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15th Annual Peachtree Village International Film Festival (PVIFF 2020) A Virtual Film Festival Celebrating the World


In their 15th year, PVIFF 2020 celebrates entertainment virtually with film content and Celebrities from America, the Latin community and African community. The virtual film festival will occur Thursday, 10/29/20 through Sunday, 11/1/20 on their website During this time, you will be able to see amazing films that are being considered for an award and cash prizes, unforgettable panel discussions and interviews with some of your favorite celebrities.

JARO Media Services has once again partnered with PVIFF to host its third short film competition. JARO and PVIFF have selected 28 top shorts from around the globe to feature and have voted on via the JARO digital platform. Go to to screen and rate the 2020 JARO Short Film Competition Selections. The voting deadline is October 31st. The top 3 winners of the Short Film Competition sponsored by JARO will receive special awards and cash prizes. “We’re excited about this partnership with PVIFF at JARO. Our goal is to find great content that attracts a wide viewing audience and we believe that PVIFF has a variety of content to choose from through their talented filmmakers that submit each year,” says JARO’s Founder/CEO, Richard DeVaughn.

The 2020 PVIFF Virtual Edition was made possible by these fabulous sponsors, Mayvenn Human Capital, Jaro Media Services, City National Bank, Iberia Bank, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, iDentity Corporation, Flipped Out Entertainment, Just Smart Technology Systems, Go Media and Yellow Tub Creative. For a full list of PVIFF 2020 sponsors check out the website.

For a complete schedule with everything to view and to purchase tickets, visit

Here is a list of the PVIFF Core Events:

10/29-11/1- OnDemand How to Get Your Project Green Lit Panel
10/31-11/1 at 10 am – OnDemand Cast Me If You Can Panel
11/2 at Noon- PVIFF Short Film Winners and the Audience Choice Award Winner 11/1 at 7 pm- LIVE 15th Annual PVIFF Awards- Honoring:

▪ Hill Harper- Generational Barrier Breaker Award
▪ Anna Maria Horsford- Legendary Award
▪ Tracey Baker Simmons- Generational Barrier Breaker Award
▪ Jeffrey Wright- Vanguard Award
▪ Alex Hibbert and Birgundi Baker- Rising Star Award
▪ Ozzie Areu (Areu Bros. Studios, Atlanta)- Tommy Ford Award
▪ Dr. Omotola Jalade Ekeinde- Generational Barrier Breaker Award

Here is a list of some of the special events:

  • 10/29 at 7 pm- LIVE “Conversation with Industry Power Couple: Deon Taylor & Roxanne Avent Taylor”
  • 10/29 at 10 am – OnDemand viewing of “A Conversation with Todd Bridges: I am Todd Bridges” lasting the entire festival
  • 10/30 at 6 pm- “15th Year Anniversary of Being Bobby Brown”- LIVE episode viewing at 6 and LIVE Conversations with Executive Producers, Tracey Baker Simmons and Wanda Shelley at 7 pm
  • 10/31 at 2 pm- “State of Madness”- LIVE Latin film premier followed by a live Q&A with Director, Leticia Tonos and Cast
  • 10/31 at 7 pm- “Hate”- LIVE Film premier followed by a live Q&A with Director, Jevon DeWand and Jazze Pha

    We look forward to seeing everyone there!

    ABOUT: Peachtree Village International Film Festival (PVIFF):

    The Peachtree Village International Film Festival was created in 2006 by founder Len Gibson, the owner and curator of the African American Cinema Gallery (AACG) and the Hispanic Cinema Museum (HCM). Gibson partnered with Composer, Artist, Producer and Entertainment Executive James “JB” Brown, that has worked alongside companies such as BET, 20th Century Fox, BMG, The Island Def Jam Music Group, Rainforest Films and more, as an additional Founder of PVIFF and the rest was history.

    Originally called the Sweet Auburn International 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.


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