I have seen some terrific films this year, and one or two that were not so great. It's both inspiring and frustrating - inspiring because it makes you want to do great work, and frustrating because you see how many other people are out there doing great work already and competing with you to get your films out there into the wider world, whether at Sundance or elsewhere.
Ultimately, it doesn't make me want to give up. I'm ready to get back to work on new projects. So I guess that's a good thing. And, hey, it's Sundance.