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June 2017

Closing Night Party

June 18, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - June 19, 2017 @ 12:00 am
The Waterford Inn/ Spindler’s, 386 Commercial St.
Provincetown, MA 02657 United States
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Sponsored by The Waterford Inn - Spindler’s, Brooklyn Brewery

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2017 HBO Awards Presentation

June 18, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - June 19, 2017 @ 12:00 am
The Waterford Inn – Spindler’s, 386 Commercial St.
Provincetown, MA 02657 United States
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HBO Presents the Audience Awards 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…

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John Schlesinger Award

June 18, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - June 19, 2017 @ 12:00 am
The Waterford Inn – Spindler’s, 386 Commercial St.
Provincetown, MA 02657 United States
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Awarded to a First Time Director at the festival. 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,…

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HERE MEDIA Presents Queer Shorts Award

June 18, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - June 19, 2017 @ 12:00 am
The Waterford Inn – Spindler’s, 386 Commercial St.
Provincetown, MA 02657 United States
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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. To be awarded again in 2017, this award comes with recognition and distribution by HERE MEDIA, who will stream the winning short across HERE MEDIA properties.

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Juried Shorts Awards

June 18, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - June 19, 2017 @ 12:00 am
The Waterford Inn – Spindler’s, 386 Commercial St.
Provincetown, MA 02657 United States
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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…

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July 2017

A Very Sordid Screening and Cocktail Reception with director Del Shores and actor Emerson Collins

July 31, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Waters Edge Cinema, 237 Commercial St
Provincetown, MA 02657 United States
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Please join us for special viewing of the hilarious "A Very Sordid Wedding", the sequel to the hit cult classic "Sordid Lives", a film written and directed by Del Shores that deals with the questions, concerns, bigotry and fallout of what happens when marriage equality comes to a small Texas town where not everyone is ready to accept it. The film stars Caroline Rhea, Leslie Jordan, Bonnie Bedelia, Dale Dickey…

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October 2017

Women’s Week: Featured Screenings

October 7, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - October 13, 2017 @ 5:15 pm
Waters Edge Cinema, 237 Commercial St
Provincetown, MA 02657 United States
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The Provincetown Film Society is pleased to present an exciting line-up of film screenings with special filmmaker appearances and events during women’s week October 6 – 15, 2017. Among the highlights of the ten-day showcase of films made for, about, and by women, is the 31st Anniversary re-release of Donna Deitch’s swooning and sensual groundbreaking film DESERT HEARTS. Deitch will also be honored at the…

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Women’s Week: Special Events

October 9, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - October 13, 2017 @ 1:00 pm

The Provincetown Film Society is pleased to present, in addition to an exciting line-up of film screenings, the following Special Events during Women’s Week October 6 – 15, 2017. SPECIAL EVENTS OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION Mon, Oct 9, @ 6 pm, Waters Edge Cinema, 237 Commercial Street, Tickets are $25.00. Purchase Tickets Meet the filmmakers and preview the week’s upcoming events and screenings. Ticket includes screening…

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May 2018

PIFF Preview Weekend Launch Party

May 18 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Long Wharf, 3 Long Wharf
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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Set sail with the Provincetown Film Festival and get a VIP preview look into this year's program! Join Artistic Director, Lisa Viola, and this year's festival filmmakers for a dinner cruise benefitting the Provincetown Film Society, who have brought world class cinema and filmmakers to Provincetown for 20 years. As we sail across the Boston Harbor, the programming team will provide you with a preview line up of films that are not to be missed while at the fest, before tickets even go on sale!

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June 2018

Opening Night Party

June 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St.
Provincetown, MA 02657 United States
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Join us for the ultimate Ptown 20th Anniversary kick off with drag queen Jona Williams at the historic Crown & Anchor, located at the center of town. New to PIFF or Provincetown? Then this is a must-attend event that will give you a taste of the people, talents, and culture that await you for the next four days. And if you're a regular, then you…

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All About Emily: Uncovering a Life

June 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Provincetown Theater, 238 Bradford St.
Provincetown, MA 02657 United States
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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…

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FEMALE TROUBLE: DVD Signing with John Waters

June 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MAP, 220 Commercial St.
Provincetown, MA 02657 United States
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Pop culture icon, New York Times best-selling author and renowned filmmaker of such cult masterpieces as Hairspray, Pink Flamingos and Serial Mom will be signing copies of the new Criterion Collection DVD release of FEMALE TROUBLE. John Waters’ larger-than-life muse Divine engulfs the screen with charisma as Dawn Davenport, who progresses from teenage nightmare hell-bent on getting cha-cha heels for Christmas to a fame monster…

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Fireside with Filmmakers

June 14 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Harbor Hotel, 698 Commercial St.
Provincetown, MA 02657 United States
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The retro-fabulous Harbor Hotel is the gathering place for folks looking for a sweet lounge with gorgeous views. We'll have a DJ spinning tunes to match the vibe, as well as sumptuous snacks and full cash bar. Once your movie thirst is quenched, head outside to enjoy the glow of a spectacular oceanside fire pit where you can pull up a lounge chair and chat…

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Conversation with Chloë Grace Moretz—Next Wave Honoree

June 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Pilgrim House, 336 Commercial St
Provincetown, MA 02657 United States
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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…

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Modern Love Live presented by WBUR and The New York Times

June 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Town Hall, 260 Commercial Street
Provincetown, 02657 United States
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Sponsored by DKR Films 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…

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HBO Schoolhouse Gallery Reception

June 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Schoolhouse Gallery, 494 Commercial St.
Provincetown, MA 02657 United States
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Two enduring figures of the PIFF scene over the years are the gracious owner and director of the Schoolhouse Gallery Michael Carroll and Henny Garfunkel, celebrity photographer whose talent and eclectic style are as extraordinary as her subjects. Together  we are celebrating our 20th Anniversary with 20x20: HENNY GARFUNKEL / 20 YEARS OF PORTRAITS FROM THE PROVINCETOWN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. Join Carroll and Garfunkel on…

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Friday Night Spotlight Party

June 15 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Pilgrim House, 336 Commercial St
Provincetown, MA 02657 United States
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The Pilgrim House and its Landing Bistro & Bar earn top awards for their eclectic menu, delicious cocktails and gorgeous environs including the Sea Dragon Lounge and Pilgrim House Showroom. Among the many contribution we enjoy from Pilgrim House, this Spotlight Party continues to be a festival favorite for PIFF veterans year after year. Enjoy the relaxed revelry, raw bar and charcuterie in their sleek,…

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Conversation with Christine Vachon

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Provincetown Theater, 238 Bradford St.
Provincetown, MA 02657 United States
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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 have only flourished. Christine Vachon returns to Provincetown to share tales of her illustrious career over the past…

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LIVE PODCAST: HOMOPHILIA

June 16 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
AMP Gallery, 432 Commercial St.
Provincetown, MA 02657 United States
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Join us for the hit podcast, HOMOPHILIA’s first live show featuring award-winning producer Christine Vachon. Earwolf Network’s HOMOPHILIA, a ‘Must List’ pick from Entertainment Weekly, features hosts Dave Holmes and Matt McConkey who grill LGBT celebrities on what they’re loving, and who they’re loving. This queer comedy party celebrates pop culture obsessions and interrogates guests on their personal experiences with dating, sex and love. Host…

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Conversations With Honorees

June 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Town Hall, 260 Commercial Street
Provincetown, 02657 United States
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SEAN BAKER FILMMAKER ON THE EDGE PIFF annually presents the Filmmaker on the Edge award to a film artist whose outstanding achievement, innovation, and vision continue to push the boundaries of the medium throughout their body of work. We are thrilled to honor Sean Baker as the Provincetown International Film Festival’s 2018 Filmmaker on the Edge. Baker’s work defines a new social realism in US…

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A Monumental Party

June 16 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum, 1 High Pole Hill Rd
Provincetown, MA 02657 United States
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Provincetown International Film Festival invites you to celebrate 20 years of filmmaking on the edge, honoring festival founders, 2018 Filmmaker on the Edge and a night of partying under the stars. Dinner and presentation from 6:30pm - 9:00 pm A Monumental Dance Party from 9:00pm - 11:00 pm Tickets available for Pass Holders only. Log in with the same email used to purchase your pass.…

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A Monumental Dance Party

June 16 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum, 1 High Pole Hill Rd
Provincetown, MA 02657 United States
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Following our 20th Anniversary Gala, come celebrate twenty years of the festival by dancing the night away under the tent at the historic Provincetown Monument. You’ll be greeted with a glass of cava and plenty of twinkly lights! Dance, mingle and revel in the joyous celebration of all that is The Provincetown International Film Festival. Cash bar, music by DJ Caster Troy. Sponsored by Codorníu…

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An Artist’s Perspective

June 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Waters Edge Cinema, 237 Commercial St
Provincetown, MA 02657 United States
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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…

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The 5th Annual Evan Lawson Filmmakers’ Brunch

June 17 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum, 1 High Pole Hill Rd
Provincetown, MA 02657 United States
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AFTER THE REVELATIONS: A CANDID CONVERSATION WITH KIM MASTERS 20 years ago the veteran award-winning journalist Kim Masters confronted Harvey Weinstein at a lunch at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills and told him “I heard you rape women”. She went on to spend years trying to find someone to go on the record to reveal what many in the industry already knew. Kim used…

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Closing Night Party

June 17 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Waterford Inn – Spindler’s, 386 Commercial St.
Provincetown, MA 02657 United States
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Join festival goers as we celebrate winners of all FESTIVAL AWARDS for 2018...with our closing night party at Spindler's, which serves some of the finest food and cocktails the Cape has to offer. Celebrate and savor a week's worth of cinematic achievements with our many talented filmmaking guests–actors, directors, writers, artists and more. Either way, after these festivities–it's a wrap. Access to Festival Passholders or…

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