Provincetown International Film Festival Announces “Next Wave Award” For Aubrey Plaza and Additional Programming

New programming includes special presentations from the creators Hulu’s “Difficult People” and filmmakers Sebastian Junger and Nick Quested, PIFFtalks panels and more

 

June 1, 2017 (Provincetown, MA) – The Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF) announced today the latest slate of programming for its 19th edition, running June 14-18. The added programming includes an awards presentation for actress Aubrey Plaza, who will receive the festival’s inaugural Next Wave Award, which recognizes those who have exciting and distinctive voices, take artistic risks, and have a passionate commitment to independent film. Plaza, who stars in and produced the festival’s Closing Night Film, INGRID GOES WEST, will receive the honor at a ceremony on Sunday, June 18 at Fishermen Hall in Provincetown. She will also star in THE LITTLE HOURS which she produced and has recently received critical acclaim for her role on the FX series, “Legion.”

 

Additionally, the festival announced a special presentation with Julie Klausner and Scott King, the creators of Hulu’s hit original series “Difficult People and a special screening of a new documentary from acclaimed filmmakers Sebastian Junger and Nick Quested (with Junger in attendance), as well as daily breakfast panels and more.

The added programming is listed below:

 

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

EPISODIC TV SPECIAL PRESENTATION: THE CREATIVE GENIUSES BEHIND “DIFFICULT PEOPLE,” PRESENTED BY HULU

Saturday, June 17, 2:30pm, Art House 2

Join Julie Klausner (creator, executive producer, writer, star) and Scott King (executive producer, showrunner) as they share clips from the upcoming third season and talk about their hilarious and wildly irreverent comedy series “Difficult People,” about two aspiring NYC comedians in their mid-30s (Klausner and “Billy on the Street star Billy Eichner) who aren’t living up to their potential, hate just about everything and everyone – except for each other. Learn how the project caught the attention of executive producer Amy Poehler and is the stopping-place for a broad swath of guest stars from Nathan Lane to Kathie Lee Gifford to Seth Meyers and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Moderated by Kyle Turner, a freelance writer and editor based in Brooklyn, New York. His work has been featured in Paste Magazine, The Village Voice, Playboy, Slate, Vice, Brooklyn Magazine, and Indiewire’s /Bent.

HELL ON EARTH: THE FALL OF SYRIA AND THE RISE OF ISIS (directed by Sebastian Junger and Nick Quested)

Sunday, June 18, 2pm, Art House 1

Academy Award-nominated filmmaker and best-selling author Sebastian Junger and his Emmy-winning filmmaking partner, Nick Quested, chronicle Syria’s descent into the unbridled chaos that allowed the rise of the Islamic State, better known as ISIS. This documentary delves into the real stories and persons in the conflict, giving a human face on the ground to what are just headlines and news clips to the rest of the world. Discovering the motivations, consequences and human toll from the war raises questions of how outside forces have influenced the situation, including the West.

*Sebastian Junger will be in attendance.

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PIFFtalks: SCREEN ADAPTATIONS: FROM BOOKS AND FILMS

Thursday, June 15, 3pm, Harbor Lounge, 359 Commercial Street

Join writer/producer Mark Protosevich (OLD BOY, I AM LEGEND, POSEIDON) and author Casey Sherman (Boston Strong, The Finest Hours) in a discussion about the challenges of adapting films from other original source material. Sherman’s telling of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings was most recently adapted to the screen in the 2017 film PATRIOT’S DAY directed by Peter Berg. Protosevich will speak to the creative undertaking of adapting among other classic films, the 2003 South Korean classic film OLD BOY, directed by auteur filmmaker Park Chan-wook, for Spike Lee and his current project FLASH GORDON with director Matthew Vaughn. Moderated by award-winning journalist Ari Karpel.

PIFFtalks: WOMEN IN FILM AT PIFF 

Friday, June 16, 10am, Provincetown Theater, 238 Bradford Street

It wasn’t long ago that women directors only accounted for 7% of the selections at the Cannes Film Festival. Meanwhile, 50% of PIFF’s 2017 narrative feature selections are directed by women, continuing the Festival’s long tradition of support. Join us for a conversation about being filmmakers, by directors and producers who just happen to be women. Panelists include: Noël Wells (MR. ROOSEVELT) and Katherine Dieckmann (STRANGE WEATHER). Moderated by Loren King, Boston Globe correspondent.

PIFFtalks: SEBASTIAN JUNGER

Saturday, June 17, 10am, Provincetown Theater, 238 Bradford Street

Join us for a special conversation with award-winning writer, director, journalist Sebastian Junger. Known for his wide range of best-selling books, The Perfect Storm, Fire, A Death in Belmont, and War. His documentary films include the Academy-Award nominated RESTREPO, WHICH WAY TO THE FRONT LINE FROM HERE?, and KORENGAL. His new film, HELL ON EARTH: THE FALL OF SYRIA AND THE RISE OF ISIS, is screening at this year’s festival. Moderated by journalist and author Mark Harris, former executive editor of Entertainment Weekly and author of Five Came Back.

PIFFtalks: CAPTURING A TRUE STORY

Sunday, June 18, 10am, Provincetown Theater, 238 Bradford Street

Every documentary has a huge responsibility to its viewers — to tell the truth. Join us to discuss the magic and pitfalls of capturing real events in order to tell a true story with respect to the people who lived it. How does the camera, direction editing and other filmmaking tools affect reality? Panelists include festival directors: Hope Litoff (32 PILLS: MY SISTER’S SUICIDE), Trish Adlesic (I AM EVIDENCE), and Andrew Rossi (BRONX GOTHIC). Moderated by Steven Raphael, Founder/President, Required Viewing.

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ANCHOR AWARD: JOHN AND GUI YINGLING

Wednesday, June 14, 6:30pm presentation before Opening Night Screening, Fishermen Hall, 12 Winslow Street

Each year, we recognize one of our generous community business partners who provides extraordinary support for the festival and our other year-round programs. Through his services as a longtime member of the Provincetown Film Society board, John Yingling along with his son Gui with whom he operates several local establishments including Bubula’s, Local 186, Enzo’s, and Spiritus Pizza, represent a vital part of the Provincetown community and have a steadfast commitment to giving back in time and resources. John and Gui win special kudos from our staff and volunteers by providing free pizza from Spiritus and an annual thank you party for our amazing volunteers.

BOOK SIGNING – MAKE TROUBLE: JOHN WATERS

Thursday, June15, 5pm-7pm, MAP, 220 Commercial Street

Pop culture icon, New York Times bestselling author and renowned filmmaker of such cult masterpieces as HAIRSPRAY, PINK FLAMINGOS and SERIAL MOM advises the graduating class of the Rhode Island School of Design to ‘get busy and make trouble’ in his new graphic book Make Trouble. In the book, Waters uses his sly wisdom and wealth of experience to encourage the younger generation to embrace chaos, be nosy, and challenge the status quo, while simultaneously urging anyone embarking on a creative path to be both pragmatic and disciplined. Notable quotes include: “Remember, a ‘no’ is free. Ask for the world and pay no mind if you are initially turned down.” “Don’t hate all rich people. They’re not all awful. Believe me. I know some evil poor people, too.” “Use technology for transgression, not lazy social living.” Meet John Waters…

EVAN LAWSON FILMMAKERS’ BRUNCH – CELEBRATING FILMMAKERS ON THE FRONT LINE 

Sunday, June 18, 12pm, Sage at the Pilgrim House, 336 Commercial Street

Recipient of the 2016 Freedom Award from the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund for his HBO film SUITED, director Jason Benjamin will share his experiences working with the transgender community and with veterans for his upcoming film RETURNING. A screening of the film will take place at AMP Gallery, 432 Commercial Street on Sunday, June 18 at 4:30pm. The Evan Lawson Filmmakers’ Benefit Brunch honors the legacy of former board president Evan Law- son, who was a longtime advocate for Provincetown and its artists. Tax-deductible tickets are $250 at the box office and online.

SHORT FILM SCREENING: “RETURNING” (directed by Jason Benjamin)

Sunday, June 18, 4:30pm, AMP Gallery, 432 Commercial Street

After studying technique and theory of documentary filmmaking, four Florida veterans apply what they’ve learned to examine the Sarasota County Veterans Treatment Court system. This short documentary illustrates how the judicial system works with, and not against, local veterans. Through the treatment court, veterans are provided mentoring, counseling and other tools that focus on rehabilitation instead of incarceration. The veterans court is led by a compassionate circuit court judge who takes on each case with considerate justice. Meet the filmmakers: director Jason Benjamin, executive producer John Secor, and the veterans featured in the film.

2017 HBO AWARDS PRESENTATION – HBO PRESENTS THE AUDIENCE AWARDS

Sunday, June 18, 9pm, The Waterford Inn – Spindler’s, 386 Commercial Street

HBO has long been known for connecting audiences around the world to compelling content that is both groundbreaking and popular. Likewise, they are uniquely poised to present our discerning audiences picks for Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary Feature and Best Short Film. The 2016 Audience Awards went to: THE INNOCENTS directed by Anne Fontaine for Best Narrative Feature; THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS: YO-YO MA AND THE SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE by Morgan Neville, and POLITICAL ANIMALS by Jonah Markowitz and Tracy Wares (tie) for Best Documentary Feature; and TERRITORY directed by Eleanor Mortimer for Short Documentary Award.

JOHN SCHLESINGER AWARD FOR FIRST TIME DIRECTOR

Sunday, June 18, 9pm, The Waterford Inn – Spindler’s, 386 Commercial Street

In memory of John Schlesinger, this special award is given to first-time doc/narrative feature film directors at our Closing Night Awards presentation. John Schlesinger’s (1926-2003) work includes such highly acclaimed films as MIDNIGHT COWBOY, MARATHON MAN, THE DAY OF THE LOCUST, SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY and COLD COMFORT FARM. Mr. Schlesinger’s films reveal a keen social awareness, a fascination with love’s complexities, and a penchant for drawing out big performances. An actor himself, he helped to make stars out of such performers as Julie Chris- tie, Dustin Ho man and John Voight, and has the distinction of directing eight different actors in Academy Award-nominated performances. 2016 winners include BLOOD STRIPE directed by Remy Auberjonois for Best Narrative Feature; OFF THE RAILS by Adam Irving for Best Documentary Feature. 

HERE MEDIA PRESENTS: QUEER SHORTS AWARD

Sunday, June 18, 9pm, The Waterford Inn – Spindler’s, 386 Commercial Street

Debuting a new award for 2016, HERE MEDIA presented the Jury Award for Best QUEER SHORT, which was chosen from those shorts presented in our QUEER SHORTS program.

Awarding it again in 2017, this award comes with recognition and distribution by HERE MEDIA, including streaming of the winning short across HERE MEDIA properties.

JURIED SHORTS AWARDS

Sunday, June 18, 9pm, The Waterford Inn – Spindler’s, 386 Commercial Street

A team of film industry professionals will also present awards for Best Narrative Short Film; Best Animated Short Film; Best New England Short Film; and Best Student Short Film. 2016 winners include THUNDER ROAD directed by Jim Cummings for Best Narrative Short Film; GLOVE directed by Alexa Haas and Bernardo Britto for Best Animated Short Film; BLACK CANARIES directed by Jesse Kreitzer for Best New England Short Film; THE MINK CATCHER directed by Samantha Buck for Best Student Short Film; and MAIS DURO! directed by Camila Saldarriaga. The 2017 jurors are: Dilcia Barrera, Sundance Film Festival Short Film Programmer; Bernardo Britto, director (PIFF 2016 Best Animated Short Film, GLOVE), and director Lauren Wolkstein (THE STRANGE ONES, PIFF 2017).

 

The Provincetown International Film Festival runs June 14 – 18, 2017 in Provincetown, MA.

The 2017 Next Wave Award is sponsored by the Chlotrudis Society. 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,

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, Cinema and Institute, the Society endeavors to give year-round support to aspiring and up-and-coming, and established independent filmmakers, and to connect them with curious and engaged audiences globally.

Provincetown International Film Festival Announces 2017 Lineup

INGRID GOES WEST selected as Closing Night Film

May 4, 2017 (Provincetown, MA) – The Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF) announced today its complete lineup of narrative, documentary and short films for its 19th edition, running June 14-18, 2017. Matt Spicer’s INGRID GOES WEST has been selected as the Closing Night film, with co-writer and director Spicer and producer and star Aubrey Plaza in attendance.

“This year’s program continues PIFF’s long tradition of supporting a diverse and exciting range of filmmakers – as always, with a special emphasis on emerging filmmakers,” said Director of Programming Andrew Peterson. “We can’t wait to share these filmmakers and their stories with our audiences this June.”

The full lineup is listed below:

OPENING NIGHT
MR. ROOSEVELT — directed by Noël Wells

CLOSING NIGHT
INGRID GOES WEST– directed by Matt Spicer

SPOTLIGHT SELECTIONS
AFTER LOUIE — directed by Vincent Gagliostro (Thursday, June 15)
THE BEGUILED — directed by Sofia Coppola (Friday, June 16)
THE DEATH AND LIFE OF MARSHA P. JOHNSON — directed by David France (Saturday, June 17)

SPECIAL SCREENINGS/EVENTS
JOHN WATERS PRESENTS: KRISHA — directed by Trey Edward Shults
EPISODIC SPOTLIGHT: DIFFICULT PEOPLE starring Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner — presented by Hulu

NARRATIVE FEATURES
BEACH RATS — directed by Eliza Hittman
BEATRIZ AT DINNER — directed by Miguel Arteta
BLIND — directed by Michael Mailer
BRIGSBY BEAR — directed by Dave McCary
COLUMBUS — directed by Kogonada
GOD’S OWN COUNTRY — directed by Francis Lee
LADY MACBETH — directed by William Oldroyd
LANDLINE — directed by Gillian Robespierre
LANE 1974 — directed by S.J. Chiro
LEMON — directed by Janicza Bravo
LITTLE PINK HOUSE — directed by Courtney Moorehead Balaker
LOST IN PARIS — directed by Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon
LUCKY — directed by John Carroll Lynch
MAUDIE — directed by Aisling Walsh
THE ORNITHOLOGIST — directed by João Pedro Rodrigues
POP AYE — directed by Kirsten Tan
THE RING THING — directed by William Sullivan
SEVENTEEN — directed by Monja Art
SIGNATURE MOVE — directed by Jennifer Reeder
THE STRANGE ONES — directed by Christopher Radcliff and Lauren Wolkstein
STRANGE WEATHER — directed by Katherine Dieckmann
TOM OF FINLAND — directed by Dome Karukoski
THE TRIP TO SPAIN — directed by Michael Winterbottom
WINDOW HORSES: THE POETIC PERSIAN EPIPHANY OF ROSIE MING — directed by Ann Marie Fleming
THE WOUND — directed by John Trengove

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES
32 PILLS: MY SISTER’S SUICIDE — directed by Hope Litoff
ANATOMY OF A MALE BALLET DANCER — directed by David Barba and James Pellerito
THE B-SIDE: ELSA DORFMAN’S PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY — directed by Errol Morris
BILL NYE: SCIENCE GUY — directed by David Alvarado and Bill Sussberg
BRONX GOTHIC — directed by Andrew Rossi
CHAVELA — directed by Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi
DOLORES — directed by Peter Bratt
I AM EVIDENCE — directed by Trish Adlesic and Geeta Gandbhir
THE LAST PIG — directed by Allison Argo
MANSFIELD 66/67 — directed by P. David Ebersole and Todd Hughes
POWER STRUGGLE — directed by Robbie Leppzer
RAT FILM — directed by Theo Anthony
SPETTACOLO — directed by Jeff Malmberg and Chris Shellen
SUSANNE BARTSCH: ON TOP — directed by Anthony Caronna and Alexander Smith
THE UNTOLD TALES OF ARMISTEAD MAUPIN — directed by Jennifer Kroot
WHOSE STREETS? — directed by Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis

SHORTS
1992 — directed by Anthony Doncque
AMYDEE — directed by Amy DePaola
BAYARD & ME — directed by Matt Wolf
BLIND SUSHI — directed by Eric Heimbold
CALL YOUR FATHER — directed by Jordan Firstman
COLD STORAGE — directed by Eddie Shore
THE COLLECTION — directed by Adam Roffman
DEAR MR. SHAKESPEARE — directed by Shola Amoo
GODDESS — directed by Karishma Dube
A DOLL’S EYES — directed by Jonathan Wysocki
DUSK — directed by Jake Graf
EAGLEHAWK — directed by Shannon Murphy
A FEW THINGS ABOUT ROBERT IRWIN — directed by Lisanne Skyler
KITTY — directed by Chloë Sevigny
THE LAW OF AVERAGES — directed by Elizabeth Rose
LITTLE POTATO — directed by Wes Hurley
LOVE THE SINNER — directed by Geeta Gandbhir and Jessica Devaney
MY BEAUTIFUL CRAZY TOWN — directed by David Cox
THE NIGHT CLEANER — directed by Blair Fukumura
OUT AGAIN — directed by Robin Cloud
PEDRO — directed by Marco Leão, André Santos
PLUS ONE — directed by Peter Knegt
POST-APOCALYPTIC POTLUCK — directed by Guinevere Turner
A QUAKER SOUND — directed by Benedict Campbell
SEAHORSE — directed by Nate Gualtieri
SPRING — directed by Laurel Parmet
SUMMER CAMP ISLAND — directed by Julia Pott
THEATER OF DESIRE: SPLIT BRITCHES — directed by Shelby Zoe Coley
TICK DAYS — directed by Marnie Crawford Samuelson and Shane Hofeldt
VICTOR & ISOLINA — directed by William Caballero

As previously announced, the festival will open with MR. ROOSEVELT, written, directed and starring Noël Wells. Academy Award-nominated writer/director Sofia Coppola will receive the festival’s premier honor, the Filmmaker on the Edge award, in conversation with John Waters, and actress Chloë Sevigny will receive the Excellence in Acting Award in conversation with Eugene Hernandez, deputy director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

The Provincetown International Film Festival runs June 14 – 18, 2017 in Provincetown, MA. Purchase festival passes at www.ptownfilmfest.org. Individual tickets go on sale on May 22.

The 2017 Filmmaker on the Edge Award is sponsored by Lithexcel. The Excellence in Acting Award is sponsored by The Palette Fund and the Mallrd Foundation. Major sponsors of the 2017 Provincetown International Film Festival include: HBO, Wine Enthusiast, the Visitor Tourism Board, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Xfinity, HereTV, and The Boston Globe.

Press Materials

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, Cinema and Institute, the Society endeavors to give year-round support to aspiring and up-and-coming, and established independent filmmakers, and to connect them with curious and engaged audiences globally.

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

Press Contacts

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

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Announcing Sofia Coppola, Chloe Sevigny & Opening Night Film

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SOFIA COPPOLA TO BE NAMED PROVINCETOWN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL’S
“FILMMAKER ON THE EDGE”

— Chloë Sevigny to receive Excellence in Acting Award —

— Noël Wells’ MR. ROOSEVELT to open the festival on June 14; Wells to attend –

April 12, 2017 (Provincetown, MA) – The Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF) announced today that Academy Award-winning writer/director Sofia Coppola will be named the 2017 Filmmaker on the Edge. Coppola will be in attendance to accept the award in conversation with resident artist John Waters on Saturday, June 17, at Provincetown’s historic Town Hall.

An acclaimed writer, director and producer, Coppola’s outstanding filmography includes THE VIRGIN SUICIDES, LOST IN TRANSLATION (Academy Award winner, Best Original Screenplay; Academy Award nominee, Best Director & Best Picture), MARIE ANTOINETTE, SOMEWHERE, THE BLING RING and “A Very Murray Christmas” (Emmy Award nominee, Outstanding Television Movie). Coppola’s latest film, THE BEGUILED, is adapted from Thomas Cullinan’s novel of the same name and stars Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst and Colin Farrell. The film, which she directed, wrote and produced, will be released by Focus Features on June 23.

Now in its 19th year, the festival has a long history of honoring filmmakers whose extraordinary
achievement, innovation, and vision pushes the boundaries of their craft. Previous recipients of the Filmmaker on the Edge prize include David Cronenberg, Darren Aronofsky, Quentin Tarantino, Christine Vachon, Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant and Ang Lee.

Additionally, the festival announced that actress and director Chloë Sevigny will receive the Excellence in Acting Award. Sevigny will accept in conversation with Eugene Hernandez, deputy director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center and co-founder of Indiewire.

Sevigny made her film debut in the lead role of “Jennie” in Larry Clark’s controversial KIDS, written by Harmony Korine. She has since had a wide-ranging career in film and television, including an Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning performance in Kimberly Peirce’s BOYS DON’T CRY. Other notable acting credits include THE LAST DAYS OF DISCO, AMERICAN PSYCHO, “Big Love” (Golden Globe winner), “American Horror Story,” LOVE & FRIENDSHIP, and “Bloodline.” Upcoming film credits include Oren Moverman’s THE DINNER, Miguel Arteta’s BEATRIZ AT DINNER, Alex Ross Perry’s GOLDEN EXITS, Tom Alfredson’s THE SNOWMAN, Andrew Haigh’s LEAN ON PETE, and Craig William Macneill’s LIZZIE.

Previous honorees of the Excellent in Acting Award include Gael García Bernal, Tilda Swinton, Vera Farmiga, Patricia Clarkson and Cynthia Nixon.

Christine Walker, Executive Director of PIFF and CEO of the Provincetown Film Society, said, “During one of the most galvanizing moments for women in recent political history, we are thrilled to honor two women who have already altered the lens through which we see women in Hollywood. Sofia Coppola is the deft auteur whose imprimatur is unapologetically feminine. Chlöe Sevigny is the fearless iconoclast whose work is remarkable simply because she inhabits it.”

The festival will kick off with MR. ROOSEVELT, written, directed and starring Noël Wells (Netflix’s “Master of None”). The charming comedy tells the story of struggling comedian Emily Martin (Wells), who returns to her college town of Austin, Texas, after a loved one falls ill and must come to terms with her past while staying with her ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend. Wells will be in attendance for the Opening Night Gala on Wednesday, June 14.

Lisa Viola, PIFF’s newly appointed Artistic Director, said, “We are thrilled to present Noël Wells’ directorial debut for our Opening Night, as it embodies the spirit of our festival, showcasing a smart woman both in front and behind the camera, and is filled with fresh writing and a striking sense of humor.”

The Provincetown International Film Festival runs June 14 – 18, 2017 in Provincetown, MA. Purchase festival passes at www.ptownfilmfest.org. Individual tickets go on sale on May 22.

The 2017 Filmmaker on the Edge Award is sponsored by Lithexcel. The Excellence in Acting Award is sponsored by The Palette Fund and the Mallrd Foundation. Major sponsors of the 2017 Provincetown International Film Festival include: HBO, Wine Enthusiast, the Visitor Tourism Board, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Xfinity, HereTV, and The Boston Globe.

Press Materials: http://tinyurl.com/PIFF2017

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, Cinema and Institute, the Society endeavors to give year-round support to aspiring and up-and-coming, and established independent filmmakers, and to connect them with curious and engaged audiences globally.

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

Press Contacts

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

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