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July 29th-Aug 1st, 2021  Las Vegas - Galaxy Theaters

Our show only has one purpose and that is to get our winning films and scripts into distribution and production where a filmmaker or writer can see REAL results, not just promises.

As part of the AOF Megafest, we offer amazing theaters, great industry connections, fantastic seminars, great parties and amazing award show events.

FIRST FRAME INTERNATIONAL SUBMISSION CATEGORIES:

Long Form:

Feature Film (Comedy/Drama)

Documentary Feature Film 

Foreign Feature Film

Animated Feature Film 

LGBTQ Feature Film

Horror/Sci-Fi Feature Film 

Short Form:

Short Film (Comedy/Drama)

Documentary Short Film 

Foreign Short Film 

Animated Short Film 

LGBTQ Short Film 

Horror/Sci-Fi Short Film 

TV Pilot 

Web Series

Music Video

*Actor/Actress Reels 

SCREENPLAY COMPETITION:

 

Feature Screenplay

Short Screenplay

TV Pilot Screenplay 
Web Series Pilot Screenplay 
Concept 
Writer 

 

Speciality Categories: (Based on submissions listed above.)

First Time Filmmaker 

Director 

Best Actor 

Best Actress

Best Supporting Actor

Best Supporting Actress

Best Trailer

Best Newcomer 

FIRST FRAME INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION AWARDS:

There is only 1 winner per category for each award. Every winner will receive a Laurel and a certificate. Trophies will be given in the following categories: Best Feature, Best Short, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Screenplay. Winners that wish to purchase trophies or additional trophies may do so at the festival.  

Best Feature Film - The winning filmmaker(s) will receive a distribution deal as well as the services provided by www.DevelopYourMovie.com, all free of charge for their next feature film. 

Best Short Film - The winning filmmaker(s) will receive development deal as well as services provided by www.DevelopYourMovie.com free of charge for their first (or next) feature film. 

Best First Time Filmmaker - The winner will receive the services provided by www.DevelopYourMovie.com free of charge for their first (or next) feature film. 

 

Best Director - the winner will receive a job offer to direct in a Different Duck Film project in 2021-2022.

 

Best Actor - the winner will receive a job offer to co-star in a Different Duck Film project in 2021-2022.

 

Best Actress - the winner will receive a job offer to co-star in a Different Duck Film project in 2021-2022.

 

Best Screenplay - The winning writer will receive the services provided by www.DevelopYourMovie.com free of charge for their first (or next) feature film.

 

The winning filmmaker(s) will receive introductions to credible artists, and expert advice on getting the film sold and distributed for the following categories:

Best Actor Reel

Best Actress Reel

Best Foreign Film 

Best Documentary Feature Film 
Best Documentary Short Film 
Best TV Pilot 
Best Web Series
Best Animated Film
Best Student Film 
Best Music Video 
Best LGBTQ Feature Film
Best LGBTQ Short Film 
Best Horror/Sci-Fi Feature Film 
Best Horror/Sci-Fi Short Film

Best Supporting Actor

Best Supporting Actress

Best Trailer

Best Newcomer 

 
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SCREENPLAY COMPETITION AWARDS:

 

Best Feature Screenplay - The winner will receive an option and development deal with Different Duck Films.

 

Best Short Screenplay - The winning screenplay will be funded and produced by Develop Your Movie and Different Duck Films. 

 

The winner will receive introductions to credible artists to help get your work made, and expert advice on what to do to get the screenplay produced and/or sold in the following categories:

 

Best TV Pilot Screenplay 
Best Web Series Pilot Screenplay 
Best Concept 
Best Writer 

Creators of the First Frame Film Festival 

     Rob Margolies is the co-writer, producer, and director for Bobcat. Rob is a graduate from Chapman University with a BFA in Film Production, during which he was awarded a scholarship that entitled him to be mentored by Oscar-Winning Director William Friedkin. Margolies also produced the first ever film by the Duffer Brothers, creators of “STRANGER THINGS”, who were his fellow students.

     In 2009, Rob was honored as the Chapman University Alumnus of the Year.   

     Margolies’ first movie “LIFELINES” stars Jane Adams, Dreama Walker, Joe Morton, and Josh Pais. It was purchased and distributed by Kanbar Entertainment after it won several awards at film festivals across the country.

     Margolies’ second movie “SHE WANTS ME” received worldwide distribution by Lionsgate, and stars Josh Gad, Hilary Duff, and Charlie Sheen, and many more stars. Margolies’ third movie,

“ROOMMATE WANTED” stars Alexa Vega, Spencer Grammer, and Kathryn Morris, and it was also purchased and distributed worldwide by Lionsgate.

     Margolies had three feature films released worldwide in 2020.  “ALL YOU CAN EAT”, starring Randy Quaid, Kathy Najimy, Ashley Johnson, Jason Mewes, and Peter Scolari. “IMMORTAL” starring Tony Todd, Dylan Baker, Mario Van Peebles, Agnes Bruckner, Vanessa Lengies, and Robin Bartlett and “YES” starring Tim Realbuto, Nolan Gould, Oscar Nunez, and Siobhan Fallon.​     Margolies is currently attached to several other feature films with all-star casts, including “BOBCAT MORETTI”, “BURNING GIRL, A SEXUAL and “THE INTIMACY COORDINATOR”​​

Co-Creator 

Jessica Carollo grew up on the set of “All My Children '' watching her mom hairstyle Academy Award nominee Amanda Seyfried, Michael B. Jordan, Josh Duhamel, Kelly Ripa and Susan Lucci.

A graduate of the Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York City, Jessica has worked as a freelance creative production assistant for ABC Tamron Hall Show, video producer for the Path Fund’s “Rockers on Broadway” honoring Billy Porter for Broadway On Demand and she was the producer/editor for the YouTube Series, “NYC Smile 4 Me” hosted by Chris Bohinski. 

 

Jessica's on-screen performance credits include Comedy Central's Awkwafina is Nora from Queens, Amazon Prime’s series, “What Exit?”, featured roles on "Red Oaks" on Amazon and "Kevin Can Wait" on CBS. Her stage credits include Kennedy’s Children for Regeneration Theater, New York Fringe Festival musical comedy, "Invader? I hardly know her!” and debuting in the NY premiere stage reading of "Panic! The musical" for NY Theater Barn.
 

Jessica was working as Chief to Staff for FOH for the Broadway show “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.” In 2020 she became a producer for Different Duck Films, organizing the campaign and the second half of “Bobcat Moretti”. Jessica is a SAG/AFTRA & AEA actress, Producer and video editor based in New York.

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