18th Annual

Provincetown International Film Festival

June 15, 2016 to June 19, 2016

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

SPECIAL SUBMISSIONS ONLY • Final deadlines have passed. If you have a deadline waiver or special instructions from the event, select a Category of Entry to continue.

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 (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. It has also been dedicated to the celebration of Provincetown – an American treasure nestled amongst spectacular National Seashore beaches, and a shining example of diversity and inclusion.

Through its annual film Festival, (now in its eighteenth year), year-round cinema and G.A Hanna Institute (offering workshops and filmmaker residencies), the Society endeavors to provide year-round programming and support to aspiring, up-and-coming and established filmmakers, and to connect them with curious and engaged audiences globally.

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 eighteenth 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); Christine Walker (Executive Director); Connie White (Artistic 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 BluRay.

• Film must have been completed after June 1, 2014.

• 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 Narrative Short, Animated Short, New England Short and Student Short (as well as any Honorable Mentions bestowed at the discretion of PIFF staff/jury).

• ONLY Online preview copies are accepted for submissions. Please include your password-protected Vimeo screener info in your cover letter.

• 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 approximately May 9, 2016.

• 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 16, 2016 (Shorts) / June 1, 2016 (Features)

• The regular submission deadline is Monday, February 22, 2016.

Contact email: programming@ptownfilmfest.org


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 BluRay.

• Film must have been completed after June 1, 2014.

• 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 Narrative Short, Animated Short, New England Short and Student Short (as well as any Honorable Mentions bestowed at the discretion of PIFF staff/jury).

• ONLY Online preview copies are accepted for submissions. Please include your password-protected Vimeo screener info in your cover letter.

• 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 approximately May 9, 2016.

• 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 16, 2016 (Shorts) / June 1, 2016 (Features)

• The regular submission deadline is Monday, February 22, 2016.

Contact email: programming@ptownfilmfest.org

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.