LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - September 06, 2016) - The team behind the Sundance Film Festival Audience Award Winning feature film "First Girl I Loved" will be launching a contest titled "First Person I Loved" starting September 6th in conjunction with the film's Los Angeles premiere on October 18th. The winner of the contest will receive an all-expense paid trip for two to Los Angeles, a luxury shopping spree and 2 VIP tickets to the film's red carpet premiere at the historic Vista Theatre in Los Angeles with a celebrity-filled after party.
The contest asks entrants to film a one to two-minute video detailing their first love. What did it feel like? How did it shape who you are today? What do you still remember about that moment? Entrants are asked to upload the video to YouTube or Instagram and send the link through the website www.firstgirliloved.com.
Entrants can help their post receive more exposure via social media so others can watch it by using the hashtag #firstgirliloved. Video selection ends October 1st with 10 finalists announced on October 4th. Once the 10 finalists are announced, the general public will have the chance to vote for their favorite video by visiting the website www.firstgirliloved.com, which will help in deciding the final winner. Contest officially ends October 10th with the winner announced October 11th. Full contest details, rules and regulations can be found on the website: www.firstgirliloved.com.
"First Girl I Loved" is being released in conjunction with the It Gets Better Project and with support from Sundance Institute's Artist Services program. The film, which has played many festivals around the world including Sundance Film Festival (where it won the Audience Award: NEXT, Presented by Adobe) and Outfest, is the story of seventeen-year-old Anne who just fell in love with Sasha, the most popular girl at her public high school. But when Anne tells her best friend Clifton -- who has always harbored a secret crush -- he does his best to get in the way. The movie stars Dylan Gelula (who plays Xanthippe Vorhees on "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"), Brianna Hildebrand (just nominated for a Teen Choice Award for playing Negasonic Teenage Warhead in "Deadpool") and Pamela Aldon (series lead/writer on FX's "Better Things") and is coming out on demand, itunes and in theaters on October 18th.
A portion of the film's proceeds will go to benefit the It Gets Better Project. The It Gets Better Project was created to show young LGBT people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach -- if they can just get through their teen years. The It Gets Better Project has become a worldwide movement, inspiring more than 50,000 user-created videos viewed more than 50 million times.
First Girl I Loved is a PSH Collective production in association with Whitewater Films, Tilted Windmill Productions, Bee-Hive Prods. and Blacklist Digital. (Domestic sales: CAA, Los Angeles.) Produced by Seth Caplan, Ross Putman, David Hunter. Executive producers, Robert Compton, Leslie Braun, Stephen Braun, Marcus Villigran, Greta Villigran, Peter Parshall Jensen, Stacey Parshall Jensen, Tims Johnson, Narbeh Tatoussian, Rick Rosenthal, Matt Ratner and Bert Kern.
For media and interview inquiries, please contact Tad Hamilton of Mosaic Public Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 323-424-7499.
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