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20-Apr-2014 9:00am PDT  

 

FirstGlance Film Fest Los Angeles

14 Annual March 22, 2014 to March 24, 2014

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PO Box 571105
Tarzana CA 91356
USA
Phone: 818-464-3544
director@firstglancefilms.com
http://www.firstglancefilms.com

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Feature Length
Any Genre/type feature length narrative or animated film over 60 minutes in length. Directed by a professional, first time or graduate program student.
Short Narrative
Short Narrative Category is open to any genre/type of narrative film by professional, first-time and graduate or masters program filmmakers from across the globe.
Shorts Too
Any genre/type narrative short UNDER 10 MINUTES produced by professional, first-time or graduate or masters program filmmakers.
Short Documentary
Any genre/type documentary under 60 minutes produced by a professional, first time or graduate student program.
Feature Documentary
Feature Documentary category is open to all documentary subjects over 60 minutes.
Music Videos
Music Video category is for any genre of music videos. Many directors begin their careers working on music videos and we want the audience to see your work!!
Videos should be under 7 minutes
Student Shorts
Student Directed or Produced short films under 20 minutes.
Must be a current enrolled undergrad student or below.
Animated Shorts
Animated Short films of any type or genre under 20 minutes.
Web Series Pilots
Web series pilots under 10 minutes. Open to both studio produced and independent produced webisode series.
International Shorts
International Shorts Category is open to any genre short film from professional, first time, student filmmakers from across the globe. Film must be in English or English subtitled.
International Shorts Too
International Shorts Too category is open to any short film under 10 minutes from across the globe. Must be in English or English subtitled.
3D shorts
3D short films under 30 mins

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The mission of FirstGlance is to provide a casual, competitive event, for professional, first-time and student film makers from across the globe and to exhibit, promote and provide exposure for their films unlike any festival on the circuit both at our events and online.

FirstGlance has a history of mixing amazing indie films with the best that Hollywood has to offer. From studio produced films to the best indie films from across the globe, FirstGlance is a premiere international film festival with screenings in venues second to none and an amazing track record of securing theatrical and VOD distribution for features and shorts.


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
FirstGlance Film Festivals have been running since 1996, and added the Hollywood festival in 2000, to become the FIRST festival that has two separate film festivals annually. After 27 festivals, FirstGlance has become one of the premiere international indie film festivals in the world and has been Philadelphia's Independent Film Festival since 1996!

As we approach our 17th year, FirstGlance Film Fests is offering something no other film festival does, we are rewarding EVERY entrant with over $125 in perks, just for entering.

In 2014, FirstGlance Film Fest Hollywood is moving to LA Live, Los Angeles' Premiere Destination in Downtown Los Angeles and will continue screening in venues second to none, so that both filmmakers and attendees are guaranteed one of the best theatrical experiences at FirstGlance.

In addition, FirstGlance now offers the Audience Favorite Feature Film an opportunity for VOD distribution in over 100 million homes across the US.

FirstGlance is one of the premiere internationally recognized film festivals and has created a global network of sister festivals including Bram Stoker Film Festival in the UK, and the Oaxaca International Film and Video Festival in South America.

Named 4 times by Moviemaker Magazine, as one of the "25 Best Film Festival Investments", "One of the 50 friendliest indie film companies", "Philly's Slamdance", and applauded by Time Magazine as on of the," Festivals' for the Rest of Us"

All Official Selections receive an awards package and a complimentary All Access Pass to the festival valued at $100.00 and additional opportunities.

In the past 7 years over 90% our selected features have gone on to theatrical or distribution on cable, VOD and PPV platforms.

FirstGlance Film Fest Sponsors include:
ShowBiz Store and Cafe, Camadeus Inc, FilmBreak, Movie Magic, Entertainment Partners, Fest Genius, Glidecam, SONY Creative Software, Gorilla Software, Final Draft Software, Doddle, Twisted Tracks, Moviemaker Magazine, Movies Unlimited, CMM Production Services, Stock Footage For Free, ProductionHub and many more!

ORGANIZERS
Bill Ostroff (Festival Manager)

GENERAL RULES
Submission on NTSC DVD or BluRay or online screener
Include Title, Director's name, and WAB entry number and Runtime on DVD

Must include the following if sending physical DVD:
1. Check or Money Order payable to: FirstGlance Films or online payment through WAB.
2. Valid E-Mail address.
3. TWO DVDs of entry- NTSC only
(DO NOT SEND MASTERS)

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

Student Film Category- UNDERGRAD Students MUST EMAIL COPIES of current semester bill and Student ID.

All official selections filmmakers will be notified of acceptance by E-mail only. (Make sure your address is valid)

Accepted projects cannot be publicly exhibited in the Los Angeles area at any time within a one-month period prior to or after the dates of the festival. If this occurs, FirstGlance has the right to refuse exhibition.

After acceptance of projects, the entrant is free to publicize his/her work to any and all media she/he deems necessary. Please notify FirstGlance of any media support you receive.

The undersigned entrant shall release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless FirstGlance Films, and its agents, respective officers, directors, employees, representatives, contractors, partners, sponsors and volunteers from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, costs and expenses (including, without limitations, attorneys' fees). The undersigned entrant authorizes FirstGlance Film Festival, to promote the entry in whole or in part for any publicity purpose prior to, during, and after the competition. You agree to be bound by these guidelines and the decisions of the judges, which are final and binding in all respects and to waive any right to claim ambiguity in the contest or the rules. The signature of applicant constitutes that the entrants information is true and correct and agrees to all competition rules and guidelines.

Remember: NTSC DVD ONLY for pre-screening. Please be sure it is a clean copy. (PAL or SECAM will NOT be accepted.)

DUE TO THE COSTS OF PRODUCTION OF OUR FESTIVALS, WE DO NOT GRANT ANY WAIVERS. WE HOPE IN THE FUTURE WITH CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP WE WILL, BUT FOR NOW WE WILL NOT WAIVE FEES UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Student entries must include copy of current semester bill and copy of student ID by email. All official selections will be notified of acceptance by E-mail. (Make sure your address is current) Accepted projects cannot be publicly exhibited in Los Angeles area at any time within a one-month period of the festival start date. If this occurs, FirstGlance has the right to refuse exhibition. After acceptance of projects, the entrant is free to publicize his/her work to any and all media she/he deems necessary. Please notify FirstGlance of any media support you receive. The undersigned entrant shall release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless FirstGlance Films, and its agents, respective officers, directors, employees, representatives, contractors, partners, sponsors, and volunteers from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, costs and expenses(including, without limitations, attorneys' fees). The undersigned entrant authorizes FirstGlance Film Festival, to promote the entry in whole or in part for any publicity purpose prior to, during, and after the competition. You agree to be bound by these guidelines and the decisions of the judges, which are final and binding in all respects and to waive any right to claim ambiguity in the contest or the rules. The signature of applicant constitutes that the entrants information is true and correct and agrees to all competition rules and guidelines.