The Piton International Film Festival (PIFF) is a 12-month initiative that focuses on celebrating filmmaking, and seeks to work collaboratively with filmmakers from around the global community. PIFF is unique in that its focus is on education, collaboration, and celebration, instead of competition. Hence, filmmakers will be able to work together to inspire and influence the global community in a positive and uplifting manner.

The focus of PIFF includes...
• Addressing the various aspects of the billion dollar industry known as filmmaking
• Understanding filmmaking from "in front of the camera to behind the camera" through workshops and seminars
• Assisting independent filmmakers with opportunities to expose and monetize their creative art works
• Celebrating filmmaking in its various forms

PIFF is a family-friendly event that encourages unity within families, giving them an opportunity to watch, discuss, learn, and enjoy from the films together.

Due to the focus of PIFF being about education, collaboration, and celebration, PIFF participants will be awarded the following:

Those who attend the film festival in person will:
• Receive 12-months of international exposure through our Radio, Internet, and
Television Network
• Be able to discuss your Creative Art Work with the general public and others in the
film industry
• Participate on a filmmakers panel discussion
• Conduct interviews with UCCN TV and various media
• Have the opportunity to monetize their creative artwork on UCCN TV
• Receive discounted Ad and Show Rates on UCCN TV for 12 months

Those unable to attend the film festival will:
• Have your creative artwork showcased on UCCN TV within the 12-month calendar
year of the festival for which you submitted your work.
• Receive international exposure through our Radio, Internet, and/or Television
Network
• Receive discounted Ad and Show Rates on UCCN TV for 6 months

Participants of PIFF are expected to meet the following criteria in order to be considered for participation in the 12-month initiative and culminating film festival:

• Submit Family-Friendly Creative Art Works. We define family-friendly as creative art works that can be watched by families with individuals ranging in age.

• Sensitive topics done in a tasteful manner. Sensitive topics include intimacy, domestic violence, pornography, etc.

• Submit creative artworks that are 1 or more of the following:
o Uplifting
o Overcoming Obstacles
o Humorous
o Entertaining
o Informative/Educational

** SUBTITLES: All non-English language films must be subtitled in English

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  • Deirdre McCullagh

    Fantastic festival and people! They are very engaged and encouraging with filmmakers, and provide opportunities to market your film throughout the year (through radio shows and local showings in your city). Highly recommend, as they truly support independent filmmakers!

    May 2016