Science Fiction, Horror, Fantasy, Comic Book, Pop Culture, Fan Films and more…
Be part of Philly’s ONLY high concept genre film festival!!
CALL FOR ENTRIES
Early Deadline May 19
Regular Deadline June 19
Late Deadline July 19
Extended Deadline July 31
As FirstGlance goes where no film fest has gone before!!
Submit your Feature Film, Short Film, Documentary, Web Series Pilot, Music Video, Animation, Trailer, and student directed films to Philadelphia’s Independent Film Festival since 1996!
Open to filmmakers across the globe and nearby star systems, the 19th Annual FirstGlance Film Fest Philadelphia screens professional, first time, student, national and international filmmakers, celebrating the best in indie film making.
(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.)
Animated Shorts (under 30 mins)
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” and “Top 25 Film Festivals” and “50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” 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.
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, Scene PR, WebVee Guide, 7th Matrix.
(All information, dates and prizes subject to change and festival discretion, not all winners receive all listed prizes.)
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