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DONATION CAMPAIGNS
Women's Media Summit Funds
Yes, I want to assist the Women's Media Summit in their goal to chart a new course towards gender parity in the media. There are a number of funds to support below, please note which you'd like to give to, or general donations are be greatly appreciated. IN THE COMMENT BOX, PLEASE IDENTIFY THE FUND TO WHICH YOU WANT TO GIVE TO.

General Summit Fund
Alice Guy-Blache Scholarship Fund
Zora Neale Hurston Fund
Marian E Wong Fund
Maya Deren Fund

Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Alice Guy-Blache Scholarship Fund - Named after the first female director of Narrative films. Funds will go towards registration fees and travel stipends for emerging and mid-career filmmakers. Please note in the comments area Alice Guy-Blache to support this fund.

Zora Neale Hurston Fund - Named after one of the pre-eminent African-American writers and film directors associated with the Harlem Renaissance. Funds will go towards ensuring diverse representation at the summit. Please note in the comments area Zora Neale Hurston to support this fund.

Marian E. Wong Fund - Named after the first Asian American woman who started the first Chinese film company in the United States as its' President, Screenwriter, director, and Costume Designer. Funds will go towards travel stipends. Please note in the comments area Marian E. Wong to support this fund.

Maya Deren Fund - Named after one of the most innovative and exciting experimental film directors and entrepreneurial promoters of the avant-garde. Funds will go towards ensuring the representation of business and technology at the summit. Please note in the comments area Maya Deren to support this fund.
Provincetown Film Society ~ 20th Anniversary
Support us in celebrating 20 years of the Provincetown Film Society, formed in 1998 in conjunction with our first Provincetown Film Festival, the Provincetown Film Society (PFS) is a non-profit organization (Tax ID: 753037877) dedicated to continuing the founding mission of the Provincetown Art Colony – to provide a welcoming, nurturing and inspiring environment for boundless and authentic creative exploration – in film. It has also been dedicated to the celebration of Provincetown – an American treasure nestled amongst spectacular National Seashore beaches and a shining example of diversity and inclusion. Our objective is achieved through our three primary activities: our annual Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF) celebrating it’s 20th year; our year-round theater operation, the Waters Edge Cinema (WE); and the Gabrielle A. Hanna Provincetown Film Institute (PFI) providing special screenings, panel discussions, workshops on a variety of topics and supporting gender equity in media through the Women Filmmaker’s Residency Program, the Women's Media Summit, and the Women's Film Festival during Women's Week. To learn more about PFS please visit our website: http://www.provincetownfilm.org/
LGBTQ Youth Mentorship Program
The Anthony Lawson LGBTQ Youth Mentorship Program* seeks to nurture emerging talent in the entertainment industry by connecting college-age LGBTQ students with established professionals for career advice and support. Each year, one scholarship will be awarded to a Boston-based LGBTQ college student (aged 18-24) with an academic focus in film production or programming. Once chosen, the mentee will have the opportunity to attend all of the Provincetown Film Society’s year-round programming – including the Provincetown International Film Festival – and will be partnered with three mentors who will provide them with life changing one-on-one guidance in their careers.
Part of the core mission of the Provincetown Film Society is to support aspiring filmmakers and endorse gender, racial and sexual diversity in U.S. entertainment media. This mentorship program is crucial to that mission as it prepares the next generation of LGBTQ voices for this rewarding but complex industry.
*This program was founded by the Conte family of Boston, to honor Provincetown Film Society’s Board President, Anthony Lawson, for his contributions to educating and mentoring high school students.
2018 Evan Lawson Filmmaker's Brunch
Thank you for your contribution at the Evan Lawson Filmmakers' Brunch, at the 20th Annual Provincetown International Film Festival. The Provincetown Film Society (PFS) is a non-profit organization (Tax ID: 753037877) dedicated to continuing the founding mission of the Provincetown Art Colony – to provide a welcoming, nurturing and inspiring environment for boundless and authentic creative exploration – in film. It has also been dedicated to the celebration of Provincetown – an American treasure nestled amongst spectacular National Seashore beaches, and a shining example of diversity and inclusion. Our objective is achieved through our three primary activities: our annual Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF) having recently completed it's 20th year; our year round theater operation, the Waters Edge Cinema (WE); and the Gabrielle A. Hanna Provincetown Film Institute (PFI) providing special screenings, panel discussions, workshops on a variety of topics and supporting gender equity in media through the Women Filmmaker’s Residency Program, the Women's Media Summit, and the Women's Film Festival during Women's Week. To learn more about PFS please visit our website: provincetownfilm.org/
2018 Annual Appeal
Greetings,
 

My name is Chapin Cutler; this is my third year as a member of the Board of the Provincetown Film Society. I thought I’d catch you up on how our year is going and what we aim for in 2019. I began my journey with PIFF in the spring of its first year. I went to Provincetown to help find venues around town where we could run movies. Town Hall was our prime location and has been the longest lasting location that came out of that trip. In spite of changes in technology and locations, Town Hall has lasted a full 20 years. I and my company are proud to have participated and provided technical leadership in all Festival screening venues since the very first year. As a Board, and as a Society, we are very proud of our progress. Our Executive Director, Christine Walker, has created a vision for our communities, not just Provincetown, but our country and the World alike. We have grown from a regional Festival to a leader in equality, social justice, inspiration and truth in a country that needs that kind of leadership right now. In January 2018, we set forth robust goals for the coming year. Our initiatives led the embrace our Society’s vision, enthusiasm, and most important, mission. We felt our 20th Anniversary was THE time to launch into our future. This year, Festival programming reflected our goal of featuring creative filmmaking, inspiring our patrons to think, talk and understand each other and our places in the World. We started this year with the lighting of our new marquee for the Water’s Edge Cinema. This enhanced our image and visibility in downtown Provincetown. Its lighting was symbolic of our Cinema’s purpose; to provide cultural, informative, entertaining and thought provoking programs year-round. Our Institute continued its purpose through year-round programming, including the Women’s “Artist in Residence” program, mini festivals in our cinema and workshops. We produced the second annual Women’s Media Summit in April, addressing sex discrimination in US Media. Moving into 2019, our objectives include: create and exhibit thoughtful and provocative film to our communities; promote gender equity within media producers; and to support the diverse cultures in Provincetown and the World. Programs that support these goals include a Democracy Film Series, programs for our Jamaican and Cuban neighbors, and to extend quality programming for children. These comments illustrate our goals and philosophy for the direction of PFS in 2019. But, in truth, this is YOUR Society. We are stewards of what is important to you. In order for us to continue our mission within our local and World communities, we need your help. We strive to represent equality. I look at the Pilgrim Monument as a symbol of all that our town represents. In a way, the tower looks like a very tall candle. I see what we are doing as a light at the very top of the structure. That light, your light, represents life, freedom, equality, and joy. Together, we enhance all that Provincetown represents—tolerance, liberty, free thought, and creativity. Please help us keep the flame growing. Please give generously to our Provincetown Film Society, and thank you for your guidance and support. 

Warm Regards,
Chapin Cutler
Boston, Light & Sound