All family friendly films, TV shows, music videos, all safe for all age viewing.

The 5th annual Peak City International Film Festival known as PCIFF-Take 5 is an international film, TV, and Web festival specifically for producers of family friendly content. Located in historic downtown Apex, North Carolina, considered one of the best places to live in the USA. This festival attracts entries and attendees from all over the world. Their productions are judged on their entertainment value, artistic merit, and excellence of technique and the various trades and crafts necessary to create your production.

The PCIFF Take 5 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 festival allows stories for family members of all ages in TV, short, or long format or music video productions to inspire us and to provide networking opportunities for those in development, pre-production, post-production and distribution.

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The Awards
Best North Carolina Feature Film
Best North Carolina Short Film
Best Foreign Feature Film
Best Foreign Short Film
Best USA Feature Film
Best USA Short Film
Best Foreign Student Film
Best USA Student Film
Best Foreign Feature Director
Best Foreign Short Director
Best USA Feature Director
Best USA Short Director
Best Foreign Feature Actor (male and female)
Best Foreign Short Actor (male and female)
Best USA Feature Actor (male and female)
Best Supporting Foreign Feature Actor (male and female)
Best Supporting Foreign Short Actor (male and female)
Best Foreign Child Actor (male and female)
Best USA Child Actor (male and female)
Best Comedy
Best Animation
Best Special & Visual Effects
Best Music Video
Best Sound Score (Feature & Short Film)
Best Overall Film
Best TV Pilot
Best TV Commercial
Best Silent Film (Feature & Short)
Best Documentary (Feature & Short)

PEOPLE’S CHOICE:
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 Vimeo.com 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 Filmfreeway.com 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.

Music Videos should be less than 4 minutes long.

NOT ALL FILMS WILL SCREEN AT THE FESTIVAL.

THE FESTIVAL RESERVES THE RIGHT TO NOT SCREEN FILMS WITH PROFANITY. WE ALSO RESERVE THE RIGHT TO BLEEP OR SILENCE THE PROFANITY IF WE CHOSE TO SCREEN YOUR FILM.

Overall Rating
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Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • The Peak City International Film Festival is a fantastic film festival. Thank you for having my animated film "Battledream Chronicles: A new beginning" on this film festival. And thank you so much for the award! All the best for all festival staff!

    February 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Alain, Thank you so much!

  • 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
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    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
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    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
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    Response from festival:

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