Since our inception in 1996, we have become one of the fastest growing indie film fests in Philadelphia and Hollywood.
As we approach the launch of our 17th year, big things are happening for our festivals.
Named five times as one of the “Best Film Festival Investments” by Movie Maker Magazine and “One of the Festivals for the Rest of Us” by Time Magazine, FirstGlance has become a leader in mid-sized film festivals.
Applauded by filmmakers and attendees as one of the best programmed festivals, FirstGlance accepts all genres and shows an amazing mix of short and feature length films, the best indie films on the festival circuit, before they hit theaters. Audiences vote for “Best of the Fest” and are invited to come mix and mingle with filmmakers, cast and crew at great after parties.
FirstGlance Film Fests brings indie filmmakers and audiences together all year long too! With our short online contests, and our “Show Us Your Shorts” mixers and screenings, FirstGlance Film Festivals works to get filmmakers the attention they deserve.
FirstGlance Film Festivals offer filmmakers great prize packages, Theatrical and VOD distribution opportunities, filmmaker awards and a personal touch not matched by any other festival. With over 90% of feature films acquiring distribution after screening at FirstGlance, it’s a great event to get your film more exposure.
Come see what makes FirstGlance unlike any other indie film festival and thank you for your support. Join us for our next 15 years.