The 2019 Provincetown Film Festival have announced their winners for this year’s edition of the fest. Sponsored by HBO, the festival came out with Gavin Hood’s biographical drama “Official Secrets” taking the Audience Award. The film is one of many Sundance premieres touring the festival circuit and it stars Keira Knightley as a British whistleblower. Further, in the documentary field, the John Schlesinger Award went to David Charles Rodrigues’ “Gay Chorus Deep South,” about the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus touring the American Deep South. The music based documentary first premiered at Tribeca Film Festival in April, earning the Documentary Audience Award there.
Read the Provincetown Film Festival winners below.
HBO Audience Award / Best Narrative Feature:
OFFICIAL SECRETS, directed by Gavin Hood
HBO Audience Award / Best Documentary Feature:
LINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY VOICE, by Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman
The John Schlesinger Award for Narrative Feature, presented to a first-time feature filmmaker:
SWALLOW, directed by Carlo Mirabella-Davis
The juror for the John Schlesinger Award for Narrative Feature was producer Christine Vachon.
The John Schlesinger Award for Documentary Feature, presented to a first-time feature filmmaker:
GAY CHORUS DEEP SOUTH, directed by David Charles Rodrigues
The juror for the John Schlesinger Award for Documentary Feature was writer/producer Mark Protosevich.
HBO Documentary Short Film:
CATHERINE OPIE B. 1961, directed by Sini Anderson
Here Media Best Queer Short Film:
LAVENDER, directed by Matthew Puccini
Best Narrative Short Film:
LOCKDOWN, directed by Celine Held and Logan George
Best Animated Short Film:
UNDER COVERS, directed by Michaela Olsen
Best New England Short Film:
THE BLACK MAMBAS, directed by Bruce Donnelly
Best Student Short Film:
FRAN THIS SUMMER, directed by Mary Evangelista
The Short Film Jury was made up of activist Byllye Avery; filmmaker Rhys Ernst; and musician J Mascis.