Call for Entires – FirstGlance Film Festival

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FirstGlance 8 Philadelphia Announces Call for Entries

Philadelphia, PA, October 18, 2004 – FirstGlance 8, Philadelphia’s first and only truly independent, bi-coastal

film festival is currently accepting submissions of independent features, shorts and shorts too (under 10 minutes),

mini-docs (under 30 minutes), and student directed projects for their 2005 festival taking place in Philadelphia on

May 11 – 15, 2005 at the Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine Street. Winners in each category at the Philadelphia

festival will be showcased at the Hollywood festival in December 2005. FirstGlance is also accepting submissions

for its 2nd annual Short Screenplay Competition. Screenplays must be 20 pages or shorter. The Grand Prize

Winner will have their screenplay co-produced by FirstGlance in either Hollywood or Philadelphia. Once

complete, the short film is premiered at FirstGlance Film Festivals and online.

For more information and an official entry packet for FirstGlance 8 Philadelphia, please send a self

addressed, stamped business size envelope to FirstGlance Films, P.O. Box 571105, Tarzana, CA 91356. To

download an application for the screenwriting competition or for more information about the festivals, to advertise

or become a sponsor, please visit Deadline for submissions is December 15, 2004.

FirstGlance Film Festivals, founded in 1994 by William Ostroff, are a leading exhibitor of independent

films of all lengths and genres in Philadelphia and Hollywood, a pioneer in the concept of bi-coastal festivals, and

listed by Movie Maker Magazine as one of the “20 Film Festivals Worth The Entry Fee.” FirstGlance is to

Philadelphia what Slamdance is to Park City. Exhibiting new, alternative and undiscovered work by film and video

makers in a casual competitive atmosphere, FirstGlance provides a forum for creative, talented and dedicated

artists to have their work viewed by enthusiastic audiences on the East Coast.

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