Monday, June 20, 2016

Provincetown Film Festival Kudos

The Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF) announced the award winners of this year's festival & Lisa Viola as its new Artistic Director. Viola will replace Connie White who has been with the festival since its inception.The award winners are: HBO Audience Award / Best Narrative Feature: THE INNOCENTS directed by Anne Fontaine HBO Audience Award / Best Documentary Feature (tie): THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS: YO-YO MA AND THE SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE, directed by Morgan Neville & POLITICAL ANIMALS directed by Jonah Markowitz & Tracy Wares HBO Short Documentary Award: TERRITORY, directed by Eleanor Mortimer. The John Schlesinger Award, presented to a first time feature filmmaker (narrative): BLOOD STRIPE, directed by Remy Auberjonois The John Schlesinger Award, presented to a first time feature filmmaker (documentary): OFF THE RAILS, directed by Adam Irving. Here Media Award - Best Queer Short Film: ONE LAST NIGHT, directed by Kerem Blumberg. Best Narrative Short Film: THUNDER ROAD, directed by Jim Cummings. Best Animated Short Film: GLOVE, directed by Alexa Haas & Bernardo Britto. Best New England Short Film: BLACK CANARIES, directed by Jesse Kreitzer. Best Student Short Film: THE MINK CATCHER, directed by Samantha Buck. Special Mention: ¡MAIS DURO!, directed by Camila Saldarriaga. The Short Film Jury consisted of Ian Samuels (filmmaker, MYRNA THE MONSTER), Lisanne Skyler (filmmaker, BRILLO BOX (3¢ OFF)) & Kim Yutani (Senior Programmer, Sundance Film Festival). As previously announced, Ang Lee was presented with the 2016 Filmmaker on the Edge Award in conversation with PIFF resident artist John Waters at Town Hall on Saturday night. Cynthia Nixon received the Excellence in Acting Award in conversation with film critic & professor B. Ruby Rich. The festival also announced the dates for next year's event as June 14th to 18th in 2017.
For More Info: ptownfilmfest.org
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