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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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Contact: Jeff Hill
PROVINCETOWN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES HONOREES
Matt Dillon receives Excellence in Acting Award
Ed Lachman receives Faith Hubley Career Achievement Award
-- Directors John Waters, Todd Haynes, Mary Harron, Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman and Producer Christine Vachon to attend the Festival’s 15th Anniversary celebration as well --
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 (PROVINCETOWN, MA) -- The Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF) announced today that Matt Dillon (DRUGSTORE COWBOY, TO DIE FOR, THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY), will receive the Excellence in Acting Award (sponsored by American Express). Cinematographer Ed Lachman (TRUE STORIES, FAR FROM HEAVEN, ERIN BROCKOVICH) will receive the Faith Hubley Career Achievement Award (sponsored by the MALLRD Foundation).
As previously announced, Harmony Korine will receive the Filmmaker on The Edge Award (sponsored by the Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation); the Opening Night Film will be LOVELACE; the closing night film is EMANUEL AND THE TRUTH ABOUT FISHES; the Friday Night Spotlight selection is I AM DIVINE; the Saturday Night Spotlight Selection is I’M SO EXCITED!
The festival, which takes place in Provincetown from June 19 - 23, will celebrate its 15th anniversary with a few of its past honorees as well. Directors Todd Haynes, Mary Harron, Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman, John Waters and Producer Christine Vachon, among others, will also attend the weekend festivities.
A complete schedule of films and events can be viewed at: http://www.ptownfilmfest.org
Tickets go on sale Friday, May 25th. Festival passes are on sale now.
Presenting Sponsors of the 2013 Festival are HBO, Crown & Anchor, MALLRD Foundation, Bubala's, Local 186, Xfinity, Ultra. Official Card: American Express.
PIFF is also supported by grants from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, The National Endowment for the Arts, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Provincetown Tourism Fund and the GALE Fund of the Cape Cod Foundation.
About PFS & PIFF:
The Provincetown Film Society, Inc. (PFS) is the year-round organization and home of the 15-year-old Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF) and the Waters Edge Cinema. PFS is dedicated to showcasing new achievements in independent film and honoring the work of acclaimed and emerging directors, producers and actors. This is achieved through its 5-day Festival in June as well as its year-round theater operation , the Waters Edge Cinema. PFS is equally devoted to expanding the audience for independent film and to serving our Provincetown and Outer Cape community by filling the void for annual film programming and reflecting the community's rich diversity in our selected films and honorees. An integral part of PFS's mission is to contribute to the economic and creative vitality of America's oldest art colony.
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