In modern society, there is a strong growth in film industry. Not only in Hollywood, film industry has thrived almost all over the world. As everyone knowns, there are several important elements in film industry including film production companies, film studios, cinematography, animation, film production, screenwriting, pre-production, post production, film festivals, distribution, actors, film directors, and other film crew personnel. Among these elements, film festival is playing an increasingly important role in film industry. Film festival held effectively promote the development of film industry. No matter the actors, film directors or audience, they all can get what they need in a film festival.
For the actors and film directors, attending the film festival is a precious opportunity to gain exposure especially for the relative unknown actors and film directors. Film festival is a platform for them to show their acting skills or their own movies. In addition, all these professionals in film industry can communicate with each other and with their audience. Among these professionals, they can exchange their own understanding and opinion about filmmaking. It is a shared learning process for all the actors and film directors. The directors and actors also can communicate with the audience to know their feelings after watching movies. In other word, they can immediately get feedback from their audience which will help them get promoted in their future careers.
For the audience, film festival gives them a chance to enjoy a large number of excellent films from all over the world. There are several different types of movies are exhibited in a film festival and many of them will not be shown in cinema. Film lovers can choose the movies they want to watch according to their own preference. Take the MIFF as an example, ASH IS PUREST WHITE is a movie I have look forward for a long time and it is not shown in cinema. MIFF provide me an opportunity to watch it in advance. At the same time, the audience, in fact is the most important element of a film festival, especially for indie and perhaps not “mainstream” films. For these indie or not “mainstream” films, they carve attention. The actors and directors of these films hope more and more people can know and enjoy their movies, they hope audience are able to understand what they want to express in their movies. Filmmakers bring life, culture, and art to our eager eyes, and as the audience we have a very important job. To respond. To spread the word. To gush and talk about our emotions that surfaced during the film.
There will be more and more film festivals come to the force in the future which means that it will be much easier for the general public to experience a film festival. That would be very beneficial for the spread of film industry.