It’s a cultural and social gathering with an emphasis on screening films. Typically, a film festival consists of screenings, educational programs and social gatherings that are a great interactive opportunity to see new, often unknown films, while meeting filmmakers and film fans. Festivals are run all over the world. Some are even film specific, playing a certain type of film. An example would be a horror film festival, documentary film festival or an animation film festival. Others have broader regulations and play a wide variety of films ranging from shorts to features, comedies to dramas, and docs to animation.