Brenda Song's short comedy First Kiss won the ''Best of the Festival'' award at the annual TriMedia Film Festival in Fort Collins, Colorado. The festival is known for having an ''innovative tri-medi focus featuring independent film, TV pilots/specials, and live theatre, with a PG-13 or equivalent rating limit''.
Charles Hood directed and wrote the film, which is about a young couple who encounter all sorts of obstacles while trying their first kiss. Natalie Victoria and Sam Mazzello co-star in the film.
Song, last seen in Oscar-winning blockbuster The Social Network, starred in the short comedy alongside her Social Network co-star Joseph Mazzello.
First Kiss has been a fan favorite at many popular film festivals all over the United States. The film was initially shown at the 85th annual Catalina Film Festival and later screened at the Omaha Film Award, where it won the Best Short Film award. At the Catalina Film Festival, PressPassLA reported that the film was a clear fan favorite from the start. The news site reported:
Next up, was First Kiss, a clear crowd favorite from the start. A simple tale about a guy and girl attempting to lock lips and coming up against unforeseen obstacles- meddling roommates, strangers attempting to steal their parking spot, neighbors moving, even a poor dog who is just at the wrong place at the wrong time! The audience was laughing throughout and the short did a good job of poking fun at itself.
The film was later screened at numerous film festivals including the L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival, Free State Film Festival, Litchfield Hills Film Festival and Rhode Island International Film Festival. The film is set to be screened at the BendFilm Festival and the Austin Film Festival in October.