Film festivals: More than just a place to win awards

Acorn Staff Writer

Michael Picarella

Many filmmakers enter film festivals to get their movies seen by Hollywood executives and to win awards. Showing your film on the big screen for the first time is a thrill indeed. But there’s something else about film festivals that’s very important and should not be overlooked: Meeting and networking with other filmmakers.
I recently attended the Chicago Film Festival in downtown Chicago. "1 2 3," a full-length movie that I wrote and direc...

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