“We are delighted to inform that we will be hosting the 16th edition of the Peachtree Village International Film Festival from 21 October to 23 October 2021,” says the spokesperson for PVIFF. “Due to the COVID-19 situation, we will be hosting the event virtually. We also have a Table Read on Bringing Screenplays to Life on 22 October, Friday from 4.00 to 4.30 EST with distinguished actors. Viewers can join the event via zoom on the PVIFF site.”
The three event-filled days of the PVIFF will see some genuinely world-class content on display for thousands of attendees from all over the world. The event will attract millions of viewers throughout the three days.
The PVIFF has a reputation for showcasing the best talents and also acts as the official Oscar qualifier. The event draws over a hundred entertainment power brokers representing various companies. PVIFF gets over 500 high-quality submissions every year, and those numbers are expected to scale up significantly this year.
The PVIFF platform is adorned by the world’s leading personalities and speakers, which is another major highlight of the festival. In the past, the event has hosted famous personalities such as the award-winning actor and director Bill Duke, Oscar winner Lou Gossett, Jr., acting coach Jonna Johnson, actor, comedian, writer, and game show host Anthony Anderson, famous actors such as Isaiah John, Omari Hardwick, Barbara Niven, Chadwick Boseman, Blair Underwood, and many others.
The film festival will host several exciting and important events. These include the State of the Industry, where producers, directors, and industry leaders share their views on what needs to be done to sustain a diverse and sustainable film culture.
‘Cast Me If You Can’ is an event hosted by Gilbert Glenn-Brown. Top names such as Winsome Sinclair, Tressa Smallwood, Jessica Parker Kennedy, and Lamar Cheston will let viewers into the secrets of a successful acting career.
Pitch Tent is another important event that viewers can watch live. It is a platform for pitching movies, TV, and film ideas to the top industry professionals and investors. The event provides makers with the chance to make their ideas a reality.
The Opening Night Premieres ‘The Millennial’ starring Obba Babatunde, Terri Vaughn, Terayle Hill, Khalil Kain, and Erica Mena Samuels. The screening will be followed by a Q & A session with the cast.
According to a recent announcement by PVIFF, Shanpepe Films’ ‘No Biscuits in Heaven’ has been added to the screenplay competition. Produced in Benue State, Nigeria, ‘No Biscuits in Heaven’ is a Nigerian film by this leading music production company. It is written by multiple award-winning author and anthropologist Ruth Finnegan.
About Ruth Finnegan
Ruth Finnegan OBE is a renowned scholar and celebrated writer who is an Emeritus Professor, the Open University, a Fellow of the British Academy, and an Honorary Fellow of Somerville College Oxford. She was recently elected as one of the first four International Fellows of the American Folklore Society, a much-valued honor. Ruth Finnegan was born in Derry (on the last day of December 1933) and grew up there and in the remote countryside of Donegal. She went to a literature-imbued Quaker school in York, earned top degrees in classics and anthropology at Oxford, and carried out fieldwork on story-telling in Africa. From 1969, apart from three years in the South Pacific island of Fiji, she taught and researched at the pioneering Open University. She is the author of over twenty academic books, several of them prize-winning. She has three daughters (two of them born in Nigeria), five grandchildren (one in New Zealand), and now lives in Old Bletchley, England, with her husband of over 50 years.
For more information about the festival, visit https://www.pviffatl.com
The Peachtree Village International Film Festival is a launchpad for filmmakers and screenwriters. The music and tech festival features some of the best-in-class Indie and mainstream content. The event sees over 20 film screenings, branded panels and workshops featuring top celebrities, brand executives, and studio executives. The major highlight of the festival includes memorable and engaging panels, groundbreaking workshops, and immersive concerts.