With great regret and sadness, due to circumstances beyond my control, I was unable to attend this year’s Provincetown International Film Restival. Though I was enthusiastically invited. Things that I don’t want to bore you all with stopped me, but suffice it to say, I look forward to attending NEXT year and going to to the Montreal and Toronto Film Festivals in August and September. It just killed me to miss two-time Oscar winner Ang Lee. who I adore /and whom I have so much to talk about with His”Brokeback Mountain” changed my life, as I always say. He was the guest of honor as this year’s “Fimmaker on the Edge.”
But anywho, here’s a list of the award winners that were announced last night.
2016 PROVINCETOWN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL WINNERS ANNOUNCED
HBO Audience Award/Best Narrative Feature:
THE INNOCENTS directed by Anne Fontaine
HBO Audience Award/Best Documentary Feature (tie):
THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS: YO-YO MA AND THE SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE
directed by Morgan Neville
POLITICAL ANIMALS directed by Jonah Markowitz and Tracy Wares
HBO Short Documentary Award:
TERRITORY directed by Eleanor Mortimer
The John Schlesinger Award, presented to a first time feature filmmaker (narrative):
BLOOD STRIPE directed by Remy Auberjonois
The John Schlesinger Award, presented to a first time feature filmmaker (documentary):
OFF THE RAILS directed by Adam Irving
Here Media Award – Best Queer Short Film:
ONE LAST NIGHT directed by Kerem Blumberg
Best Narrative Short Film:
THUNDER ROAD directed by Jim Cummings
Best Animated Short Film:
GLOVE directed by Alexa Haas and Bernardo Britto
Best New England Short Film:
BLACK CANARIES directed by Jesse Kreitzer
Best Student Short Film:
THE MINK CATCHER directed by Samantha Buck
¡MAIS DURO! directed by Camila Saldarriaga
Congratulations to all our winners and to all the hardworking artists and filmmakers on the edge who attended this year’s
18th Annual Provincetown International Film Festival!
The Short Film Jury consisted of Ian Samuels (filmmaker, MYRNA THE MONSTER), Lisanne Skyler (filmmaker, BRILLO BOX (3¢ OFF)) and Kim Yutani (Senior Programmer, Sundance Film Festival).
Save the date and join us for next year’s festival!
June 14-18, 2017
Making Provincetown the Global Destination for Creative Exploration In Film!