I shoot both, so I might not be the best person to answer.
But if I can hazard a guess it is because film photography is a serious craft that demands dedication. If you do dedicate yourself to it, you will be producing pictures with a subjective artistic quality that is very difficult to achieve with digital.
Some people manage to use a digital component to that effect. One famous example is Sebastiao Salgado, who went from medium format film cameras to digital full frame. He still wet prints from a digital negative, though and his amazingvresults stem from a lifetime of mastery of the analogue process.
Digital is the fastest and easiest way to produce a usable image. Analogue is neither fast nor easy, but extremely rewarding.
P.S. I've tried the VSCO app and I didn't like their filters. They create a very obvious mock lomo look, ie emulating expired film that is badly exposed, developed and handled. They do not, neither can they emulate the look of professionally handled film.
I also use Film Efex filters from Nik from time to time. While they look much better than VSCO, you could never pass them off as actual film photos.
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