The Importance of Film Festivals in the 21st Century Festivals and Events Films and Musicians Film festivals have provided some of the most important factors involving the promotion and screening of independent movies all around the world. With a lot of countries hosting their own international film festivals, it’s clearly an important factor in the film industry that should keep its mark. In the 21st century, we need diversity in film festivals to showcase cultural importance in the film industry. Festivals should provide more breadth in the variety of viewers they represent. Cinema is the most viewed and the most popular art for society. It speaks a language of understanding to anyone and can be accessed almost anywhere. With technology and streaming on the rise, film festivals are exceptional in the workings of communication between the most distant countries and art mediums. These festivals are contributors to the polarized world, speaking multiple languages and providing the ability to hear diverse languages from divided areas. Visiting Film Festivals, you get a lot more information and a more solid experience than any entertainment TV show can provide to viewers. At film festivals, you can not only meet the actual characters but also see the storylines unfolding in front of you. Film festivals are there to watch the film without interruptions. Whether being a documentary with important viewpoints and information or a film for the pure love of entertainment, film festivals provide these possibilities for people to enjoy it together. Film festivals provide filmmakers and storytellers the opportunity to be able to share their art together in close personal contact, being able to discuss the films and documentaries. This provides the filmmakers time to be able to learn from each other and get new ideas, explore new cultures, and celebrate creativity. Film Festivals keep the excitement toward the cinematic world alive to audiences, which is very important due to streaming platforms keeping viewers indoors. They can inspire many young people to think about a career and build a love for the film industry and films overall. The existence of film festivals is important to the industry to survive as a cinematic experience for film lovers and filmmakers, to keep the spirit of cinematic importance alive.