You probably know that one of the most valuable traits of a film festival is the access it affords you to others in the industry. Festival programmers, distribution companies, potential colleagues-- they're all there. If you know that your feelings of intimidation and awkwardness are costing opportunities to make valuable connections, try keeping these tips in mind.
My sister-in-law invites her blog readers to a "sneak peak" of something new. Predictably, I lose my $#!†.