The Madness Of The Middleman.
If you're the middleman, your job is to know your customers. That's all. But many don't, so it was no surprise when I saw that Hallam Foe had won top prize at the Dinard film festival at a time when it doesn't actually have a distribution deal in France. Clearly industry insiders do not see with the same eyes as the people on the jury.
Maybe this (from http://indexed.blogspot.com/) explains why.