Content in this category must be rated PG and intended for family audiences only. The storyline should have a inspirational message.
MISSION & OBJECTIVE
Our objective is to give passionate filmmakers the vehicle to get their work seen, marketed and ultimately sold. We believe that there is a substantial amount of untapped talent and our goal is to find that talent and share it with the world.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
PVIFF is hosted by Gipp. Museums, Inc. PVIFF attracts 3,000+ people each year from around the world. PVIFF was created in 2006 under the previous name (Sweet Auburn International Film Festival) and have served as the launching pad for many successful filmmakers and other artists alike in the film & entertainment industry. This dynamic international film festival showcases feature length films, shorts, music videos, documentaries, and screenplays from around the globe. PVIFF also feature celebrity attractions, innovative workshops, panels, parties, and much more. PVIFF is 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 that provide opportunities not only for filmmakers but for business owners and film enthusiasts. Artists such as Actor/Director, Mario Van Peebles, Actress, Ruby Dee, Director/Writer Rob Hardy of Rain Forest Films, Producer, Roger Bobb of Tyler Perry Studios, Director, Malcolm Lee, Casting Director, Alpha Tyler of Tyler Perry Studios, Casting Director, Kim Hardin, Emmy Award Winning Producer, Dean Hargrove, Casting Director & Producer, Reuben Cannon formerly of Tyler Perry Studios, Best Selling Author Omar Tyree, Actor, Bill Nunn, Director, Kenny Leon, Humanitarian, Afeni Shakur and more have all participated in various aspects of PVIFF over the years. In 2006 during PVIFF's first year the winning short film "Binta & The Great Idea" was nominated for an Academy Award and numerous other projects have received phenomenal acclaim throughout the years as well. With increased exposure, the assistance from the film and business community PVIFF will continue to help ignite opportunities and make dreams to come true for decades to come.
Harold Gibson (Director)
; Len Gibson (Director)
If paying the entry fee by check, certified funds or money order, please make all payments out to: GIPP MUSEUMS, INC.
Submitted films must not contain pornography. All genres will be reviewed and showcased at PVIFF if selected to be screened.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Filmmakers must agree to let their films be shown at the discretion of the festival. This means that the filmmaker may not receive the opportunity for his/her film to be showcased. All information regarding film showcases will be shared with the winners and prizes will be given to the winners that enter their correct contact information. We will attempt to contact the winning filmmaker twice following the festival regarding their award. If we do not receive a response from the filmmaker within 10 business days the award will be withheld.