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Rules & Terms

The Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF) is dedicated to showcasing independent US and international films, offering a full program of full-length and short films curated by an established programming team, with submissions reviewed by a dedicated screening committee. If you are interested in submitting your work, please read all the information below and follow the instructions.

• PIFF shows narrative, documentary, and shorts in DCP and BluRay.

• Film must have been completed after January 1, 2021.

• Any number of titles may be submitted by an entrant. However, each title requires its own separate entry form, review copy, and entry fee.

• All accepted films are eligible for the WarnerMedia Audience Awards (presented to Best Narrative Feature and Best Documentary Feature). Other award categories include the John Schlesinger Award (presented to a first-time narrative and documentary feature filmmaker), HBO Short Documentary Award, Here Media Award (Best Queer Short Film), Jury Awards for Narrative Short, Animated Short, New England Short and Student Short (as well as Honorable Mentions bestowed at the discretion of PIFF staff/jury).

• Feature films may not have been released theatrically or aired on television in the U.S. prior to the festival.

• ONLY online preview copies are accepted for submissions.

• Be sure to upload photos, stills, and press kits or include a web link. If your work is selected, photos will be used for promotion and for the PIFF website and catalog. Please do NOT send unessential materials (such as bio, reviews or other publicity kits) unless absolutely necessary.

• Acknowledgment of receipt of your entry will be made via FilmFreeway. Preview DVDs and support materials will not be returned. You will be notified of acceptance or rejection via email by approximately May 15, 2022.

• PIFF does NOT pay rental/screening fees for submitted works that are programmed.

• PIFF will pay RETURN shipping for the film (exhibition copy) within the Continental U.S. ONLY. It is the filmmaker’s responsibility to deliver the film to the festival via the requested method by: May 18, 2022 (Shorts) / June 1, 2022 (Features).

• To be eligible for the student discount submission fee, a photocopy or scan of valid student identification must be provided to verify status.

• Selected short films may be programmed to screen either before a feature, as part of a shorts program, at an event, or any combination thereof.

• For Shorts Programs: PIFF creates a master exhibition reel of every shorts program. If your film is selected for a shorts program, the final cut must be provided in the form of digital upload (acceptable formats include Apple ProRes (HQ, or LT) 4:2:2 or h.264 HD 1920×1080 Bit rate at least 8mb/s).

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