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May 2018

PIFF Preview Weekend Launch Party

May 18, 2018 @ 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

All About Emily: Uncovering a Life

June 14, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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Conversation with Christine Vachon

June 16, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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May 2019

Juried Shorts Awards

May 16, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Pilgrim House, 336 Commercial St
Provincetown, MA 02657 United States

Sponsored by Mayflower Trolley, Funk Bus, Cape Cod Cab

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The Evan T. Lawson Freedom of Expression Award

May 16, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum, 1 High Pole Hill Rd
Provincetown, MA 02657 United States

Sponsored by East End Books, DKR Films

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June 2019

Schoolhouse Gallery: Five Projects for PIFF

June 12, 2019 @ 8:00 am - June 16, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Schoolhouse Gallery, 494 Commercial St.
Provincetown, MA 02657 United States

Sponsored by Cape Cod Broadcasting

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Anchor Award

June 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Town Hall, 260 Commercial Street
Provincetown, 02657 United States

Sponsored by Thanassi Gallery, Women’s Media Summit, Film Financing Forum, Red Thread Productions

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Anchor Award for Outstanding Volunteer

June 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Town Hall, 260 Commercial Street
Provincetown, 02657 United States

Sponsored by LITHExcel, Birdie Silkscreen, Good Scents

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Opening Night Party

June 12, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - June 13, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St.
Provincetown, MA 02657 United States

Sponsored by Crown & Anchor, Edrington, Brooklyn Brewery, Archer Roose

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Writing for the Stage and Screen

June 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Provincetown Theater, 238 Bradford St.
Provincetown, MA 02657 United States

Sponsored by Provincetown Theater, Relish, Kohi Coffee

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Next Wave Program

June 13, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - June 16, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
AMP Gallery, 432 Commercial St.
Provincetown, MA 02657 United States

Sponsored by AMP Gallery, Edrington, Relish

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Anthony Lawson LGBTQ Mentorship Award

June 13, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
AMP Gallery, 432 Commercial St.
Provincetown, MA 02657 United States

Sponsored by The Samuel Conte Family, The Florida & Charles Foisy Foundation, The James W. O’Brien Foundation, Michael Syers, AMP Gallery, Edrington

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John Waters Book Signing

June 13, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MAP, 220 Commercial St.
Provincetown, MA 02657 United States

Sponsored by MAP

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Filmmakers’ Bash

June 13, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - June 14, 2019 @ 12:00 am
The Waterford Inn – Spindler’s, 386 Commercial St.
Provincetown, MA 02657 United States

Sponsored by Spindler’s at The Waterford Inn, Edrington

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Conversation with Jillian Bell—Next Wave Honoree

June 14, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Pilgrim House, 336 Commercial St
Provincetown, MA 02657 United States

Sponsored by Pilgrim House

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MODERN LOVE LIVE Presented by WBUR and The New York Times

June 14, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Town Hall, 260 Commercial Street
Provincetown, 02657 United States

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 (HEDWIG AND…

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