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25th Annual FirstGlance Film Festival

Presented by FirstGlance Films at The Colonial Theatre, Phoenixville PA

Oct 14 - 16 2022
25th Annual FirstGlance Film Festival

Bringing indie and local films to the big screen for 25 years, FirstGlance Film Festival, Philadelphia’s Independent Film Festival since 1996, returns to the iconic Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, Pa., October 14 -16, 2022.

50 independent films from professional, emerging, and student filmmakers will  compete for awards in over 20  categories.  Movies screening are from Canada, the Czech Republic, the Russian Federation, Finland, the Netherlands, Japan, France, and China, as well as, from across the United States and the Tri-State Area. Attendees will get a first glance of these films as most are world, USA, or Philadelphia premieres.

Program highlights include a “Shot in Philly” screening plus themed

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Single tickets $15, $20 – All Access Passes $150


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Additional time info:

October 14, 2022 – Official Red Carpet – 4:30 – 7:45 p.m.

October 16, 2022 – Awards Ceremony – 9:15 p.m.

October 14-16, 2022 – Afterparties each night at 10:30 p.m.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


The Colonial Theatre

227 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460

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