FirstGlance Hollywood Film Fest

FirstGlance Hollywood Film Fest

Type: Regular shortfilm festival
Location: Los Angeles, California
Start Month: April


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 30 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.The mission of FirstGlance is to provide a casual, competitive event, for professional, first-time and student film makers from around the world and to exhibit, promote and provide exposure for their films unlike any festival on the circuit both at our events and online with one of the largest social media followings of any film festival.

Submission Requirements:

English speaking or English subtitles.

Submission Deadline: December


25-100 Dependent on Submission Period (USD)

Awards / Prizes:

Over $50,000 in prizes each festival

Contact: Bill Ostroff (


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