FirstGlance Film Fest Philadelphia TwentyTen Announces Official Selections for Annual Event

FirstGlance Film Festival, Philadelphia’s Independent Film Festival since 1996, is proud to announce official selections for their annual event.

Philadelphia, PA, August 23, 2010 --( FirstGlance Film Festival, Philadelphia’s Independent Film Festival since 1996, is proud to announce official selections for their annual event scheduled to hit Philadelphia from Thursday, October 14th through Sunday, October 17th 2010 at The Franklin Institute’s Franklin Theater, 222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

Festival Director Bill Ostroff said, “With a record number of great films previewed, FirstGlance chose these top projects in each category to present to a theatrical audience.”

Films in Competition include:

Baseline – Brendon O'Loughlin
Charlie Valentine - Jesse V Johnson
Consent - Ron Farrar Brown
The Romantic - Michael Heneghan (Shot in Philly)

Feature Documentaries
What does Trouble Mean? - Jim Seguin (Shot in Philly)
10 Mountains, 10 Years - Jennifer Yee (Shot in Philly)

The Macabre World of Lavender Williams - Nicolas Delgado
Squatter - Thomas Lorne
Takeo - Omar Samad
Jesus Comes to Town - Kamal John Iskander
One Day - Thomas Leisten Schneider
Midlife - Michael Swingler
You Know Where to Find me- Jaesang A Lee
Love Me Tender - Matthew Morgenthaler
The Cycle - Roy Clovis
Rat’s in the City - John Wolfe (Shot in Philly)
Freaky Saturday Night Fever - Etienne Goldet
Level Up - Greg Koorhan (Shot in Philly)

Shorts Too
S&M - Daniela DeCarlo
The Show - Cynthia Graner
Special Delivery - David Hawk
Little Big Kid - Kathleen Jayme
Trumped - Michael Whitton

Sand - Cari Ann Henderson
Bike & Build: Be the Change - Ashley Berkman
The Creation of Torrit Smoke - John Francis

Student Shorts
PING - Jason Oshman (Shot in Philly)
Chemical 12-D - Mac Eldridge

Alex & the Ghosts - Varic Warin
The Lift - Robert Kohr
Sketchi - Lily Sun

Music Videos
GOLEM ASYLUM - Joy Vaccese
“Switch Hit Resistor” Woodward - Adam Sztykiel
“Next Episode” Johnny Popcorn - Joshua Coyne (Shot in Philly)

Official Selections receive an award at the conclusion of each screening program. All films are in competition for the Best of the Fest Grand Prize voted on by the audience and this year’s winner will take home over $10,000 in prizes and an opportunity for a Red Carpet Premiere in Las Vegas Nevada valued at over $25,000.

In addition to this list of Official Selections, FirstGlance invites 35 more short films, listed at, to be part of their online contest.

FirstGlance Films
FirstGlance Films began in 1996 as an indie film festival in the basement of a small theater in Center City Philadelphia. FirstGlance Films has currently produced twenty two festivals in Philadelphia and Hollywood, shown over 1100 award winning films to over 26,000 attendees and has grown to 250 seat venues with state of the art projection capabilities. In addition to the festivals, FirstGlance’s year round activities include the Feature & Short Screenplay Competitions, On-line Film Competition, Show Us Your Shorts Screenings, OctoberfestPhilly, Indie Film Screening Series, and Short Film Productions. For more information please visit

The Franklin Institute
Founded in honor of America’s first scientist, Benjamin Franklin, The Franklin Institute is one of America’s oldest and premier centers of science education and development in the country. Today, the Institute continues its dedication to public education and creating a passion for science by offering new and exciting access to science and technology in ways that would dazzle and delight its namesake. For more information please visit


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Andrea DiFabio