A difference that I don't think many of us are talking about is about storage capabilities for indies.
I can take a project, burn most of the raw footage to a dozen DVD's, copy it to a couple of harddrives, and keep that in my bedroom.
With film, if I stored it on the same shelf, that isn't humidity or temperature controlled, it's going to degrade much quicker than if it was professionally stored.
I can afford to store a lot of digital stuff I shoot. While film stuff I shoot, I feel is going to degrade much quicker since it isn't temperature/humidity controlled.
I don't know, I don't have experience with storing film on my own long term, but I have experience storing digital long term and from what I understand it takes far less resources for me.