P.O. Box 571105
Tarzana CA 91356
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FirstGlance 5: Philadelphia Film Festival
The First and Best Bi-Coastal Film Fest !
Philadelphia, PA, January 24, 2002 – FirstGlance 5: Philadelphia’s first and only independent, competitive, bi-coastal film festival is proud to announce that it will run from Friday, March 22, 2002 to Sunday, March 24, 2002 at the Alley Arts Studio located at 1520 Latimer St., Center City Philadelphia. Doors open 6:00 PM on Friday and Noon on Saturday and Sunday. FirstGlance 5 invites you to spend the weekend experiencing an event of alternative and mainstream work from film and video makers from around the country and the globe.
The FirstNight reception includes food, drinks, special invited guests including Sharon Pinkenson (Executive Director, Greater Philadelphia Film Office) and Michelle Paiva ( Mrs. Pennsylvania 2002) and the presentation of the 2nd Annual FirstGlance Award. The award is presented to a Philadelphian who has made a difference in Hollywood and Philadelphia. Last year’s recipient was M. Night Shamaylan. Who will it be this year? The FirstNight Reception is then followed by an evening of Philadelphia Premiere projects.
FirstGlance 5 is proud to announce that after receiving over 200 submissions, and a six-week pre-screening process, a wonderful mix of great film and video work will be presented. With new and improved jury cards, the audience decides the best projects in the festival. FirstGlance is the first festival to offer the audience the chance to vote for the festival winners.
FirstGlance is excited to include the works of Ed Asner, Martin Sheen and his brother Joe Estevez, Kevin Spacey, Carol Kane and Alexis Arquette, as well as our former mayor Ed Rendell, among the group of talented actors and directors to be screened at FirstGlance 5.
Screenings range from feature length to short animation from professionals and students from around the corner, the country and the globe. All projects are exhibited on state-of-the-art video projection systems, keeping the festival affordable for both the filmmakers and the audience. A variety of films and videos can be enjoyed for less than the cost of a regular movie ticket. Visit the FirstGlance site for up to the minute information on finalists, schedules, ticket sales and other information on our festivals.
Seating is Limited! Tickets will be available in advance by check or money order or throughout the festival. However, we suggest you buy early. Tickets will go fast.
Tickets on sale soon!!
Logon to www.newimaging.com for tickets and schedules and project descriptions to be posted by the first week of February.
Please feel free to contact us for interviews, newspaper or magazine articles, television or radio special interest segments or if you’d be interested in pre-viewing a project by one of our finalists for a film review.
Co-Sponsored by New Imaging Productions, The Artists Rights Foundation, The Greater Philadelphia Film Office, Moviemaker Magazine, Movies Unlimited, Rudy Jones Multimedia Productions and Alley Arts Studio.
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