, Hannah Pearl Utt and musicians Roxanne Layton and Peter Ciluzzi join “Modern Love Live,” presented by WBUR and The New York Times —
— Jillian Bell Talk, PIFFtalks and additional programming announced –

May 30, 2019 (Provincetown, MA) – The Provincetown International Film Festival announced today that actress Judith Light will receive the festival’s Excellence in Acting Award. The two time Tony Award-winner will attend the festival to accept the award on Saturday, June 15 in conversation at Provincetown Town Hall.

Light is known for her extensive body of television, film, and stage work. In 2012 and 2013, Light won two consecutive Tony and Drama Desk awards for her performances in Other Desert Cities and The Assembled Parties; these two performances dubbed her the first actress in nearly two decades to win consecutive Tonys. Last year, her role in Ryan Murphy’s The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story garnered her an Emmy nomination and a Critics Choice nomination.

This fall she stars with Bette Midler and Ben Platt in Ryan Murphy’s Netflix series The Politician and in the musical finale of Transparent, Amazon Prime’s Golden Globe–winning series, created by Jill Soloway, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination and multiple Emmy and Critics’ Choice nominations.

Light stars with Alec Baldwin and Mandy Patinkin in BEFORE YOU KNOW IT which premiered at Sundance and was picked up by distributor 1091. The film will close this year’s festival, with director Hannah Pearl Utt in attendance for Q&A. The Excellence in Acting Award is sponsored by The Mallrd Foundation, the Palette Fund, and Celebrity Page.

“It’s a thrill to welcome Judith Light to the Festival and honor her with our Excellence in Acting award,” said Andrew Peterson, PIFF’s Director of Programming. “Not only does she have an unparalleled body of work—she just keeps getting better. With each new project, as with our closing night selection Before You Know it, she surprises and delights us with her command of craft.”

In celebration of the 100-year history of cinema in Provincetown, the Film Society has partnered with Twenty Summers to present the 1919 film DIFFERENT FROM THE OTHERS at the historic Hawthorne Barn. Arguably the earliest surviving cinematic work about LGBTQ people, the film was directed by Richard Oswald and co-written by Magnus Hirschfield, the famed psychologist who founded the German homosexual emancipation movement in 1897, DIFFERENT FROM THE OTHERS is believed to be the only film of a group of gay friendly movies during Germany’s Weimar Era that escaped destruction by the Nazis.

Composer Billy Hough and Arranger Sue Goldberg will accompany the silent film with an original arrangement composed specifically for the film. Brendan Lucas, the Legacy Project Manager for the Outfest UCLA Legacy project will introduce the film.

The festival has also expanded its Next Wave Award program to recognize all of its young emerging filmmakers and artists who’ve participated in festival programs and demonstrate promise and ambition in the media arts. Next Wave filmmakers include young filmmakers with short or feature films in the festival; filmmakers exploring other disciplines as a means to enhance their artistic prowess (books, visual arts, installation pieces); and youth mentorship award recipients.

Installation pieces by Next Wave Filmmakers will screen at AMP Gallery during the festival including: SELF-CREATION by Shelby Dillon, 13 CHEWING GUM & ORAL HYGIENE by David Macke, and SEE ME AS directed by the late Tim McCarthy with Pepe Julian Onziema and Deus Kiriisa.

Additionally, the festival has announced the Tim McCarthy LGBTQ International Scholarship Program honors the legacy of longtime friend and festival archivist whose passion for storytelling was equal to his dedication and support for social justice. This year’s recipients are Pepe Julian Onziema and Deus Kiriisa from Uganda whom Tim met working with Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG).

Filmmaker Yichi Chen will be honored with this year the Anthony Lawson LGBTQ Mentorship Award. Chen is a graduate student at Emerson College whose films THE OUTSIDERS and WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT THE RING highlight and examine the experiences of the LGBTQ community in both Taiwan and the U.S.

The Evan T. Lawson Freedom of Expression Award will be awarded to renowned author, screenwriter, and film producer Casey Sherman whose vast body of work represents the highest ideals of creativity and execution. Casey will receive his award at the annual Evan Lawson Brunch where he will also appear in conversation with former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.

Lastly, PIFF provided further details on its “Modern Love Live” podcast event, presented by WBUR and The New York Times, as well as lineup of daily panels (PIFFtalks). Details below:

MODERN LOVE LIVE, presented by WBUR and The New York Times – Friday, June 14, 6:30pm at Town Hall

Join WBUR and The New York Times in this very special event for the second year at the Provincetown Film Festival, where the joys and tribulations of love come to life during Modern Love Live, a live recording of their hit podcast based on the popular New York Times column. This exceptional evening will include Modern Love essay readings by John Cameron Mitchell, Hannah Pearl Utt (BEFORE YOU KNOW IT) and a special guest. Live music from Roxanne Layton and Peter Ciluzzi will also be featured.

*Hosted by WBUR’s Meghna Chakrabarti

PIFFtalks: WRITING FOR THE STAGE & SCREEN – Thursday, June 13, 10:00am at Provincetown Theater

Award-winning New York based playwright Paul Downs Colaizzo has made the transition to first-time director of our Opening Night film BRITTANY RUNS A MARATHON and we want to hear all about the shift from the stage to the screen. What are some of the biggest challenges and surprising differences of working in these two forms? His winning comedy won the Audience Award at its Sundance debut and will be released later this summer so see it here first!

*Moderated by David Rooney, chief theater critic, The Hollywood Reporter.

PIFFtalks: CONVERSATION WITH JILLIAN BELL, NEXT WAVE HONOREE – Friday, June 14, 12:00pm at The Pilgrim House

2019 Provincetown Film Festival Next Wave Honoree Jillian Bell is a spectacularly talented comedic actor and producer as seen in our Opening Night Film BRITTANY RUNS A MARATHON and PIFF selection SWORD OF TRUST. She is also a former writer on SNL with celebrated film and TV credits that include 22 JUMP STREET and Workaholics.

*Jillian Bell will discuss her illustrious career in comedy and her exciting upcoming projects in conversation with Vanity Fair chief film critic Richard Lawson.

PIFFtalks: ACTORS AS DIRECTORS:  – Saturday, June 15, 10:00am at Provincetown Theater

Amongst our feature program this year, we have several actors making their feature directorial debut.  Hannah Pearl Utt both directs and stars in our Closing Night film BEFORE YOU KNOW IT, while Matt Kane brings his new feature AUGGIE to the festival after years of celebrated acting work. Join these terrific talents for a conversation about how their acting work informs their role as director, and learn more about the creation of the exciting new films they’ve brought to Provincetown.

*Moderated by Steven Raphael, Founder-President, Required Viewing

PIFFtalks: CONVERSATION WITH ROB EPSTEIN & JEFFREY FRIEDMAN – Sunday, June 16, 10:30am at Waters Edge 2

Fifty years after the Stonewall uprising, Oscar winning filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman will take a look at Stonewall, Pride, and LGBTQ history through the lens of their new film, THE STATE OF PRIDE, and their wide-ranging and acclaimed body of work. Join us for this unique opportunity to look back on this historic milestone in civil rights history–and discuss the challenges that remain–with these celebrated artists.

*Moderated by IndieWire staff writer Jude Dry.

The Provincetown International Film Festival runs June 12 – 16, 2019 in Provincetown, MA. Purchase festival passes at www.ptownfilmfest.org. Individual tickets go on sale on May 31. America’s oldest artist colony, Provincetown has been home to the likes of Jack Kerouac, Kurt Vonnegut, Jackson Pollock, Norman Rockwell, Anthony Bourdain, John Waters, and Ryan Murphy.

Major sponsors of the 2019 Provincetown International Film Festival include HBO, Here Media TV, Edge Media Network, the Boston Globe, the Provincetown Banner, Seaglass Inn, Bubalas By the Bay, the Crown and Anchor Inn, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the Provincetown Tourism Fund.

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About The Provincetown Film Society & The Provincetown International Film Festival:

The Provincetown Film Society is an advocate for diverse representation in film, providing programming and platforms that allow voices of all kinds to be heard via film. We realize our mission through our three primary initiatives: our annual showcase of independent film, the Provincetown Film Festival; our year- round Waters Edge Art House cinema; and the Provincetown Film Institute. Locally, PFS’s work positively impacts the cultural and economic vitality of Provincetown. Nationally, its work helps shape industry discussions around parity in film. Through PFS’s work, we have an ability to better understand and appreciate human struggles and triumphs, showcasing our similarities and differences in today’s changing society.  

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PROVINCETOWN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2018 WINNERS

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
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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.
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.
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MOLLY SHANNON TO RECEIVE EXCELLENCE IN ACTING AWARD FROM PROVINCETOWN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

— Kim Masters named keynote speaker at Evan Lawson Filmmaker Brunch —

— Chloë Grace Moretz, Cory Michael Smith, Amy Seimetz join “Modern Love Live,” presented by WBUR and The New York Times —

— Christine Vachon, PIFFtalks and additional programming announced —

May 21, 2018 (Provincetown, MA) – The Provincetown International Film Festival announced today that actress Molly Shannon will receive the festival’s Excellence in Acting Award. The Independent Spirit Award winner and two-time Emmy nominee will visit Provincetown to accept the award on Saturday, June 16, in conversation with author and film scholar B. Ruby Rich at Provincetown Town Hall.

Shannon spent six seasons as a member of the repertory company on “Saturday Night Live,” during which she created iconic characters such as Mary Katherine Gallagher and Sally O’Malley. In 2000, she received an Emmy nomination on behalf of her work on the show.

On television, Shannon was most recently seen starring in the second season of the hit HBO series, “Divorce,” in addition to making guest appearances on NBC’s revival of “Will & Grace,” the “Wet Hot American Summer” miniseries for Netflix, which served as a prequel to the cult comedy classic film of the same name (which Shannon also starred in), “Enlightened” for which she received her second Emmy nomination, “Raising Hope,” among many others.

In 2016, Molly received critical acclaim and an Independent Spirit Award for “Best Supporting Actress” for her emotional performance in Chris Kelly’s film, OTHER PEOPLE. This year, Shannon is earning praise for her leading role of Emily Dickinson in Madeleine Olnek’s dramatic comedy, WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY. The film will open the festival. Other on-screen film credits include the independent dark comedy THE LITTLE HOURS; Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner ME, EARL AND THE DYING GIRL; Sofia Coppola’s MARIE ANTOINETTE; Ron Howard’s HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS; and the cult classic WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER.

“Comedy, drama, film, television, Broadway… you name it, Molly Shannon can do it. We’ve been enormous fans for years and are thrilled to honor the singular talents of Molly Shannon at our 20th anniversary festival,” said Andrew Peterson, PIFF’s Director of Programming.

Additionally, the festival announced that editor, author and radio host Kim Masters will give the keynote address at this year’s Evan Lawson Filmmakers’ Brunch. Masters is editor-at-Large of The Hollywood Reporter and host of KCRW’s The Business. A former correspondent for NPR and “Entertainment Journalist of the Year,” she has also served as a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, Time and Esquire, and was a staff reporter for the Washington Post. Masters will speak on her experience in the film industry, being a voice in the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, and what will come next for gender equity after the revelations of abuse in Hollywood.

Held each Sunday of the festival, the fifth annual breakfast supports the Gabrielle A. Hanna Film Institute and its mission of supporting underrepresented filmmakers and artists.

“Kim Masters’ extensive reporting and insider knowledge of Hollywood puts her in the unique position to provide context and meaning at a critical juncture for race and gender equity in U.S. entertainment media,” said Christine Walker, Executive Director of PIFF and CEO of the Provincetown Film Society. “For those who believe that the Weinstein story is only relevant to a rarefied group of individuals, Masters’ insight will help dispel that notion.”

Lastly, PIFF provided further details on its “Modern Love Live” podcast event, presented by WBUR and The New York Times, as well as lineup of daily panels (PIFFtalks). Details below:

MODERN LOVE LIVE, presented by WBUR and The New York Times – Friday, June 15, 6:30pm at Town Hall
Join WBUR and The New York Times in this very special event at the Provincetown Film Festival, where the joys and tribulations of love come to life during Modern Love Live, a live recording of their hit podcast based on the popular New York Times column. This exceptional evening will include Modern Love essay readings by Chloë Grace Moretz (THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST, KICK-ASS), Cory Michael Smith (Gotham, CAROL, WONDERSTRUCK, 1985) and Amy Seimetz (WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY, The Girlfriend Experience), hosted by WBUR’s Meghna Chakrabarti, and accompanied by live sound recording. Live music by will also be featured.
*Hosted by WBUR’s Meghna Chakrabarti

PIFFtalks: ALL ABOUT EMILY: REIMAGINING A LIFE – Thursday, June 14, 10:00am at Provincetown Theater
Join the WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY creative team, including director Madeleine Olnek and actress Amy Seimetz, for a lively conversation about adapting the life and loves of Emily Dickinson into a raucous and unexpected comedy. With extensive research, Olnek pieced together a thoroughly original story from the poet’s writings and scholarship on Dickinson. After seeing WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY and hearing the stories about the film’s creation you’ll never look at Emily Dickinson the same again!
*Moderated by Janice Page, Film Editor, The Boston Globe

PIFFtalks: CONVERSATION WITH CHLOË GRACE MORETZ, NEXT WAVE HONOREE – Friday, June 15, 12:00pm at The Pilgrim House
Sundance Film Festival Director John Cooper returns to Provincetown to be in conversation with 2018 Provincetown Next Wave Honoree Chloë Grace Moretz as they discuss her career, including her leading role in the Sundance Grand Jury Prize winning film THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST. Given the amazing directors with whom Chloë’s collaborated (Martin Scorsese, Tim Burton, Kimberly Pierce, Neil Jordan and Luca Guadagnino, among many others), there should be a lot to discuss. Come hear and meet one of the best young actors working in Hollywood. Tickets include a post-conversation reception.
*Chloë Grace Moretz will be in conversation with Sundance Film Festival Director John Cooper

PIFFtalks: CONVERSATION WITH CHRISTINE VACHON – Saturday, June 16, 10:00am at Provincetown Theater
Christine Vachon was our second ever Filmmaker on the Edge honoree (in 2000) and she was already a major force in the independent film scene. The industry has changed immensely since then, yet Christine’s passion for producing groundbreaking films and her ability to shepherd fiercely independent projects has only flourished. Christine Vachon, returns to Provincetown to share tales of her illustrious career over the past two decades with no sign of letting up. Her extensive credits include: POISON, BOY’S DON’T CRY, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, FAR FROM HEAVEN, STILL ALICE, and CAROL.
*Christine Vachon will be in conversation with journalist and author Mark Harris

PIFFtalks: AN ARTIST’S PERSPECTIVE – Sunday, June 17, 10:30am at Waters Edge 2
Director Ondi Timoner brings her narrative debut MAPPLETHORPE to Provincetown for Closing Night and we want to hear her perspective on creating a film about a seminal figure in the art world. Jo Hay is a celebrated artist working in Provincetown and the subject of a new short film by Lois Norman. We welcome these filmmakers and artists to discuss their work, their inspiration, and their challenges, as they find a way to tell their fascinating stories.
*Moderated by Steven Raphael, Founder/President, Required Viewing

The Provincetown International Film Festival runs June 13 – 17, 2018 in Provincetown, MA. Festival passes are now on sale. For more information, visit www.ptownfilmfest.org.

The 2018 Honoree Awards are sponsored by: Celebrity Page, The Mallrd Foundation, The Palette Fund, & The George H Scanlon Foundation, and Roderick’s Bookkeeping and Payroll. 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, Sage Inn and Pilgrim House, and Sea Glass Inn.

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.

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PROVINCETOWN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2018 LINEUP

– MAPPLETHORPE selected as Closing Night Film –

May 1, 2018 (Provincetown, MA) – Celebrating 20 years of “filmmaking on the edge,” the Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF) announced today its complete lineup of narrative, documentary and short films. Ondi Timoner’s MAPPLETHORPE, starring Matt Smith, has been selected as the Closing Night film. Said Artistic Director Lisa Viola, “For our 20th anniversary festival, we are absolutely thrilled to present a lineup featuring new work by a group of extraordinarily talented filmmakers, and we are especially proud that all five of our Spotlight films are directed by women!” The full lineup is below.

OPENING NIGHT

WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY – directed by Madeleine Olnek (Wednesday, June 13)

CLOSING NIGHT

MAPPLETHORPE¬ ¬– directed by Ondi Timoner (Sunday, June 17)

SPOTLIGHT SELECTIONS

THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST – directed by Desiree Akhavan (Thursday, June 14)
AND BREATHE NORMALLY – directed by Ísold Uggadóttir (Friday, June 15)
LEAVE NO TRACE – directed by Debra Granik (Saturday, June 16)

SPECIAL SCREENINGS/EVENTS

JOHN WATERS PRESENTS: I, OLGA – directed by Petr Kazda, Tomás Weinreb
MODERN LOVE LIVE, presented by WBUR and The New York Times at the Provincetown Film Festival (Friday, June 15)
FEMALE TROUBLE – directed by John Waters
MIDNIGHT COWBOY – directed by John Schlesinger
TANGERINE – directed by Sean Baker

NARRATIVE FEATURES

1985 – directed by Yen Tan
BLINDSPOTTING– directed by Carlos López Estrada
THE CAKEMAKER – directed by Ofir Raul Graizer
THE CHILDREN ACT – directed by Richard Eyre
DON’T WORRY, HE WON’T GET FAR ON FOOT – directed by Gus Van Sant
EIGHTH GRADE – directed by Bo Burnham
THE GUILTY – directed by Gustav Möller
HEARTS BEAT LOUD– directed by Brett Haley
A KID LIKE JAKE – directed by Silas Howard
LEMONADE – directed by Ioana Uricaru
LOVELING – directed by Gustavo Pizzi
MADELINE’S MADELINE – directed by Josephine Decker
MARIO – directed by Marcel Gisler
NIGHT COMES ON – directed by Jordana Spiro
PUZZLE – directed by Marc Turtletaub
WE THE ANIMALS – directed by Jeremiah Zagar

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES

CAPTURING THE FLAG – directed by Anne de Mare
CHEF FLYNN – directed by Cameron Yates
DAWNLAND – directed by Adam Mazo, Ben Pender-Cudlip
EVERY ACT OF LIFE – directed by Jeff Kaufman
A FINE LINE – directed by Joanna James
GENERATION WEALTH – directed by Lauren Greenfield
THE GOSPEL OF EUREKA – directed by Donal Mosher, Michael Palmieri
JOHN McENROE: IN THE REALM OF PERFECTION – directed by Julien Faraut
LIFE IN THE DOGHOUSE – directed by Ron Davis
McQUEEN – directed by Ian Bonhôte, Peter Ettedgui
THE PRICE OF EVERYTHING – directed by Nathaniel Kahn
ROBIN WILLIAMS: COME INSIDE MY MIND – directed by Marina Zenovich
SCIENCE FAIR – directed by Cristina Costantini, Darren Foster
SCOTTY AND THE SECRET HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD – directed by Matt Tyrnauer
THE SENTENCE – directed by Rudy Valdez
STUDIO 54 – directed by Matt Tyrnauer
THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS – directed by Tim Wardle
TIME FOR ILHAN – directed by Norah Shapiro
WESTWOOD: PUNK, ICON, ACTIVIST – directed by Lorna Tucker
WYETH – directed by Glenn Holsten

SHORTS

AFTER PROM – directed by Nona Schamus
BABS – directed by Celine Held & Logan George
BECAUSE YOU’RE HERE – directed by Mike Syers
BRAINWORM BILLY – directed by Emily Hubley
THE DARE PROJECT – directed by Adam Salky, written by David Brind
EDWARD HOPPER & MARSHALL’S HOUSE – directed by Bob Burnett
FEVAH – directed by Randall Dottin
GIRL FRIEND – directed by Chloe Sarbib
HEATHER HAS FOUR MOMS – directed by Jeanette L. Buck
JUDITH LOVES MARTHA – directed by Anna Gaskell
KEEPER – directed by Marnie Crawford Samuelson & Shane Hofeldt
KHOL (OPEN) – directed by Faroukh Virani
LANDLINE – directed by Matt Houghton
THE LAYOVER – directed by Joe Stankus & Ashley Connor
LONESOME WILLCOX – directed by Ryan Maxey & Zack Wright
MARGUERITE – directed by Maria Gracia Turgeon
MAUDE – directed by Anna Margaret Hollyman
MEN DON’T WHISPER – directed by Jordan Firstman
MOTHER MOTHER – directed by Robert Machoian & Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck
NEGATIVE SPACE – directed by Ru Kuwahata & Max Porter
NEUTRAL – directed by Nathan Barnatt
PAID FOR BY – EPISODE 2 – DIANE BUSCH’S WOMEN’S ISSUE AD – directed by Dawn Smith
SET ME AS A SEAL UPON THINE HEART – directed by Omer Tobi
SHE IS JUICED: SLICE ONE – JO HAY – directed by Lois Norman
SLEEPOVER – directed by Jimi Vall Peterson
SUPER 8 DAZE – directed by Rob Hampton & John Morgan
WOULD YOU LOOK AT HER – directed by Goran Stolevski
WORLD OF TOMORROW EPISODE 2: THE BURDEN OF OTHER PEOPLE’S THOUGHTS –directed by Don Herzfeldt
WREN BOYS – directed by Harry Lighton

As previously announced, the festival will kick off with the New England premiere of WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY, starring Molly Shannon. Written and directed by Madeleine Olnek, the film is a dramatic comedy about the secret life of Emily Dickinson. Additionally, acclaimed director Sean Baker will receive the “Filmmaker on the Edge” Award in conversation with John Waters, and actress Chloë Grace Moretz will be on hand to receive the festival’s Next Wave Award; Moretz’s latest film, THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST, is a Spotlight selection.

The Provincetown International Film Festival runs June 13 – 17, 2018 in Provincetown, MA. Festival passes are now on sale.

The 2018 Honoree Awards are sponsored by: Celebrity Page, The Mallrd Foundation, The Palette Fund, & The George H Scanlon Foundation, and Roderick’s Bookkeeping and Payroll. 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, Sage Inn and Pilgrim House, and Sea Glass Inn.

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.

Facebook: facebook.com/PtownFilm/
Twitter: @PtownFilm
Instagram: @PtownFilm

Press Contacts
RJ Millard / Kory Mello
Obscured Pictures
212.620.0727
rj@obscuredpictures.com
kory@obscuredpictures.com

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