FirstGlance 2019 Spring Online Film Festival Contest

The FirstGlance Short Online Contest is open to worldwide viewers who can access itsashort.com platform and watch films online on your PC, laptop, or mobile devices. Registered users can login at any time to watch all films registered as part of the contest. Enjoy your stay and thank you for supporting indie film! Winner receives prizes valued at over $2,000 and a premiere at FirstGlance Film Fest Los Angeles.

Service Animal

Director: Wendy Pennington

Preboarding 50-50 Airlines flight to Los Angeles is going smoothly until one passenger arrives with a shocking service animal.

Waiting Room

Director: S Christian Roe

Wrestling with helplessness, a young man faces reality when his roommate suffers a mental breakdown.

Star Wars: The Toys Awaken

Director: Raymond Montemayor

On the opening night of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a seven-year-old girl's Star Wars toys come to life. They learn who they are and set off on an adventure to help their young companion as she heads out to watch The Force Awakens.

Laugh

Director: Phil Scarpaci

COMEDY: "Sometimes the best stuff in life keeps you from being the perfect you"

Take it From the Top

Director: Ted Lange

Take it From the Top is a half hour comedy about Jill, former child star, who is now “paying her dues” after the death of her philandering husband. Jill is forced to sell everything she owns because of her dead husband’s depleted bank accounts and is informed of her one remaining asset: a run down strip club in a sketchy part of downtown. In this a riches to rags story, Jill, who has always been accustomed to being taken care of by her overbearing mother and her very wealthy husband, now has to learn to become self sufficient for the first time in her life. With this cast of crazy characters, Jill is quickly realizing that it’s hard starting back at ZERO when you’re 45!

Who To Love

Director: Rommel Andaya

In the near future, a couple goes on another date to see if they are right for each other. Adam, a male in his early 30’s, meets his date, Tracy, a young single mother of one, in a nice restaurant. They have a pleasant dinner, which leads to drinks at a bar. However, a part of Tracy’s past comes up in conversation. Meanwhile, a mysterious woman has been following their every move and everything is revealed when they all meet back at Tracy’s house.

An Eaglet's First Flight

Director: Cherin Spencer-Bower

Since at least the 1980's, bald eagle pairs have nested along the Bitterroot River near MPG Ranch in Florence, Montana. A pair has successfully fledged young (raised and left the nest) 24 out of 27 years monitored. In 2016, the active nest fledged two young. Here is a video of that event.

Time Machinery

Director: Mei Fa Tan

In the 1970’s, a mother and her 9 year-old son gifted with a fertile imagination, are briefly trapped in an old elevator. The boy is convinced that the machine allows them to travel through time. Now, 40 years later, the mother seems to believe it as well.

ESCAPE ROOM

Director: Bessy Adut

A short horror film about a few teenagers going to an escape room for fun and being trapped in there by a revenge seeking mastermind.

Say After Me

Director: Luying Zhang

A young man arrives at a Bed and Breakfast to find his host dead on the couch and her blind husband has no idea.

Jingle

Director: Eric Wang Schwager

Bishop, a local panhandler, is the neighborhood showman. He strikes up a conversation with Jeff, who is also an artist but may not quite have the charisma or the know-how. Bishop has never met a stage he does not like and seizes an opportunity to show Jeff a thing or two. But does the tune change when it is Jeff's home turf?

Tik Tok

Director: R.J. Blake

TIK TOK is the hottest new dating app that allows you to literally turn back time to fix and foolish flub you may have made on your date. Follow Jon and Claudia as they put it to use!

Take it From the Top

Director: Ted Lange

Take it From the Top is a half hour comedy about Jill, former child star, who is now “paying her dues” after the death of her philandering husband. Jill is forced to sell everything she owns because of her dead husband’s depleted bank accounts and is informed of her one remaining asset: a run down strip club in a sketchy part of downtown. In this a riches to rags story, Jill, who has always been accustomed to being taken care of by her overbearing mother and her very wealthy husband, now has to learn to become self sufficient for the first time in her life. With this cast of crazy characters, Jill is quickly realizing that it’s hard starting back at ZERO when you’re 45!

Restitution

Director: W. Jarvis Rooker

Some people never learn from their mistakes. And for those people, there's this old cabin in the woods.