FirstGlance 2016 Spring 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, 24/7 from April 18th- May 17th at 12:00 EST. Enjoy your stay and thank you for supporting indie film!

The contest has ended.


Director: Omar Said

Single mother, Serena, life turns upside down when her teenage son uncovers her only secret and lie.

"22 Years"

Director: Fred Thomas, Jr.

After twenty-two years, Avi receives a call she never expected. Independent, well-loved by her friends, and making her way through a man's world, Avi must now face the choice - rekindle the relationship with her father or close the door and move on forever.

Knights of New Jersey

Director: Michael Hadley

"Knights of New Jersey" is a comedic, behind-the-scenes look at the daily grind, humiliations and petty politics endured by a group Renaissance Faire actors pursuing their dream. Despite a series of increasingly painful humiliations and mishaps, these friends pursue a world of make believe where virtues like courage, honor and leadership are real.

Orphan is the New Orange

Director: Jennifer Sorenson

OITNO is a parody of both 'Orphan Black' and 'Orange is the New Black'. The main character, Sarah Manning, is sent to a minimum security women's prison (Dyad Institute Prison) after several run-ins with the law. From the moment of entering the prison 'mini van', her experience is unlike any other she's had. As the prison driver reveals herself to Sarah, Sarah sees the spitting image of herself (possibly her long lost twin?). But, that theory is debunked when a detective joins them in the mini van who is also a mirror image of Sarah. In a panic, Sarah gets out of the car only to find a fourth version of herself when it is revealed that she is, in fact, a clone. The Dyad Institute Prison (or, D.I.P.) is a special prison just for the Lyda Clones of Orphan Black.

Star Wars: A Toy Story

Director: Raymond Montemayor

A Star Wars fanatic decides to sell his toy collection to keep his overbearing girlfriend happy and salvage their relationship. An unbelievable adventure with his toys makes him realize that he doesn't need to change for anyone.

The Art Of Human Salvage

Director: Dempsey Tillman

When a young boy is sentenced to a brutal execution his only hope is a retiring salvage officer.

The Good Father

Director: Daniel Bielinski

When an isolated and lonely man witnesses a possible abuse situation next-door, he decides to take matters into his own hands, and his whole life quickly spirals out of control.


Director: Brendan Beachman

Two road construction workers flag for non existent vehicles on a remote, desert intersection. The monotony of their day is smashed by the violent arrival of an object from the sky.


Director: Dustin Biren, Thomas Ouziel

A troubled young man is haunted by a violent and malicious reflection of himself when he peers into the mirror. Desperate for help, he turns to his trusted psychiatrist in order to confront his issue, only to be sent further into his nightmare than ever before.

The Brief

Director: Matt Sadowski

Austin (copywriter) and Scoot (art director) get off to a rocky start before they are given their first creative brief.

The Traveler

Director: Anthony Bradford

A mysterious young man with the ability to time travel attempts to solve the disappearance of a loved one.

The Paper Trail

Director: Jonny Lucy

A government Document waxes philosophical about its life journey as it waits to be shredded. It looks back on its creation as a policy paper, its hopes, dreams and ambitions. Coming in close contact with the heights of power, its pride grows until the Document expects more from life than its early humble hopes. With the announcement of the policy contained within the Document, it revels in the bright lights and attention, only to find that the good times end too soon. No longer useful and designated for destruction, the Document finally realises it was never any better or worse, more important or less, than anyone else. And that in the end we're all just fodder for the shredder.