Atlanta, GA, May 21, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- The Peachtree Village International Film Festival (PVIFF 2013), one of the southeast’s premiere international film and arts festival returns for its 8th year to continue its mission of contributing to film, entertainment and education. This years’ annual event will return August 23 – 25, 2013 to the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. This dynamic international film festival showcases feature length films, shorts, music videos, documentaries, and screenplays from around the globe. PVIFF also features celebrity attractions, innovative workshops, panels, parties, and much more.
This year, they’ve also added an integral part that goes hand-in-hand with film, entertainment and education and that’s technology. For the first time, PVIFF will feature a new and exciting Technology Pavilion featuring technology based corporations and organizations that utilize technology. To help advance the technology initiative in entertainment, PVIFF will also host a digital gaming panel sponsored and produced by Thrust and their CEO, Jesse Lindsley.
PVIFF seeks to showcase the top films, music videos and screenplays to a diverse audience of festival attendees. These contributions to film, television and music will be premiered after being selected by an acclaimed jury. Winners at PVIFF will have the opportunity to network with the key people in these fields, receive distribution opportunities, meetings with acclaimed producers for production opportunities and so much more.
“We are excited about this year’s festival, our new partnerships, programs and special events are very unique in concept and groundbreaking for the city of Atlanta,” says PVIFF Founder, Len Gibson.
Previous years attendees, performers and honorees have included; Roger Bobb, Terri Vaughn, Angie Stone, Ruby Dee and Mario Van Peebles just to name a few. PVIFF has an exciting year ahead and some even greater platforms and opportunities for both those that attend and submit their projects for consideration. A new segment at PVIFF this year will be spearheaded by production company, Peachtree Village Productions (PVP). PVP was formed out of PVIFF and will pair a winning screenplay writer and director to produce a short film which will premiere at the 9th Annual PVIFF in 2014.
PVP will also seek submission of feature films and documentaries to distribute via worldwide distribution. This distribution deal features digital and physical delivery via online and in store outlets such as; Wal-Mart.com, Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Amazon.com, iTunes.com, NetFlix, RedBox and more.
“Creating is awesome but effective marketing of content and strategic business measures are key components to the financial success of a Project,” CEO- Peachtree Village Productions & PVIFF Co-founder, James “JB” Brown.
The Peachtree Village International Film Festival was created in 2006 by Founders Len Gibson, the owner of the African American Cinema Gallery and the Hispanic Cinema Museum along with his wife Nikki Gibson. The two partnered with business mogul and entertainment executive, James “JB” Brown as Co-founder of PVIFF and the rest was history. Originally called the Sweet Auburn Film Festival, the event was rebranded in 2009 to fully encompass the scope of what the founders believe to be the festivals core mission. Since its inception PVIFF has served as the launching pad for many successful filmmakers and other artists alike in the film & entertainment industry. PVIFF is poised to become one of the most celebrated film events through dynamic programming and a dedication to helping filmmakers excel in their careers. PVIFF's brand is entrenched in the old saying, "It Takes A Village." Our vision allows us to create a “village” atmosphere of opportunity for filmmakers, business owners and film enthusiasts.