Calling all movie buffs, the Provincetown International Film Festival is June 14-18, 2017 in beautiful Cape Cod. Get glammed up and red carpet ready for this four-day extravaganza that showcases cinematic talent and keeps our artistic community thriving. This outstanding film festival supports the Provincetown Film Society. With movie screenings shown in several theaters across our seaside town, you’ll be enthralled by the many diverse films queued for the festival.
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Your Insider’s Guide to the 19th Annual Provincetown International Film Festival
If you want to attend this incredible film festival, mark the dates on your calendar and buy tickets this June. Check back to their tickets website for the release of the VIP and general admissions passes. In the meantime, here are our suggestions to make the most of your time at this world-renowned festival!
The Story Behind The Festival
In 1999, the Provincetown Film Society created the Provincetown International Film Festival to promote economic commerce for the area in June. Since then, this annual cinematic showcase has flourished. Now, it is regarded as one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world. This motion picture celebration holds true to its mission of making Provincetown the premiere, international destination for artistic expression through film.
The Feature Films
Every year, the Provincetown International Film Festival receives hundreds of film submissions that break mainstream norms and push the margins of traditional movies. There are five major categories including
- Short film
- Documentary feature
- Animated feature
- Student short
- Narrative feature
Each filmmaker provides their own unique perspective on what these specific categories mean to them. When watching the films in any of these categories, you’ll take an emotional journey through compelling plots and interesting dialogue.
Like any event, the participants are competing for the coveted top prize. For filmmakers at the Provincetown International Film Festival, the “Filmmaker on the Edge Award” is the highest honor. This accomplishment is presented to the cinematographer whose body of work pushes societal norms and represents the broad scope of independent filmmaking.
The Crowd-Pleasing Venues
Are you wondering where you can see all of these inspiring films? Stop by the Box Office at Whaler’s Wharf to pick up or purchase your tickets! From there, you’ll be given a map of the participating theaters in The Provincetown International Film Festival. Then, you’ll be ready to attend a film showing at one of the incredible venues. If you have any questions about the festival, walk to Sage Inn and Lounge. This excellent venue is the 2017 Festival Headquarters and offers a hip atmosphere with excellent drinks and delicious food on 336 Commercial Street in downtown.
Reflect on Your Experiences at Admiral’s Landing
Conveniently located just steps from the popular festival events, Admiral’s Landing offers the perfect space to unwind and meditate on the compelling movies of the Provincetown International Film Festival. As you look for the perfect guestroom on our website, we suggest our Waves Penthouse. This East-facing room overlooks our private courtyard and is on the second floor of our new cottage. You’ll delight in the comforts of this suite with a king size bed, wet bar, fireplace, and a seating area for two. There is also a spa-like oasis with heat radiating from the floor, rainfall shower, and jetted bath tub. Your dream vacation will become a reality when you stay at Admiral’s Landing.