20th Annual

FirstGlance Film Fest Philadelphia

October 06, 2017 to October 08, 2017

 
Category

Shorts Too

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Super Early Deadline
May 9, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 20.00 *
Earlybird Deadline
June 9, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Regular Deadline
July 9, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Late Deadline
July 23, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00
WAB Extended Deadline
August 3, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 70.00 65.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately September 15, 2017

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 10 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
No requirement for completed by date

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution

2 SUBMISSION COPIES REQUIRED

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

Do not submit a press kit.

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

FirstGlance Cash Award
Each category that receives over 200 entries, the audience favorite at the festival in that category will receive a $2000 cash prize.
Sponsor:FirstGlance Films
Cash Award Value: 2,000 U.S. Dollar

Best of Fest Award
To celebrate our 20th Anniversary FirstGlance is reaching into its Piggy Bank to award 20,000 pennies to the BEST OF FEST Filmmaker! The ONE winning film voted Best of Fest by the FirstGlance audiences will take home a $2000 Cash Prize
Cash Award Value: 2,000 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

200 Entries Prize
200 Entries Prize Any category receiving 200 entries or more, the film voted Best of in that category will take home a $2000 Cash Prize
Sponsor:FirstGlance Films
Cash Award Value: 2,000 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

2000 Entries Prize
If FirstGlance receives a total of 2000 entries or more during the submissions period, an additional $10,000 Cash PRIZE will be awarded to the Best of Fest Winner
Sponsor:FirstGlance Films
Cash Award Value: 10,000 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

Category Rules

DVDs must be submitted on Standard definition DVD (NTSC only)
(IF submitting Physical Media, Send 2 DVD's)
Must include title and credits.
No trailers or other projects should be included on the DVD.

Entries must include the following:
1. Completed paperless entry on Withoutabox
2. Online payment through WAB or Check or Money Order payable to FirstGlance Films in USD
3. Valid E-Mail address.
4. A Clean DVD copy of entry-NTSC only
(DO NOT SEND ORIGINALS OR PREVIEW COPIES)

NOTE: Projects will not be returned without proper postage. If you are unsure, Please visit your local post office to insure the return.

STUDENT CATEGORY: must include copies of current semester bill and school ID.

All Official Selections will be notified of acceptance by E-mail only. (Make sure your email address is current and valid)

Official Selections cannot be publicly exhibited in the Philadelphia area at any time within a one-month period of the festival start date. If this occurs, FirstGlance has the right to refuse exhibition at the festival.

After acceptance of projects, the entrant is free to publicize his/her work to any and all media she/he deems necessary. FirstGlance provides an exhaustive list of media contacts and a customizable press release online. Please notify FirstGlance of any media support you receive.

Remember: DVD or Secure Online Screener ONLY. Official Selections will be notified for exhibition copy. Prescreening copies will not be exhibited at the event.
Please be sure it is a clean copy. (PAL or SECAM will not be accepted.)