This year, the festival is rewarding every last one of its entrants with more than $125 USD in perks. Additionally, each Official Selection at FirstGlance receives a complimentary All Access Pass and perks valued at $100. In the past seven years, more than 90% of features selected for screenings at FirstGlance have gone on to secure distribution through cinemas, cable, Pay-Per-View, or VOD. The project honored by the festival's Best of Fest Feature Film recognition earns an opportunity for VOD distribution to 100 million homes nationwide.
With all of these opportunities for visibility and success, it's little wonder why MovieMaker magazine has placed FirstGlance among its list of "25 Best Film Festival Investments" on four separate occasions. Time magazine agrees, touting FirstGlance as a unique "festival for the rest of us."
November 14, 2013 - Late Deadline
MISSION AND OBJECTIVE
FirstGlance is a casual, competitive event for professional, first-time, and student filmmakers from across the globe.
MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
In addition to its annual Hollywood festival (launched in 2000), FirstGlance has hosted an annual festival in Philadelphia since 1996. FirstGlance also programs a month-long online short film contest for content unable to be programmed in the festival, with prizes valued at over $2,000 and the opportunity to premiere at its sister festival in Philadelphia.
This year's Hollywood celebration will unfold at LA Live, a premiere destination in downtown Los Angeles that offers the very best in screening venues, restaurants, shopping outlets, and even the famed Grammy museum. Submit your best work to FirstGlance today, and let the Hollywood industry take a close look at you!