All family friendly films, scripts, TV shows, music videos, all safe for families to view and hear.

Peak City International Film Festival Take 4 (PCIFF) is an international film, TV, Music and new-media production competition specifically for producers of family friendly content. Based in historic downtown Apex, North Carolina, the number one place to live in the USA, the event attracts entries from all over the world to be judged on their entertainment value, artistic merit, and excellence of technique.

The PCIFF seeks to motivate the creative talent and business skills of producers, and directors, providing a festival to convey the passion of storytelling through motion picture arts and sciences. This event allows stories for family members of all ages in TV, short, or long format productions to inspire us and to provide networking opportunities for those in development, pre-production, post-production and distribution.


The Awards
Best Foreign Film
Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Student Film
Best Director [feature]
Best Director [shorts]
Best Actor [feature]
Best Actor [short]
Best Actress [feature]
Best Actress [short]
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Child Actor
Best Child Actress
Best Comedy
Best Animation
Best Special Effects
Best Song
Best Music Video
Best Sound Score
Best Overall Film
Best TV Pilot
People’s Choice for Best Feature Film
People’s Choice for Best Short Film
People’s Choice for Best Music Video

Entry & Screening materials will not be returned unless paid shipping is provided. Entries may be submitted in the following formats: DVD- NTSC Format All Region play, or digital transfer through or DropBox type online company. Entry fees must be in U.S. Dollars and received in form of U.S. Bank Check or Money Order. Online payments are also accepted through or by mail to Peak City Film Festival, Post Office Box 2186, Apex, NC 27502.

Overseas winners, outside the continental United States, will get a certificate of winning. You may get the award trophy by paying for the shipping to your country of residence. The festival can not ship awards overseas at festival expense.

Films must be in English or have English Subtitles.

Feature Films must be no longer than 120 minutes in length, including titles and credits. A waiver can be obtained by requesting one.

Shorts Films must be no longer than 45 minutes in length, including titles and credits.

Overall Rating
  • K. Kypers

    I'm honored to have been a part of the Peak City International Film Festival. I'm grateful they found a space and audience for my film. Wish I could have attended in person; maybe in the future!

    January 2019
  • Peak City is a great film festival which genuinely cares about the filmmakers. It was a great experience for our team to take part in this festival in North Carolina.

    November 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thanks so much.

  • Unfortunately, I wasn't able to attend the festival in person but all the communication was excellent and I am honored and flattered for receiving the Best Sound Effects Award in Animation. Of all aspects in the making of A Tale Of A Sassy Little Girl, sound design was def the part I loved the most… the judges totally got me. Thank you so much for what is officially my favorite Award so far! I will def submit my next short and will try my best to attend next year!

    October 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thanks for the review. Your use of the sound effects was done very appropriately for the animation. Well done.

  • Kasha Fauscett

    Great festival and staff!! Highly recommend 👍🏻

    October 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for the ratings of the festival. We tried hard considering the hurricane the week before.

  • Grace McAlister

    Even though I wasn't able to attend the festival in person, the communication leading up to and after the festival was excellent. I am exceptionally honored and grateful to be recognized through the Best Actress Award for The Present and the Passed. Thank you to the Founder/Director/judges of the Peak City International Festival and the city of Apex, North Carolina!

    October 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Grace for your comments. And job well done!