Provincetown International Film Festival


Years running: 24 (since 1999)

Provincetown International Film Festival

International Independent Film Festival.


The Provincetown International Film Festival (located in Cape Cod, Provincetown, MA) 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 Provincetown with high quality film programming and honorees that reflect the community’s rich diversity. An integral part of PIFF's mission is to contribute to the economic and creative vitality of America's oldest art colony.


All accepted films are eligible for the Audience Awards.

Other award categories include

  • John Schlesinger Award (presented to a first time feature filmmaker),
  • Emerging Female Filmmaker Award,
  • Jury Awards for Narrative Short, Animated Short, New England Short and Student Short
  • Honorable Mentions bestowed at the discretion of PIFF staff/jury). 


  • Film must have been completed after January 1, 2021.
  • Feature films may not have been released theatrically, appeared online, or aired on television in the U.S. prior to the festival.
  • Submissions are to be made via Filmfreeway system.

Selection Media Type: password-protected Vimeo.

Screening Media: DCP and BluRay.

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Andrew Peterson (Director of Programming); Connie White (Artistic Director); Gabrielle Hanna (Executive Director).



United States

Official Website



PO Box 605
Provincetown MA 02657-0605

Phone: 508-487-3456

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    November 01, 2021
  • Earlybird Deadline
    December 03, 2021
  • Regular Deadline
    January 14, 2022
  • Late Deadline
    February 04, 2022
  • Extended Deadline
    March 01, 2022
  • Notifications
    May 20, 2022
  • Event Dates
    15 — 19 June 2022
Categories & Fees

Narrative features over 40 minutes in running time

  • Earlybird Deadline — $40
  • Regular Deadline — $50
  • Late Deadline — $60
  • Extended Deadline — $70

Feature-length documentaries over 50 minutes in running time

  • Earlybird Deadline — $40
  • Regular Deadline — $50
  • Late Deadline — $60
  • Extended Deadline — $70

Any short film, narrative, experimental, animated, or documentary under 40 minutes in length.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $25
  • Regular Deadline — $30
  • Late Deadline — $40
  • Extended Deadline — $50
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