June 4, 2013— Thousands of film, TV, music and multi-media enthusiasts from around the world will convene in Atlanta for a weekend of fun and inspiration at The Peachtree Village International Film Festival (PVIFF). The PVIFF is one of the country’s leading film festivals serving the international film enthusiast community as well as the African Diaspora. This year will kick off with a weekend packed full of education and entertainment for the burgeoning Georgia film industry.
“SIMERY is proud to be the title and presenting sponsor for the Peachtree Village International Film Festival. As a consumer-focused Credit Reporting Agency, we identify with the festivals’ mission to create a village atmosphere that provides opportunities not only for filmmakers, but for business owners and film enthusiast. As a company, we too strive, every day to create a platform for consumers and employment opportunities for individuals. We salute the Peachtree Village International Film Festival for continuing to help ignite opportunities and making dreams come true for decades to come.” ~KinggMark Bertrand and Quincy Luzunaris Executives, SIMERY Inc.
This year’s festivities will take place at the Sheraton Hotel in Downtown Atlanta, August 23-25. The festival kicks off the weekend on August 23rd with a concert and party benefiting VH1’s Save the Music Foundation. Other highlights of this year’s festival include; the 20th anniversary celebration of films “Menace to Society” and “The Inkwell”, as well as a mix of education and entertainment, a film scoring competition, multiple workshops, panel discussions, movie viewings, parties and an awards ceremony.
This Years’ PVIFF guest list includes industry professionals and executives from Bravo, TV One, BET, ABC and more. Some of PVIFF’s highlights includes a writing workshop featuring writer/producers, Bentley Kyle Evans and Stacey Morgan Evans (“Martin,” “Moesha,” “The Jamie Fox Show,” “Love That Girl” etc.). The PVIFF Rising Star Award will be presented to Image Award winning actress, Camille Winbush (“The Bernie Mac Show”), a Legendary Award to be presented to acclaimed actor, Ernest Thomas (“What’s Happening,” “Everybody Hates Chris” etc.), acclaimed actor, Tom Bower (“Die Hard 2”), ( and the presentation of PVIFF’s Center Piece Film: “Home” featuring acclaimed actors, Joe Morton (“The Inkwell,” “The Good Wife” etc.), Gbenga Akinnagbe (“The Wire,” “Nurse Jackie” etc.).
For more information about this year’s Peachtree Village International Film Festival, film submissions, workshops, festival events and more visit www.pviff.com.
Since 2006, the Peachtree Village International Film Festival has successfully served as a platform for up and coming filmmakers, producers, and entertainers, by directly connecting them to some of the world’s most influential filmmakers, producers, and distribution companies such as Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Amazon.com, iTunes.com, NetFlix, RedBox and more. Not only does this extraordinary film festival serve as a launching pad for fresh talent, it also promotes education for the arts by hosting innovative workshops and panel discussions. The annual festival attracts over 4,000 people including film makers, motion picture professionals, actors, students, and celebrities.