PROVINCETOWN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
PROVINCETOWN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL / JUNE 13th - 17th
ROGER CORMAN: 2012 FILMMAKER ON THE EDGE AWARD
PARKER POSEY: 2012 EXCELLENCE IN ACTING AWARD
KIRBY DICK: 2012 FAITH HUBLEY CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
OPENING NIGHT FILM: “BACHELORETTE”
CLOSING NIGHT FILM: “FAIRHAVEN”
FRIDAY SPOTLIGHT FILM: “GAYBY”
SATURDAY SPOTLIGHT FILM: “VITO”
Thursday, May 10, 2012 (PROVINCETOWN, MA) -- The Provincetown International Film Festival will take place in Provincetown, Massachusetts from June 13th - June 17th.
The 2012 Filmmaker on the Edge Award (sponsored by the Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation) will be awarded to Producer/Director Roger Corman (“PIT AND THE PENDULUM,“ “THE TRIP,” “THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS”) in conversation with John Waters. Actor Parker Posey (“PRICE CHECK,” “PARTY GIRL,” “BEST IN SHOW“) will receive the Excellence In Acting Award. The Faith Hubley Career Achievment Award (sponsored by the MALLRD Foundation) will be given to director Kirby Dick (“THE INVISIBLE WAR,” “THIS FILM IS NOT YET RATED,” “OUTRAGE”).
The Opening Night Film will be the East Coast premiere of “BACHELORETTE,” directed by Leslye Headland and starring Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, and Lizzy Caplan. The festival will close with “FAIRHAVEN,” directed by Tom O’Brien and starring O’Brien, Chris Messina and Rich Sommer. The Friday Spotlight Film is “GAYBY,” directed by Jonathan Lisecki, and the Saturday Spotlight Selection is “VITO,” directed by Jeffrey Schwarz.
Presenting Sponsors of the film festival are HBO, Xfinity, Crown & Anchor, Art House, MALLRD Foundation. PIFF is also supported by grants from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, The National Endowment for the Arts and the Provincetown Tourism Fund.
Tickets go on sale on May 20th. Festival passes are on sale now.
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An overview of the films/events programmed during the festival are listed within the attached document: PIFF 2012 – Line Up.
Photos of our Awards recipients are attached here as well.
The Provincetown Film Society, Inc. (PFS) is the year-round organization and home of the 14-year-old Provincetown International Film Festival and the Whaler's Wharf 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 Whaler's Wharf 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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