Festival Partner News – FirstGlance Philly Call for Entries – Early Deadline

February 2, 2009 in Uncategorized by admin

On behalf of our partners at FirstGlance, one of Philly’s wonderful TRULY indie film festivals:







Early Deadline February 12 2009


Event Scheduled for October 2009


FirstGlance 12 Philadelphia is the first and fastest growing truly indie film fest and Philly’s only festival that celebrates and rewards the truly indie filmmaker from down the street and across the globe!


Open to Professional, first time, graduate and undergraduate filmmakers from around the globe. FirstGlance showcases the best in truly indie filmmaking from around the world and celebrates Philadelphia filmmakers with a festival described as, “one of the most entertaining festivals out there”.


Named one of the best film festival investments and one of the top 40 indie friendly businesses in the world, FirstGlance continues to cater to truly indie filmmakers from around the world, making FirstGlance, the best, biggest and longest running indie film fest in Philadelphia!!


FirstGlance is Philly’s only truly indie film fest!


In 2009, selected short films not chosen to be part of the physical event will be invited to take part in our shorts online contest, enabling FirstGlance to show even more films than ever to audiences. The contest was unveiled in 2008 and has been steadily growing in popularity. With a great prize package valued at over $2000.00 for the winning online short and a place in the closing night screenings at the festival, it has been described as one “very cool” addition to the FirstGlance Film Festivals.


ALL OFFICIAL SELECTIONS receive a great awards package valued at over $200.00 USD



Feature Length (over 60 min.)

Feature Documentary (over 60 min.)

Short Narrative (under 30 min.)

Shorts Too (under 10 min)

Mini-Docs (under 30 min.)

Student Shorts (under 20min.)

Graduate Student Shorts (under 20min)

Music Videos (under 5 min)

Animation (under 30 min)

Foreign Language shorts (under 30 min)

Foreign Language Shorts Too (under 10min)

Webisode Pilots (under 5 min)


SHOT IN PHILLY- celebrates the best in filmmaking by Philadelphia filmmakers.


FirstGlance awards over 50,000 in cash and prizes in 2009!!


In 2009 we are announcing the first ever sliding scale cash prize to be awarded at FirstGlance Philly 12, for every 1000 entries we receive, $5000.00 in USD CASH will be awarded to the Grand Prize BEST OF THE FEST winner, in addition to the tens of thousands in in-kind prizes awarded.


Prize Sponsors include:


SONY Creative Software, Baseline Studio Systems subscription, Entertainment Partners Software, Glidecam Camera Support, Showbiz Software Budgeting and Scheduling Software, Gorilla Software, ReelLogix Software, Final Draft Software, Twisted Tracks Soundtracks, Moviemaker Magazine Subscriptions, Movies Unlimited DVD, CMM Productions Package, Stock Footage For Free, ProductionHub services, FirstGlance Festival T-shirt, Passes and Award plaque, DVD and Download to Own Distribution Opportunities, Philadelphia Film Guide, and much more.

(prizes subject to change and festival discretion, Not all winners receive all prizes.)


Entry Fee:

Starting at $30.00 for early submissions to 80.00 for Extended Deadline submissions. All formats acceptable. All entries must be submitted on NTSC Region 0 or 1 DVD.

Printable application and online entry through www.withoutabox.com