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PROVINCETOWN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - 15TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION BEGINS WEDNESDAY

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

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Contact: Jeff Hill
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PROVINCETOWN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - 15TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION BEGINS WEDNESDAY

-- John Waters, Todd Haynes, Mary Harron, Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman, James Ponsoldt, Jeffrey Schwartz, Christine Vachon, Matt Dillon, Harmony Korine, Ed Lachman, are among the many filmmakers to attend --


Tuesday, June 18, 2013  (PROVINCETOWN, MA) -- The 15th anniversary of the Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF) commences tomorrow, Wednesday, June 19th and runs through Sunday, June 23rd.  

Filmmakers John Waters, Todd Haynes, Mary Harron, Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman, James Ponsoldt, Jeffrey Schwartz and Christine Vachon are among the many filmmakers/talent attending the festival this year.

And as previously announced, Harmony Korine will receive the Filmmaker on The Edge Award (sponsored by the Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation); 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).


The Opening Night Film is 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 will close on June 23rd with an evening block party for the town and all festival goers where the presentation of the HBO Audience Awards will be given out.  The event will be produced by Rafanelli Events of Boston, New York, DC and Palm Beach.

A complete schedule of films and events can be viewed at:  http://www.ptownfilmfest.org

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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http://www.ptownfilmfest.org

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