17th Annual

Provincetown International Film Festival

June 17, 2015 to June 21, 2015

International
Film
Video
Short
Feature
Competition
Film Market
Submit Online
PO Box 605
Provincetown MA 02657-0605
USA
Phone: 508-487-3456
programming@ptownfilmfest.org
http://provincetownfilm.org

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Short
Any short film, narrative, experimental, animated, or documentary under 30 minutes in length.
Documentary Feature
Feature-length documentaries over 50 minutes in running time
Animated Feature
Feature-length animated films over 50 minutes in running time
Student Short
A subcategory for any short film, narrative, experimental, animated, or documentary under 30 minutes in length and completed by a filmmaker enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate level film program during completion of the work (students must include a copy of their valid student I.D. with film submission).
Narrative Feature
Narrative features over 50 minutes in running time

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

The Provincetown Film Society, LLC (PFS), formed in 2002, is a membership organization that serves as the umbrella organization to three primary interrelated activities: the annual Provincetown International Film Festival, one year-round theater operation, the Waters Edge Cinema; and our emerging Gabrielle A. Hanna Provincetown Film Institute (PFI) for film and media artist residences and conferences. In addition to overseeing and implementing operations for all three of our initiatives, PFS oversees and initiates all fundraising efforts on behalf of the organization including membership drives, a yearly online auction, various local and national fundraising events, and individual board member and donor contributions and solicitations.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF) was first produced in 1999, the same year Provincetown celebrated its 100th anniversary as America's oldest art colony. Literally on the edge – both artistically and geographically – Provincetown takes pride in embracing creativity and diversity in a thriving and increasingly year-round tourist, business and art economy. For decades, Provincetown has been known to attract such legendary artists, writers and filmmakers as Eugene O'Neill, Norman Mailer, Dashiell Hammett, Lillian Hellman, Robert Motherwell, Edward Hopper, Lily Tomlin, John Waters, Connie Francis, Helen Hayes, Marc Jacobs, Ethan Coen, and Quentin Tarantino among many more.

Now in its seventeenth year, the Festival will draw over 10,000 attendees for an inclusive and engaging five days of leading international and independent cinema, with guests including filmmakers, actors, producers, directors, students, media, and studio representatives from across the United States and beyond. Occurring in mid-June, PIFF takes place during one of the most beautiful times of year in Provincetown, when businesses, inns, shops, restaurants and galleries are all fully operational. Drawn to the Festival’s hotly anticipated programming, innovative marketing, and strategic partnerships, PIFF welcomes audiences and supporters, new and seasoned, young and old, to a quality showcase of emerging films, enticing events, informative panels, special programs, and exuberant celebrations.

ORGANIZERS

Andrew Peterson (Director of Programming); Christine Walker (Executive Director); Connie White (Artistic Director); Kelly Gilpatrick (Deputy Director); Lisa Viola (Senior Programmer)

GENERAL RULES

The Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF) is dedicated to showcasing independent American and international films, offering a full program of full-length and short films curated by an established programming team, with submissions reviewed by a dedicated screening committee. If you are interested in submitting your work, please read all the information below and follow the instructions.

• PIFF shows narrative, documentary and animated features and shorts in DCP and HDCAM (NTSC only).

• Film must have been completed after June 1, 2013.

• Any number of titles may be submitted by an entrant. However, each title requires its own separate entry form, review copy and entry fee.

• All accepted films are eligible for the Audience Awards. Other award categories include the John Schlesinger Award (presented to a first time feature filmmaker), the Emerging Female Filmmaker Award, Jury Awards for Live Action Short, Animated Short, New England and Student Short (as well as any Honorable Mentions bestowed at the discretion of PIFF staff/jury).

• Online preview copies are PREFERRED and STRONGLY ENCOURAGED. Please include your password-protected Vimeo screener info in your cover letter.

• A preview copy (DVD – NTSC only) may be labeled with the title, running time and contact information (including name, address, phone number and email address).

• Be sure to upload photos, stills and press kits via Withoutabox or include a web link in your cover letter. If your work is selected, photos will be used for promotion and for the PIFF website and catalog. Please do NOT send unessential materials (such as bio, reviews or other publicity kits) unless absolutely necessary.

• Acknowledgment of receipt of your entry will be made by via Withoutabox. Please also include an email address with your submission. Preview DVDs and support materials will not be returned. You will be notified of acceptance or rejection via email by May 11, 2015.

• PIFF does not pay rental/screening fees for submitted works which are programmed.

• PIFF will pay return shipping for the film (exhibition copy) within the Continental U.S. ONLY. It is the filmmaker’s responsibility to deliver the film to the festival via the requested method by: May 18, 2015 (Shorts) / June 1, 2015 (Features)

• The regular submission deadline (postmarked) is Monday, February 23, 2015.

Email: programming@ptownfilmfest.org

Shipping for Submissions (via trackable method):

FedEx/UPS ONLY
Provincetown Film Society
ATTN: PIFF Call for Entries
237 Commercial Street, 5th Floor
Provincetown, MA 02657

USPS ONLY:
Provincetown Film Society
ATTN: PIFF Call for Entries
PO Box 605
Provincetown, MA 02657


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF) is dedicated to showcasing independent American and international films, offering a full program of full-length and short films curated by an established programming team, with submissions reviewed by a dedicated screening committee. If you are interested in submitting your work, please read all the information below and follow the instructions. • PIFF shows narrative, documentary and animated features and shorts in DCP and HDCAM (NTSC only). • Film must have been completed after June 1, 2013. • Any number of titles may be submitted by an entrant. However, each title requires its own separate entry form, review copy and entry fee. • All accepted films are eligible for the Audience Awards. Other award categories include the John Schlesinger Award (presented to a first time feature filmmaker), the Emerging Female Filmmaker Award, Jury Awards for Live Action Short, Animated Short, New England and Student Short (as well as any Honorable Mentions bestowed at the discretion of PIFF staff/jury). • Online preview copies are PREFERRED and STRONGLY ENCOURAGED. Please include your password-protected Vimeo screener info in your cover letter. • A preview copy (DVD – NTSC only) may be labeled with the title, running time and contact information (including name, address, phone number and email address). • Be sure to upload photos, stills and press kits via Withoutabox or include a web link in your cover letter. If your work is selected, photos will be used for promotion and for the PIFF website and catalog. Please do NOT send unessential materials (such as bio, reviews or other publicity kits) unless absolutely necessary. • Acknowledgment of receipt of your entry will be made by email. Please include an email address with your submission for this purpose. Preview DVDs and support materials will not be returned. You will be notified of acceptance or rejection via email by May 11, 2015. • PIFF does not pay rental/screening fees for submitted works which are programmed. • PIFF will pay return shipping for the film (exhibition copy) within the Continental U.S. ONLY. It is the filmmaker’s responsibility to deliver the film to the festival via the requested method by: May 18, 2015 (Shorts) / June 1, 2015 (Features) • The regular submission deadline (postmarked) is Monday, February 23, 2015. Email: programming@ptownfilmfest.org Shipping for Submissions (via trackable method): FedEx/UPS ONLY Provincetown Film Society ATTN: PIFF Call for Entries 237 Commercial Street, 5th Floor Provincetown, MA 02657 USPS ONLY: Provincetown Film Society ATTN: PIFF Call for Entries PO Box 605 Provincetown, MA 02657 TERMS & CONDITIONS: Preview DVDs and support materials will not be returned. Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF) and Provincetown Film Society (PFS) does not pay rental/screening fees for submitted works which are programmed. PIFF/PFS will pay return shipping of the films (exhibition copy) within the Continental U.S. only. It is the filmmaker’s responsibility to deliver the film to the festival by May 18, 2015 (Shorts) or June 1, 2015 (Features). PIFF/PFS is hereby granted the right to exhibit all entered, submitted, and/or programmed works in whole or in part for ongoing PIFF/PFS promotional and/or exhibition purposes in perpetuity. Short film compilations may be duplicated and/or retained for archival purposes. Selected shorts with total running time of <5 minutes may be considered for additional programming/promotional opportunities. The individual or corporation submitting the work hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the work for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless PIFF/PFS and its subsidiaries from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening media entered.