We are proud to announce that we had a record number of entries and we have a record number of shorts that will be part of our online contest beginning on March 10th and running for 6 weeks!
If you are a FirstGlance Official Selection and already have a login to Bside you can watch, vote and help decide the winner that will be shown during our closing night screening and win over $2000.00 in prizes.
We look forward to a great festival with over 30 award winning films, including Robert Pattison in our Saturday May 2 Twilight Showing of "HOW TO BE" a feature film he starred in before "Twilight". We also have the honor to be presenting over 20 Premieres, including the Los Angeles Premiere of "Chasing the White Dragon" by FirstGlance Alumnus Kathylynn Phillips, starring an amazing performance by Amanda Ward, an up and coming star. An amazing premiere feature "Saving God" starring Ving Rhames, and "Balancing the Books" with Leah Thompson and a great ensemble cast.
Our short program showcases talent from around the globe, including the last performance from Brad Renfro, before his untimely passing, Ian Ziering in a surprisingly dramatic short, and some great performances from children in "Gone Fishing", "Light Years" and "Alba"
Did you ever think "Connect Four" could bring together people from across the globe...think again, our documentary features are the most entertaining documentaries you'll see at any film festival.
From Hollywood to Bollywood and beyond, FirstGlance will entertain you from music videos, to animation, and features to shorts, directed by industry veterans and first time student directors from every corner of the globe and directors from every background, religion, ethnicity and country. FirstGlance brings together an amazing array of award winning films, that are sure to entertain any audience.
Enjoy FirstGlance Film Fest 9 Hollywood May 1-3 2009
You will not find a better selection of great films anywhere!