The 2011 Provincetown International Film Festival which ran June 15th thru 19th, announced its award winners on Sunday night. Prizes were given to the following films:
DIRTY GIRL (directed by Abe Sylvia) won the HBO Audience Award Best Narrative Feature. **US Premiere at PIFF**
BUCK (directed by Cindy Meehl) won the HBO Audience Award Best Documentary Feature
HELLO CALLER (directed by Andrew Putschoegl) won the HBO Audience Award Best Short Film
27 (directed by Neil Forbes) won the Student Film Grand Jury Prize (sponsored by The Gale Fund of the Cape Cod Community Foundation)
Other awards include, the 2011 Filmmaker on the Edge Award (sponsored by the Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation) was given to writer/director Darren Aronofsky (REQUIEM FOR A DREAM, THE WRESTLER, BLACK SWAN). Actress Vera Farmiga (DOWN TO THE BONE, UP IN THE AIR, HIGHER GROUND) received the Excellence In Acting Award. The Career Achievement Award (sponsored by Cape Air) was given given to Albert Maysles (GIMME SHELTER, GREY GARDENS, SALESMAN).