Additionally, many film festivals have special programs for short films, a format not easily seen outside of the film festival circuit. For film students whose work is often primarily short format, this allows you a chance to see well-crafted short films and stories to help inspire your own work. Film festivals are filled with the filmmakers who spent countless hours producing their work. Most of these filmmakers want nothing more than to talk about the film, the process of creating that film and provide inspiration to young filmmakers, like yourself. For aspiring filmmakers, this is an excellent opportunity to learn from successful filmmakers and how others are finding ways to get their work made.