FirstGlance 2019 Fall Online Film Festival Contest

The FirstGlance Short Online Contest is open to worldwide viewers who can access 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 March 2020 at Laemmle NoHo 7. For any questions and issues drop us a line at

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Director: Joseph McGovern

Jeremy, in love with his best friend's wife, Suzanna, struggles unable to fulfill his desire.


Director: Elena Kritter

When a young girl is shot, two detectives take differing approaches to solving the crime.

The Pentagram of New York City

Director: Jeff Kaminski

Believers and skeptics investigate a UFO sighting in the New York area, called "The Bronx Lights".

String Theory

Director: Doug Magee

Things go awry when modern communication breaks down.


Director: Rendalee Singleton

Jake must make his mother forgive herself for a tragic accident. As the walls of the house “breathe” making her fear they will swallow her, she drinks away her reality. Forced into sobriety and with Jake’s help, she cleans house and forgives herself.


Director: Victor Verhaeghe

COP-DOC is a comedy series about Officer Doctor Sacramento "Leon" Sullivan, a man doing two things at once in a world that won't allow it. He punishes and he heals, and he does it all speaking a language only he is brave enough to understand.

Beset Within

Director: Nico Giampietro

What happens when a woman gives a stranger a ride home? A short thriller, done entirely in one take.


Director: Michael burton

November 1815. An enslaved woman named Anna is sold away from her family in Maryland to slave traders, taken to Washington, D.C., and locked in a tavern garret. She is about to be sent to Georgia and separated from her husband and children. Desperate and trapped, she makes a decision that changes everything. Based on true events, Anna is the story of one woman's quest for freedom and family.

You Got Everything, Honey

Director: John Coates

Maria Colon tells her story of growing up in poverty in Puerto Rico and the struggles she faced when moving to Detroit.

Living With Strangers

Director: Tracy Ofosuhene

Living With Strangers is a serialized comedy about five anomalous college students living together in New York City. You have CASEY the free-spirit, LYNN the “bitch next door”, ROGER the lazy stoner, NICK the fashion-forward metrosexual, and NANCY the awkward-as-f%&k aspiring film director. They don’t know each other at all; yet decide to share an old and dingy apartment breaking each other down one calamity at a time. It highlights various issues by following these young adults attempting to navigate life in New York.


Director: Lauren Weiner

Forp, Jorp, Mona and KC might have finally found a way off the scorched Earth, but they'll have to fight for it. Armagettem! is an action-packed live action and animated short about teamwork, social control, gym-class sports, and the apocalypse.

Another Word For Escape

Director: Julian Murphy

Marlon, deeply depressed by his wife's recent overdose, * decides that the only thing he has left, is a chance to get * revenge, which he intends to do by kidnapping his neighbor * Jenna, who he thinks is to blame. Shortly after he acts on * his sinister plan, Marlon soon realizes that kidnapping isn't * as easy as it looks, and things aren't always what they seem.


Director: Yiting Gao

Muzi, a 17-year-old high school girl, is under great pressure of college entrance exam and having an intense relationship with her parents. She gets insulted by a teacher from her school but doesn't know what to do.