Submissions Open- March 18th
Early Deadline – April 18th
Regular Deadline- May 18th
Late Deadline- June 18th
Extended Deadline- July 1st
Submit your Feature or Short Narrative, Feature or Short Documentary, Web Series Pilot, Music Video, Animation, Trailer, 3D film, and student directed films to Philadelphia’s longest running truly indie film festival.
Open to filmmakers across the globe and nearby star systems, the 18th Annual FirstGlance Film Fest Philadelphia screens professional, first time, student, national and international filmmakers, celebrating the best in genre indie film making.
The 18th Annual FirstGlance Film Fest Philadelphia, comes to the Franklin Institute in October 2015.
(with THX sound, 4K Digital Projection and 3D capable with Stadium Seating)
NEW for the Philadelphia event this year:
(Local and International: Live Action and Animation accepted in every category)
Feature Film (over 60 min.)
Feature Documentary (over 60 min.)
Short Film (under 60 min.)
Shorts Too (under 10 min.)
Short Documentary (under 60 min.)
Student Shorts (under 20min.)
Music Videos (under 7 min.)
Web Series Pilots (under 15 min.)
3D Films (Studio/Independent)
Trailers (under 5 mins) (EXCLUSIVE TO FILMFREEWAY)
Along with our festivals, FirstGlance offers a number of short films not programmed at our festival, the opportunity to be part of the longest running Short Online Contest, where the winning film wins over $2500 in prizes and the opportunity to premiere at our next event!
FirstGlance Film Fests have been named 5 times as “1 of the 25 Best Film Festival Investments” in Moviemaker Magazine and “One of the top 25 indie film friendly businesses in the world”. FirstGlance continues to champion indie filmmakers from around the world, making FirstGlance Film Fests, the longest running and most notable independent international film fests in North America with 95% of feature films screened acquiring limited theatrical and VOD distribution.
“May the Odds Be Ever in your Favor”
FirstGlance awards over $100,000 in prizes and giveaways annually and offers distribution opportunities to all our Official Selections.
FirstGlance Film Festivals are the longest running international bi-coastal indie film festivals in the United States. FirstGlance has theatrically screened over 1500 films to over 120,000 attendees and has the most active Short Online Contest, having screened over 500 short films to over 100,000 online viewers and voters over the past 7 years.
Film Snobbery, Film Threat, Film Break, Fans of Film, New York Film Academy, and Stan Lee’s World of Heroes
(All information, dates and prizes subject to change and festival discretion, not all winners receive all listed prizes.)