20th Annual

FirstGlance Film Fest Philadelphia

October 06, 2017 to October 08, 2017

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Philadelphia PA 19102
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Phone: 215-552-8566
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DECISIONS ALREADY MADE • This event has already made decisions and notified submitters for the current cycle. Submissions are no longer being accepted.

Feature Films
Feature Narrative and Animated films over 60 minutes. Now accepting Science Fiction, Horror, Fantasy, Action, Superhero, Fan Films, Genre films
International Films accepted with English subtitles and/or English Dubbed
Short Films
Short Narrative Films between 11 minutes and 30 minutes. Live Action and Animated.
Now accepting Science Fiction, Horror, Fantasy, Action, Superhero, Fan Film genre films
International Films accepted with English subtitles and/or English Dubbed
Shorts Too
Short narrative films 10 minutes or less.
Live Action and Animated.
Now accepting Science Fiction, Horror, Fantasy, Action, Superhero, Fan Film genre films
International Films accepted with English subtitles and/or English Dubbed

Short Documentary
Documentaries under 45 minutes.
Live Action and Animated.
Now accepting Science Fiction, Horror, Fantasy, Action, Superhero, Fan Film genre documentaries
International Films accepted with English subtitles and/or English Dubbed
Feature Documentary
Documentaries films that run 46 minutes or more.
Now accepting Science Fiction, Horror, Fantasy, Action, Superhero, Fan Film related Documentary.
International Films accepted with English subtitles and/or English Dubbed
Student Shorts
Short subject narrative and documentaries under 30 minutes produced, written or directed by a currently enrolled college undergraduate or high school student.

Live Action and Animated.
Now accepting Science Fiction, Horror, Fantasy, Action, Superhero, Fan Film genre documentaries
International Films accepted with English subtitles and/or English Dubbed

Must provide current semester bill and copy of ID to be eligible for this category.

Graduate Students enter into appropriate regular category
Music Videos
Independently produced music video under 10 minutes.
Live Action and Animated.
Now accepting Science Fiction, Horror, Fantasy, Action, Superhero, Fan Film genre documentaries
International Music Videos accepted with English subtitles and/or English Dubbed
Web Series Pilots
Web Series Pilots under 15 minutes. Live Action and Animated.
Now accepting Science Fiction, Horror, Fantasy, Action, Superhero, Fan Film genre documentaries
International Films accepted with English subtitles and/or English Dubbed

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

We thank you for 20 years, and as we watch the landscape of indie film change, we have changed with it! This year will be our biggest event yet!

We CELEBRATE YOU, the indie filmmakers and for 20 years we've kept our mission strong, and this year we celebrate our 20th Anniversary, with our BIGGEST EVENT YET!

FirstGlance's mission is to provide indie filmmakers, both professional and student, the opportunity for exposure, exhibition, visibility and opportunities beyond the festival route.

In the past 20 years, FirstGlance has become a premiere international venue for up-and-coming indie directors, animators, and documentarians from around the globe to showcase their amazing films in venues 2nd to none.

The festival has been named 5 times by Moviemaker Magazine, as "one of the best film festival investments", named by Time Magazine as "one of the festival's for the rest of us" and has been touted as one of the biggest mid sized festivals in North America and "Philly's Slamdance"

Established in 1996, FirstGlance is proud to be recognized as one of the first independent film festivals in the United States. As the festival expands with new sponsorships, record attendance and bigger prize packages, we look forward to finding even more ways to support filmmakers.

We are a festival by indie filmmakers, for indie filmmakers and we take pride in being a visionary festival that celebrates independent film on both coasts. #SupportIndieFilm

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

It's our 20th Anniversary!!
We're awarding filmmakers with up to $20,000 in CASH AWARDS*
FirstGlance Film Fest Philadelphia has been serving the community for 20 years and to celebrate we have an amazing festival coming to Philadelphia this year!!

Taking place at the beautiful Kimmel Center on Broad St in Philadelphia and The Painted Bride Art Center in Old City. This will be our BIGGEST PHILADELPHIA event in our history!

Now accepting High Concept Genre Films- Science Fiction, Horror, Fantasy, Action/Thriller, Superhero, and Fan Films!

As always FirstGlance still accepts and screens the best Local "Shot in Philly" projects and international entries worldwide!
In out history we've screened indie films from every continent across the globe.

We continue to select and screen New Media Web Series and Music Videos and bring the best to the BIGSCREEN.

We accept student films from undergraduates and high school students in a special discounted category.

FirstGlance Film Festival Philadelphia has been a champion of indie film since 1996 by supporting filmmakers from around the globe with state of the art screenings, theatrical and streaming distribution opportunities and more.

All Official Selections receive a festival awards package valued at over $200.00. All selections get promoted through our highly trafficked online trailer network with almost a half a million views and our social media which we promote you unlike any film festival in the world.

This year, we continue our short online contest, available to select short films we're unable to program due to festival programming constraints, with a secure online theater, where registered voters can watch and vote on their favorites. In our past 12 contests, we've screened over 400 shorts with over 150,000 registered voters, and the winner is awarded with over $2500.00 in prizes and a premiere screening at the next FirstGlance Film Festival.

BEST OF FEST Winner share over $40,000 dollars in prizes annually from Sony, Glidecam Camera Support, Showbiz Software, Movie in a Box, Gorilla Software, Final Draft Software, Frame Forge 3D, Video Blocks, Audio Blocks, Graphic Stock, Shot Lister, Beachtek, G-Tech, Boris FX, Red Giant Software, True Vision Entertainment, InkTip and more.

In the past 10 years we have an 97% distribution rate on feature length projects. 56 feature length films received distribution and 35 were exhibited in limited release in theaters. Multiple director alumni from FirstGlance have gone on to direct a major motion picture releases.

(prizes subject to change and festival discretion, not all winners will receive all prizes)
*Cash Awards are dependent on number of submissions per category and overall submissions, a minimum of $2,000 USD will be awarded to the BEST OF FEST winning filmmaker.

ORGANIZERS

Bill Ostroff (Festival Manager)

GENERAL RULES

Must be submitted on Bluray/DVD (NTSC) region 1 or 0
OR
online screener
If uploading screener on Withoutabox, No need for physical DVD

Must include title and credits.
No trailers or other projects should be included on the submission DVD, if sending a physical pre screener copy.

All entries must be accompanied by:
ONLINE PAYMENT

POSTMARK DEADLINE
The postmark date is the date it leaves your post office, not the date we receive it. IN our continued effort to keep costs down for filmmakers, you do not need to express, overnight or rush deliver, just be sure to send the film on or before the deadline date if you decide to send a physical screener.

If your film is postmarked after the deadline, entrant will be responsible for entry fee difference. If entry fee difference is not paid, project will be disqualified.

A Clean Bluray/DVD copy of entry- (NTSC only)
(Please type or print your WAB number on DVD and case)
(DO NOT SEND ORIGINALS)

NOTE: Projects will not be returned.

Students MUST submit proof of attendance.(CURRENT Semester bill) and copy of student ID. (Undergrad or below)

Graduate programs and specialty programs like AFI are considered regular entries. (DO NOT ENTER INTO STUDENT CATEGORY)

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

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: If your project is accepted you will be notified for exhibition copy and screening capabilities at the festival. Please be sure it is a clean copy. (PAL/SECAM formats are not accepted.)

REMINDER OF ACCEPTANCE (IF CHOSEN)
Pending acceptance of your title and exhibition at FirstGlance Film Fest Philadelphia, you agree that your film will NOT be exhibited to the public in the Philadelphia area within a month of the event, either at a film festival/series or an individual cast and crew screening at a venue in the area set up by you or another individual or organization.






TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The undersigned entrant shall release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless FirstGlance Films, and its agents, respective officers, directors, employees, sponsors, partners, representatives, contractors, agents, venues 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 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. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.