Ten Steps to Surviving Film Festivals
© Emru Townsend
Emru Townsend · From fps #7 · April 27, 2006 | Regardless of your background—student, fan, animator, artist—going to a film festival is one of the best things you can do. The same goes for conferences and conventions as well; in all cases, they provide total immersion in this strange world of ours, where you can connect with the films, the people who make them, and the people who watch them.

These gatherings may sound like a lot of fun, and they are. But they can also be exhausting, frustrating affairs of you don't approach them properly. If you're considering attending a festival for the first time, these ten tips will help you maximize your enjoyment and avoid common pitfalls.

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