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call-for-entries First Frame Film Festival

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I'm working with a film festival for independent filmmakers and wanted to spread the word! If you have something you'd like to submit - they're accepting films right now!!


First Frame International Film Festival Open for Entries and Promises Prizes

June 8, 2021 – The First Frame International Film Festival is looking for film entries from aspiring filmmakers who want to receive more than a laurel. Participants are guaranteed entry into a festival which rewards winners with practical resources, connections and development deals which will further their careers, not just decorate their mantel.

“First Frame is giving filmmakers a chance to elevate their careers to the next level,” says co-founder Jessica Carollo. “I’ve seen firsthand what our resources can do for these talented filmmakers and it’s a rare opportunity that shouldn’t be missed.”

Submission categories include best feature (comedy, drama, documentary, foreign, animated, LGBTQ, horror, sci-fi) best short, best screenplay (feature, short, TV pilot, web series pilot), best first-time filmmaker, best director, best actor, best actress and best screenplay and one winning film will walk away with a distribution deal, valued at more than $15,000. Submission deadline is June 20, 2021. Entrants who made it into the festival will be announced on July 1.

“There is so much undiscovered talent out there,” says co-founder Rob Margolies. “Filmmakers need much more than a place to showcase their work. They need a champion. I founded First Frame International Film Festival to discover talent and provide them with my resources to elevate careers and bring them deals.”

Margolies, the first graduate of Chapman University to sell a feature film, was mentored by Academy Award winner William Friedkin his senior year. Though he remains a filmmaker first and foremost, he finds inspiration in finding new talent and has helped actors and writers including Tim Realbuto attain success. Realbuto and Margolies worked together on the movie, Yes in 2018. Currently, Realbuto is working on his second feature film, Bobcat Moretti, slated for release in 2022.

The festival will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada July 29-August 1, 2021 and entries are currently being accepted. For more details about how to enter, visit www.firstframeinternational.com/submit.


BIO – Every story begins with a single frame. In its inaugural year, First Frame International Film Festival (FFI), has a mission to award filmmakers and screenwriters with more than just another laurel and fancy statue. Founded by Rob Margolis and Jessica Carollo in 2021, they hope to share their contacts and resources with the winning filmmakers and screenwriters to help them succeed in this highly competitive industry.



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