These days there’s a film festival for every taste. “The big festivals, Sundance (ski bums and L.A. players), Toronto (largely sold out before it starts) and Cannes (essentially a massive scrum of 3,500 journalists), mean congestion in the streets, lineups for everything and a hierarchy of press, industry and VIPs that can overwhelm a mere film lover. Add the logistics of getting tickets, getting into the theatre — never mind a party — and the bigger fests can start to feel suspiciously like work. Fortunately, for someone willing to travel, there are so many festivals that there is an almost endless choice of alternatives.”