Film festivals offer a chance to immerse yourself in film for several days without distractions, to learn from Q&A sessions with filmmakers, and to meet others who share your passion. There are hundreds of international film festivals to choose from. In summertime, I usually attend the Provincetown International Film Festival. But in 2019, I will add the Woods Hole Film Festival, and the Nantucket Film Festival to my list. The Nantucket Film Festival features both film and screenplay competitions. I booked my room for that one a year in advance. The island is small and the festival is large.