Film Festivals are a bit like conventions or auto shows. The bigger ones get the entire industry and they transform from a cultural celebration to one big networking showdown. The energy is driven by the potential more than the reality: will your film be discovered and you be given a pot of gold and the keys to Hollywood? Many try to adjust to reality and just hope to meet some agents and distributors that they can follow up with later? The ambitious dream of meeting financiers or movie stars.