ATLANTA (May 17, 2010) – The 5th Annual Peachtree Village International Film Festival (PVIFF 2010), the southeast’s premiere Black film and arts festival returns with an exciting schedule of screenings, educational forums and networking  from August 19 – 22 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia.   

An impressive lineup of seasoned film and TV professionals will take center stage at PVIFF 2010, headlining workshops that offer an A-Z insight into career opportunities in the business.   With topics that range from finance strategies, branding methods, screenwriting techniques, post production procedures and everything in between, PVIFF 2010 will be the ultimate destination for today’s filmmakers.

“We are excited about this year’s festival, which will hit new benchmarks in terms of the content we will be providing our attendees,” says PVIFF Executive Director, Len Gibson. “Our festival has gained a reputation for delivering the nuts and bolts of how to move forward careers in the film and TV industries. Our lineup this year is first class – from the films being screen, workshop and panels and exclusive V.I.P. parties.”

Festival Highlights

In partnership with the International Soul Music Summit, PVIFF 2010 will launch a virtual component that will allow registrants an opportunity to participate in multiple festival activities

Veteran actor Clifton Powell (“Dead Presidents,” “Roc” and “Ray”) will host PVIFF 2010 – “Cast Me if You Can,” a lively discussion on how to prepare for TV and Film. The confirmed panelists include actors Brain White (“Stomp the Yard” and “Mr. 3000”), Erica Hubbard (“Akeela & the Bee and Lincoln Heights”) and Quinton Aaron (“The Blind Side”).

Acclaimed director Billy Woodruff (“Honey,” “Beauty Shop”), will share his enormous experience during the PVIFF 2010 – “Director’s Workshop” on how to direct films, TV shows and music videos.

Screenwriters Mark Brown (“Two Can Play That Game,” “Barber Shop 1 & 2”) and Michael Elliot (“Brown Sugar” and “Just Wright”)  will headline PVIFF 2010 – “Writing the Right Screenplay” that will offer invaluable insight for how to convert ideas into winning screenplays.

For a complete lineup of PVIFF programming and additional information, please visit the Peachtree Village International Film Festival website at .


The Peachtree Village International Film Festival was created in 2006 by founder Len Gipson, the owner of the African American Cinema Gallery and the Hispanic Cinema Museum. Originally called the Sweet Auburn Film Festival, the event was rebranded in 2009. Since its inception PVIFF has 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 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.


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