As many events have gone virtual in the pandemic era, film festivals have had to adapt and utilize online platforms, including Cannes. A Variety Streaming Room event with the Locarno Film Festival’s StepIn industry program saw panelists discuss the positive and negative shifts offered by festivals taking the virtual route. The session features Jérôme Paillard, executive director of Cannes Film Market; Lili Hinstin, artistic director of the Locarno Film Festival; Alberto Barbera, artistic director of the Venice Film Festival; Sarah Schweitzman, from CAA’s Film Finance and Sales Group, which helped set up the agency-led virtual film market at Cannes; and Tabitha Jackson, director of the Sundance Film Festival.