Who We Are
Since our inception in 1996, we have become one of the fastest growing truly independent film fests in Philadelphia and Los Angeles.
Welcome to our 20th year of producing film festivals! Our 20th Annual FirstGlance Film Fest Philadelphia (Philadelphia’s Independent Film Festival since 1996) October 6-8 2017 at Kimmel Center and Painted Bride Art Center.
Our 18th Annual FirstGlance Film Fest Los Angeles coming to North Hollywood Laemmle March 8-11 2018. Our Biggest LA event EVER! More Nights, More Screenings, More Films! Call for Entries open!
Named the Top 100 Film Festivals on Film Freeway!
Named five times as one of the “Best Film Festival Investments” and “50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” 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 Ur Shorts” mixers and screenings, FirstGlance Film Festivals works to get filmmakers the attention they deserve.
FirstGlance Film Festivals offer filmmakers great prize packages, Distribution opportunities, and a personal touch not matched by any other festival. With over 97% of feature films acquiring distribution after screening at FirstGlance Film Fests, it’s a great event to get your film more exposure and audience.
Come see what makes FirstGlance unlike any other indie film festival and thank you for your support. #SupportIndieFilm