Each year, more than 10,000 attendees descend upon PIFF with an eye for great talent and an itch to network. Filmmakers, producers, actors, students, and media outlets from across the United States regularly converge at this festival and exit Provincetown infused with big ideas and extraordinary new connections. It's all part of a welcoming, energizing experience designed to foster creativity in all who visit. Participating filmmakers even get complimentary bike rentals and bike locks to maximize their freedom to explore Providence in style.
PIFF prize-winning films are recognized at a lavish Closing Night Awards Ceremony, during which more than $5,000 USD in cash awards are distributed to films recognized by audience vote and jury selection. There's even a John Schlesinger Award for First-Time Filmmakers -- a cool $1,000 investment in a storyteller with a bright future.
February 24, 2014 - Late Deadline
MISSION AND OBJECTIVE
PIFF is dedicated to showcasing new achievements in independent film and to honoring the work of acclaimed and emerging directors, producers, and actors.
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The signature honor of the PIFF experience, the Filmmaker on the Edge Award has defined the impressive tone of the festival and has celebrated Darren Aronofsky, Todd Haynes, Guy Madden, Todd Solondz, Gus Van Sant, and other wildly respected talents. Even better, the relaxed, community-building nature of PIFF allows every festival participant to develop new connections with the artists they admire.