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

Peak City International Film Festival Take 3 (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 other element we plan to bring on Saturday, November 18, 2017 are workshops on how to develop your fan base and crowdfunding opportunities, for both premium items as well as equity investment. As they use to say stay tuned for more details developing here.

Awards & Prizes

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

Rules & Terms

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 loner than 45 minutes in length, including titles and credits.

1 Review

Overall Rating
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    Kalpana Pandit

    A lovely experience at the final closing event where one of the award winning films was screened. Our film Sulige Sikkidaaga " Be fluid as water" was an official selection. The festival team were wonderful and hospitable, the historic venue and the ambiance was very cool and the overall experience made me wish I had stayed for the full festival. Wishing the Peak City International Film Festival great success for the future!!

    Best regards,
    Kalpana Pandit
    Actor/ Independent Producer

    May 2016
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much. Please send any entries or encourage anyone you know to submit.