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Provincetown Film Festival Winners

By Charlotte Robinson, June 29, 2021

The Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF) announced the winners of this year’s Warner Media Audience Awards, the John Schlesinger Awards, the NY Women in Film & TV Filmmaker Awards & Short Film Prizes. Lisa Viola PIFF Artistic Director stated, “It was so incredible to have the opportunity to welcome filmmakers back to Provincetown at this precise moment of reopening & to have an eager audience able to view films both in person & online. We are grateful that we could provide a space for artists & festival goers to participate in this shared experience of reconnecting.” The Warner Media Audience Award / Best Narrative Feature went to LANGUAGE LESSONS, the Warner Media Audience Award / Best Documentary Feature was a tie & went to BEING BEBE & PLAYING WITH SHARKS. The John Schlesinger Award in a narrative went to Bassam Tariq for MOGUL MOWGLI. Filmmaker Andrew Ahn Narrative Schlesinger Juror stated, “MOGUL MOWGLI is a film that explores cultural, physical & artistic identity with passion & insight. Anchored by Riz Ahmed's beautiful performance, the film's bold use of sound, cinematography & editing all come together to tell us such a personal story of an artist.” The Documentary Schlesinger Award went to Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson for SUMMER OF SOUL. New York Women in Film & Television Filmmaker Awards in a narrative went to BEANS directed by Tracey Deer & in a Documentary Film went to STORM LAKE directed & produced by Beth Levison. Also Richard Linklater was presented with the 2021 Filmmaker on the Edge Award, Riz Ahmed was presented with the Excellence in Acting Award & Natalie Morales received the Next Wave Award. 

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