PVIFF is hosted by The African American Cinema Gallery (AACG) & Gipp. Museums, Inc. PVIFF attracts 5,000+ people each year from around the world. PVIFF was created in 2006 under the previous name (Sweet Auburn International Film Festival) and have 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 that provide opportunities not only for filmmakers but for business owners and film enthusiasts. Artists such as Director/Writer Rob Hardy of Rain Forest Films, Producer, Roger Bobb of Bobb Cat Films, Director, Leslie Small, Casting Director, Alpha Tyler of Tyler Perry Studios, Best Selling Author Omar Tyree, Actor, Bill Nunn, Director, Kenny Leon, Humanitarian, Afeni Shakur and more have all participated in various aspects of PVIFF over the years. In 2006 during PVIFF's first year the winning short film "Binta & The Great Idea" was nominated for an Academy Award and numerous other projects have received phenomenal acclaim throughout the years as well. With increased exposure, the assistance from the film and business community PVIFF will continue to help ignite opportunities and make dreams to come true for decades to come.
2013 Staff: - Len Gibson, Executive Producer/CEO-Founder - James "JB" Brown, Executive Producer/President (Co-Founder) - Nikki Gibson, Co-Founder/Vice President - Shatoya Mclintock, Intern Coordinator - Shannon Nash Esq., CPA., (Executive Producer) - Autumn Bailey, Producer/Panel Director - Leslie Drake, Host Coordinator/Media Specialist - Charise Glover, Media Production - Shatoria Walker, Media Production - Anna Conner, Brand Manager - Nicki Lynch, Operations - Brigette Gary, Transportation Coordinator/Celebrity Liaison - Charise Glover, Media Production - Sharon Walker, Volunteer Coordinator - Aric Thompson, Lead Photographer (Dream Photography) - Hassan Wade, Web Design & Development - Dora Din Durant, PVIFF 50 Stars Coordinator
2013 Board of Advisors: - Bernard Coleman, ESQ, Entertainment & Sports Attorney (The Coleman Law Firm, LLC) - Shannon Nash Esq., CPA. (Nash Management Group) - Brent Sobol, CEO (Happy Home Communities) - Art Sims, CEO (11:24 Design Advertising) - Gil Robertson, Syndicated Columnist/Author/Publicist (The Robertson Treatment, The African American Film Critics Association) - Larry Small, CEO (Beacon Bell, LLC) - Bow Legged Lou, R&B Artist/Producer (Full Force) - Roger Bobb, President/CEO (BobbCat Films) - Ramona DeBreaux, Radio Personality (V-103 FM Atlanta) - Wayne Overstreet, General Manager (Wolf Bros Post) - Jai Ferrell, CEO (The Jai Group, LLC) - Bart Phillips (Sunseeker Media) - Tee Foxx (Foxx Entertainment Group) - Deborah Fuller, CEO (Diversity One Staffing) - Keith Kendrick, CEO (I.T. Professional/IMethod Solution Design) - Curtis Yates, Logistics Manager (Compass Group/Morrison Health Care, -Ret. USMCl) - Beverly Kee, Executive Director (JEL Communications) - Vivica A. Fox, Actress, Producer, Business Woman, Community Advocate - Angela M. Nash, Entertainment Executive / Up Top Consulting Group - Reina Jones, Director Major Gifts Cole Society / The United Way - Cornell Smith, I.T Professional / Broker in Charge CMS Reality