The Provincetown Film Society announced that filmmaker & festival consultant Mitch Levine has been chosen as the new CEO replacing Gabby Hanna who retired from the position last summer. In his new role Levine will also serve as Executive Director of the Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF), Waters Edge Cinema at Whalers Wharf & a new Institute of Cinema Arts. Director John Waters (PINK FLAMINGOS, HAIRSPRAY) & PIFF’s resident artist who hosts its Filmmaker on the Edge Award stated, “Mitch Levine comes to Provincetown with experience, a new found energy & a will to make movie going all over town an even better experience than ever!” Rick McCarthy, President of the PFS Board of Directors stated, “We are so pleased & excited to have Mitch as our new leader. We have every confidence that with Mitch's extraordinary experience & business acumen, he will lead the Festival and Society to new heights. His scholarly knowledge of cinema, his genuine love for his fellow artists & his deep appreciation for the historical & cultural traditions that make Provincetown such a special gathering place for artists set him apart as a true friend to the art form.” Levine founded The Film Festival Group a global consulting firm for filmmakers & the film festival community after serving as CEO of the Palm Springs International Film Festival. He currently produces First Time Fest in New York & produced the first edition of the Bahamas International Film Festival as well as Le Festival International des Espoirs du Cinema in Monte-Carlo. PIFF is celebrating its “Sweet Sixteen” in 2014 & is now open for international submissions. OUTTAKE VOICES has covered PIFF since 2007 & we're looking forward to 2014...:) PIFF runs from June 17th to 23rd.
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