FirstGlance 2017 Online Short Film 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 Philadelphia (Fall 2017) For any questions and issues drop us a line at

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Off Trail

Director: Marshall Kistner

A man recalls his journey along the Pacific Crest Trail while attempting to reintegrate into the society he left behind.

The Clip

Director: Maria Forslin

Alva is a teenage girl who one evening receives a link, a live stream showing her own room. She realizes that she's being watched but by who and how long has it been going on? Soon the room itself seems to come alive and she is trapped. Looking for answers she finds that the clip doesn't only show the present but also the future, it tells of her coming death. Suddenly she finds herself in a race against the clock to find a way to escape the apartment and whatever else lurks within

Love Biscuit

Director: Ashley Mosher

Breaking up is hard to do, especially on the day he decides to propose.

Hey, Kiri

Director: Matt Blundell

Scott Campbell is a realtor who knows how to talk to people. But when his car goes off the side of a mountain road, his life gets turned upside down, and his communication skills are put to the ultimate test by the only lifeline he has: his "intelligent" assistant, Kiri.

This Sucks

Director: Ned Donovan

Brawn meets Broadway in the Musical Action Comedy that pits a rockin' band of vampire slayers against a sinister blood-sucking syndicate. Based on the longest running web series of all time, The Hunted, and with "guitar-driven musical numbers that will sound just like heaven to fans of 1980s straight-to-VHS action films" (New York Times), The Hunted: Encore is sure to be like nothing you've ever seen.

Nutrition Man

Director: Sahar Adri

After becoming a viral sensation and a global laughing stock for his nutrition based superpowers, Peter Roy quits being a superhero and must now repair his broken life.

One Heart

Director: Deedee Benkovich

This short follows a story of Joe, a guy who despite the odds and negativity in his life remains positive and wins every battle he fights with kindness.

The Suit

Director: Dave Conte

The most powerful man in America is missing. Connor Douglas is in hiding when he's unexpectedly visited by his estranged wife Sarah, who's come to talk him out of turning his back on his country and inciting a global crisis.

Help Me First

Director: Mike Gasaway

An asylum, haunted by an evil demon, tries to capture the souls of three ghost hunters, bent on being famous.


Director: Origine Films

The wind blows, noises of armor resound. A knight escorts a young woman athwart plains. The thunder begins to scold, clouds invade the landscape. The knight, worried, stares the castle on the horizon. The end is close.


Director: Michael Raso

80 year old Margaret spends each day visiting her local train station. It's become a very important place in her life, but why? The staff are aware of her and give something significant in an envelope, hoping she'll no longer return. What's in the envelope?