Hollywood, California – USA
April 13 to 15, 2013
November 1, 2012 – Late Deadline
Named one of the “Best Film Festival Investments” by Movie Maker Magazine and “One of the Festivals for the Rest of Us” by Time Magazine, FirstGlance has become a leader in mid-sized film festivals.
Applauded by filmmakers and attendees as one of the best programmed festivals, FirstGlance accepts all genres and shows an amazing mix of short and feature length films, the best indie films on the festival circuit, before they hit theaters. Audiences vote for “Best of the Fest” and are invited to come mix and mingle with filmmakers, cast and crew at great after parties.
FirstGlance Film Fests brings indie filmmakers and audiences together all year long too! With our short online contests, and our “Show Us Your Shorts” mixers and screenings, FirstGlance Independent Film Festivals works to get filmmakers the attention they deserve.
FirstGlance Film Fest Philly and FirstGlance Film Fest Hollywood offer filmmakers great prize packages, Theatrical and digital distribution opportunities, filmmaker awards and a personal touch not matched by any other festival.
FirstGlance continues to refine and improve upon its already stellar reputation each season. This year, FirstGlance’s “Best of the Fest” winner will nab a red carpet premiere and a one-week theatrical run in a 450-seat, state-of-the-art theater on the Las Vegas Strip, valued at $35,000 USD. All Official Selections will be honored with an awards package and a complimentary all-access festival pass valued at $150.
In the past six years, more than 90% of features programmed at FirstGlance have earned theatrical distribution or online distribution through cable, VOD, and online retailers. By offering such exposure and networking opportunities, FirstGlance proves it is more than a festival that draws locals to a few good films – it’s an experience dedicated to providing talented filmmakers with the exposure and contacts they need to build an exciting and fruitful career.
MISSION AND OBJECTIVE
FirstGlance provides a casual, competitive forum in which professional, first-time, and student filmmakers can exhibit and promote their creative endeavors. The festival has a long history of mixing amazing indie films with the best that Hollywood has to offer.
MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
To assist with the marketing and promotional efforts of its Official Selections, FirstGlance offers the Filmmaker Incentive Program – allowing independent filmmakers who may have budget constraints to take full advantage of the advertising power of the festival. All Official Selections can take part, free of charge, in the FirstGlance trailer network – a network that has gleaned more than three million views on streaming partners including YouTube, Facebook, MetaCafe, and Twitter. It’s no wonder that Joseph A. Garcia (Producer, The Butcher) gushes, “FirstGlance is an amazing festival.”
Notable alumni of FirstGlance Film Fests include Jeff Wadlow (Kick Ass 2), Michael Rymer (Battlestar Galactica), Laurie Seidman (Medium), as well as Bryce Dallas Howard, Mary Stuart Masterson, Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Danica McKellar, to name just a few.
Whether you’re looking for a career boost or just a great Los Angeles screening experience, submit your film to the FirstGlance Film Festival Hollywood today!