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FIRST TIME FEST The Second Time Around – Kick-Off & Submissions Announcement

FIRST TIME FEST The Second Time Around – Kick-Off & Submissions Announcement

The Second Time Around for FIRST TIME FEST is set for April 3 – 7, 2014, announced Fest Co-Founders Johanna Bennett and Mandy Ward at a kick-off event at FTF’s new home, NeueHouse which will act as the primary location for panels, workshops, selected film presentations, parties and the filmmaker lounge.   FTF will continue to present film

Filmmaker Profile: Tony Glazer (Writer/Director – ‘JUNCTION’) – THE FIRST TIME FEST

In the idyllic upscale neighborhood of Verterra Hill, a privatized community full of manicured lawns and sprawling colonials, four strangers make a choice that sets in motion a series of events that will change their lives, the lives of some not-so-innocent homeowners and a troubled police force forever.  On a road full of twists and turns each

Filmmaker Profile: Amy Nicholson (Director – ‘ZIPPER’) – THE FIRST TIME FEST

A story about greed, politics and the land grab of the century, ‘ZIPPER‘ chronicles the battle over an American cultural icon. Small-time ride operator, Eddie Miranda, proudly operates a 38-year-old carnival contraption called the Zipper in the heart of Coney Island’s gritty amusement district. When his rented lot is snatched up by an opportunistic real

Filmmaker Profile: Seth Fisher (Writer/Director – ‘BLUMENTHAL’) – THE FIRST TIME FEST

Celebrated playwright, Harold Blumenthal, has passed away after succumbing to cardiac arrest while laughing at his own joke. Now, Harold’s estranged and jealous brother, Saul, must confront his personal hang-ups  to deliver himself from an epic bout of constipation. Meanwhile, Saul’s wife Cheryl and son Ethan must grapple with their own personal obstacles through a

Interview: Johanna Bennett & Mandy Ward (Co-Founders – THE FIRST TIME FEST)

From Orson Welles’s ‘Citizen Kane’ to John Huston’s ‘The Maltese Falcon‘, Rob Reiner’s ‘This is Spinal Tap’, Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Reservoir Dogs’ and Sam Mendes’s ‘American Beauty’, first films have proven to be the benchmark for some of our greatest cinematic voices. FIRST TIME FEST aims to discover and present the next generation of great filmmakers

The First Time Film Festival Takes Place March 1-4, 2013 @ The Players & Loews Village vii

The First Time Film Festival is a new and unique film festival taking place in New York City from March 1 – 4, 2013. Just as Stanley Kubrick had ‘KILLER’S KISS‘, Darren Aronofsky ‘PI‘, and John Huston ‘THE MALTESE FALCON‘ as their first works (all of which will be screened during the festival), First Time

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