How important are film festivals -- especially the smaller ones, like the Sarasota and Fort Lauderdale International Film Festivals? My actor friends say they can be terrific showcases for their work, and the only chance they have to show their range. Most have roles in student flicks of varying quality. What about the rest of you -- craftys, special effects, location scouts? Do film festivals help you and if so, how? I have a radio interview with the head of the Fort Lauderdale Film Festival next week. What would you like me to ask him?