FirstGlance Film Fest Philadelphia


William Ostroff, CEO/Founder, FirstGlance Film Fests

Andrea DiFabio, Director, Communications

Submission Policy:

Festival Season: Fall (usually October)

Deadline: July (check website for exact dates)

Entry: $50 for features. $35 for shorts and web series. $30 for student shorts. $25 for music videos and trailers. (Fee depends on entry date) Accepts local, national and international, student, first time, and professional films. English or English subtitled.


Features, Shorts, Web Series, Music Videos, Documentaries

Festival Season:



FirstGlance's mission is to provide indie filmmakers an opportunity for exposure on a big screen with stellar exhibition, social engagement beyond the festival route. Includes a physical and online shorts event, marketed unlike any other festival.With distribution opportunities for short and feature content.