Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF) returns to Provincetown for the 18th time on June 15-19 showcasing a diverse array of American and international narrative features, documentaries and shorts. Movies by well-known and promising directors are masterfully selected for the festival lineup. Two exciting events should add even more excitement: First Annual PIFF Fishing Tournament and the filmmakers’ brunch with a key note speaker Effie T. Brown. A special conversation with award-winning actress, writer, and director Illeana Douglas, will take place on June 16th.
The jury of the 2016 festival consists of the renowned professionals in film-making. This year’s Provincetown International Film Festival will honor out actress Cynthia Nixon, director Ang Lee, producer Effie T. Brown, and will feature an array of films from big and small independent movie-makers in several Provincetown locations.
A tour-de-force actress with a long résumé on film, television and stage, Cynthia Nixon began her career at age 12 in the feature film Little Darlings and made her Broadway debut in The Philadelphia Story for which she won a Theatre World Award. On television, she received much critical praise and her first Emmy Award in the role of Miranda Hobbes on HBO’s hit series Sex and the City, which also earned her multiple Golden Globe nominations. She went on to co-star in the two wildly successful Sex and the City films.
A two-time Academy Award-winning director (Life of Pi, Brokeback Mountain), Lee’s filmography also includes Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Sense and Sensibility. He is currently in post-production on his next feature, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.
The festival’s satellite activities will be held in Wellfleet drive-in theater as well as Chequessett Yacht & Country Club where the opening reception and screenings will take place on June 16th.
The Provincetown Film Society (PFS) is a non-profit dedicated to continuing the founding mission of the Provincetown Art Colony – to provide a welcoming, nurturing and inspiring environment for boundless and authentic creative exploration – in film. From the time it was founded in 1998 the Society has been committed to serving its communities who are often outside of the mainstream, in the margins, or otherwise underserved – but have a voice critical to the evolution of artistic expression.