The 8th Annual Peachtree Village International Film Festival (PVIFF), has announced programming for its 2013 schedule. PVIFF will be held August 23 – 25th at the Sheraton Hotel located in downtown Atlanta.
According to marketing materials, "highlights for this year’s festival will include a mix of interactive workshops and informative panel discussions conducted by prominent industry professionals."
Organizers say that the festival will produce a special Opening Night concert featuring notable names from Hip-Hop's past and present. The PVIFF concert will feature a musical lineup that includes, The Alumni Featuring: Chubb Rock, Dana Dane, Kwame, Special Ed & Greg Nice, Lyfe Jennings, X-Factor Finalist, Astro, Rich Kidz and The Mad Violinist.
“We are excited to once again present another great weekend for creative talent in the southeast,” says the festival’s CEO, Len Gibson. “Our festival this year will feature multi-tier offerings that will cover virtually every area of entertainment from film to music, to new media and more. We are looking forward to producing our first concert, which brings an added-dimension to our festival. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, which restores instrumental music education programs in public elementary and middle schools.”
Other highlights for PVIFF 2013 include the always popular panel, “How To Get Your Project Greenlit”, and the immensely very popular “Cast Me If You Can,” a new actor’s audition clinic entitled “Are Small Roles…Really Small” facilitated by renown casting agent Twinkie Bryd. Other special guests include: comedian/actor, Anthony Anderson; veteran director, Matty Rich (“The Inkwell,” Straight Out of Brooklyn”); and actress Camille Winbush, celebrated actress from the hit 70’s show “What’s Happening.”
The festival was established in 2006, with the core mission of the PVIFF being, "to promote cultural diversity within the arts." Over the past 8 years, via its film showcases and programming, it annually introduces the top echelon of emerging artists to the entertainment industry.