So far my first experience has been fairly interesting. Even though it's a fairly local film festival I realized just how average my skills are. When I go to my school media class, I am considered the "video expert", but in the real world there are plenty of people just as skilled as you are. Which is very eye opening. Currently there is a voting for the "People's Choice Award" at http://filmfest.lancfound.org for the Lancaster County Community Foundation Film Fest. I'm not asking you to vote for me because that seems fairly selfish but I think that there's quite a few great films there and you should at least check some of them out and if you could vote for my film "The Big, Little Story" by Zachary Will under the High School Category.
Zachary Will is an Award-Winning Filmmaker creating short films and content for the Internet as the owner of Riverside Studios. He has a Bachelor's in Film from Full Sail University. He has worked on productions for companies like Webmd, Sears, Home Depot, Six Flags and more!
"the trick is to never give up... I think the secret of success is not how little you get knocked down but how often you get back up." - Gareth Edwards