Sunday June 20, 2010 (PROVINCETOWN, MA) — The 2010 Provincetown International Film Festival award winners were announced this evening. Prizes were given to the following films:
UNDERTOW (directed by Javier Fuentes-Leon) and MAO’S LAST DANCER (directed by Bruce Beresford) tied for the HBO Audience Award Best Narrative Feature
WASTE LAND (directed by Lucy Walker) won the HBO Audience Award Best Documentary Feature
COME ON DOWN (directed by Joseph Laraja) won the HBO Audience Award Best Short Film
SHE’S THE FOX (directed by Cameron Sawyer) won the Student Film Grand Jury Prize (sponsored by Final Cut Pro User Group)
As previously announced, the 2010 Filmmaker on the Edge Award was given to writer/director Kevin Smith (CLERKS, MALLRATS, CHASING AMY, DOGMA, JAY AND SILENT BOB STRIKE BACK, JERSEY GIRL, CLERKS II, ZACK AND MIRI MAKE A PORNO, and most recently, COP OUT). Academy Award winning actor Tilda Swinton (EDWARD II, ORLANDO, BURN AFTER READING, MICHAEL CLAYTON, and the soon to be released I AM LOVE) received the Excellence In Acting Award and the Faith Hubley Memorial Award (sponsored by the MALLRD Foundation) was given to the Academy Award winning directing team of Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman (COMMON THREADS: STORIES FROM THE QUILT, THE CELLULOID CLOSET and the soon to be released HOWL).
The Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF) is dedicated to showcasing new achievements in independent film and honoring the work of acclaimed and emerging directors, producers and actors. PIFF is equally devoted to expanding the audience for independent film and to serving our Provincetown community by filling the void for annual film programming and reflecting the community’s rich diversity in our selected films and honorees. An integral part of PIFF’s mission is to contribute to the economic and creative vitality of America’s oldest art colony.
Presenting Sponsors of the 2010 festival were Art House Cinemas, Crown & Anchor and HBO. Other Sponsors of this year’s Festival include Amtrak, Bank of America, Cape Air, Icelandair, Jacob’s Creek Wines, Kodak, Perrier-Jouet, Peroni, SVEDKA, San Pellegrino
PIFF 2010 was also supported by grants from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Provincetown Tourism Fund.