First Look is the yearly USC School of Cinematic Arts showcase for advanced projects run by the Industry Relations Office.

Creative Artist Agency Managing Director
Bryan Lourd, Auerbach, and Dean
Elizabeth M. Daley.

An Industry Jury selects nominated films for each of the following categories and the Winners screen at the Awards Ceremony at the United Talent Agency:

  • Animation
  • Comedy
  • Documentary
  • Drama
  • Social Change
  • Thriller/Sci-fi/Horror

Each track also has a Faculty Jury that select the following Faculty Awards presented at the Faculty Awards reception at the School of Cinematic Arts:

  • Cinematography
  • Directing
  • Editing
  • Producing
  • Production Design
  • Screenwriting
  • Sound

Jury winners screen at top agencies, such as UTA, followed by a reception. Our Industry Relations site will have private logins to review each participant's film. We share this with agents, managers, producers, studio executives and film festival programmers to discover our up and coming filmmakers.