[Filmfestivalresearch] SCMS 2012: Film and Media Festivals SIG conference events

Skadi Loist skadi.loist at uni-hamburg.de
Tue Mar 13 01:37:03 CET 2012

Dear all:


This year's SCMS conference is only 8 days away.  Let us thus take the
opportunity to share details about meetings, drinks and panels/workshops
sponsored by the SIG.


For all of you who have not yet signed up for the SCMS Film and Media
Festivals Scholarly Interest Group, please take the time to do so:
http://www.cmstudies.org/?page=groups_filmfestivals.  Membership is without
any added cost. Your membership would be greatly appreciated by the rest of
the group and materially acknowledged by the society. 


1) Join us for a SIG MIXER on Wednesday evening, 6-8pm at Statler's Lounge.
This is a great way to start off the conference and meet other SIG members.



2) The Film and Media Festivals SIG MEETING will take place during session F
(Thursday, 22 March 2012, 11am-12.45pm) at Stanbro, Level 4.

An email with the provisional agenda will follow later this week.



3)  Below you find the list of sponsored panels/workshops and a few single
papers on film/media festivals.


We look forward to seeing many of you in Boston.

Best wishes

Skadi Loist & Ger Zielinski

Co-chairs, SCMS Film and Media Festivals Scholarly Interest Group







Wednesday, March 21, 2012 12:00PM-01:45PM (Session B)

B12: Film Festival Studies

Room: Gloucester

Chair: Kay Dickinson (Goldsmiths College, University of London)

* Boaz Hagin (Tel Aviv University), “Gay Vampires, Orthodykes, and Festival
Exoticism: Israeli Queer Cinema in a Global Context”

* Michael Talbott (New York University), “Placing Prestige: Institutional
Values vs. Personal Preferences and Category A Film Festival Juries”

* Ryan Bowles (University of California, Santa Barbara), “Screening the
Human: Frames for Subjectivity at the Human Rights Film Festival”

* Kay Dickinson (Goldsmiths College, University of London), “Destination or
Transit?: The Shopping Mall, the Free Zone, and the Dubai International Film


Thursday, March 22, 2012 09:00AM-10:45AM (Session E)

E16: The Cultural Politics of the Film Festival

Room: St. James

Chair: Cindy Wong (City University of New York, Staten Island)

* Ana Gilbert (Oswaldo Cruz Foundation), “Disability Film Festivals: A

* Tilottama Karlekar (New York University), “‘Portable Publics’ in Parallel
Realities: Tracking Documentary and Alternative Festivals in India’s

* Roger Almendarez (Northwestern University), “Mapping the Chicago Latino
Film Festival: The Borderlands of Transmedia”

* Cindy Wong (City University of New York, Staten Island), “Creative
Cinematic Geographies through the Hong Kong International Film Festival”


Thursday, March 22, 2012 01:00PM-02:45PM (Session G)

G18: Film Festivals in Latin America, Latin America at Film Festivals

Room: Stuart

Chair: Tamara Falicov (University of Kansas)

Respondent: Misha MacLaird (Independent Scholar)

* Carlos Gutierrez (Cinema Tropical), “Film Festivals in Latin America: A
Historical Overview”

* Laura Serna (University of Southern California), “The Los Angeles
International Latino Film Festival: Screening Global Latinidad in Chicano/a

* Bruce Paddington (Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival), “The Trinidad and
Tobago Film Festival (TTFF)”

* Tamara Falicov (University of Kansas), “Films in Progress (Cine en
Construccion): Shaping Latin American Films for a Global Film Market”


Friday, March 23, 2012 09:00AM-10:45AM (Session J)

J12: The Host City 1: Comparative Studies of Media Festivals and Urban

Room: Gloucester

Chair: Michelle Stewart (State University of New York, Purchase College)

* Roya Rastegar (University of California), “Arabian Nights – Competing
Cinema in the Middle East”

* Michelle Stewart (State University of New York, Purchase College), “North
African Screens: French-Maghrebi Film Exhibition in Marseille”

* Robert Peaslee (Texas Tech University), “‘Where Buzz Is Born’ vs. ‘Lubbock
or Leave It’: A Tale of Two (Host) Cities”

* Brendan Kredell (University of Calgary), “From City Branding to City
Building: The International Film Festival as Urban Development Strategy”


Friday, March 23, 2012 12:15PM-02:00PM (Session K)

K14: The Host City 2: Case Studies of Media Festivals and Urban Spaces

Room: Lexington

Chair: Robert Peaslee (Texas Tech University)

* Ran Ma (University of Hong Kong), “Celebrating the International,
Disremembering Shanghai: The Curious Case of Shanghai International Film
Festival (SIFF)”

* Toby Lee (Harvard University), “Projected Spaces: Re-imagining
Thessaloniki through Its Film Festival in Times of Crisis”

* Ioana Uricaru (University of Southern California), “Outgrowing the
Stereotype: Transilvania International Film Festival, Cluj, Romania”

* Iain Simons (Nottingham Trent University), “Games and the City”


Saturday, March 24, 2012 09:00AM-10:45AM (Session M)

M14: The Place of the Festival and its Impact on Local and Global Film and
Media Arts Communities

Room: Lexington

Chair: Skadi Loist (University of Hamburg)

* Rob Drew (Saginaw Valley State University), “‘Hell’s Half Mile’: Media
Festivals and Community – Renewal in the Postindustrial Heartland”

* Vera Zambonelli (University of Hawai’i), “The ARTS at Marks Garage”

* Ratheesh Radhakrishnan (Rice University), “Zanussi’s Betrayal: Film
Festival, Kerala, and the ‘International’”

* Dorota Ostrowska (Birkbeck, University of London), “Non-urban Film
Festival Locations: Cinema’s Gardens of Eden”


Saturday, March 24, 2012 11:00AM-12:45PM (Session N)

N14: Capital, Distinction, and Film Festivals: On Adaptations of Pierre
Bourdieu’s Work to the Study of Film Festivals

Room: Lexington

Chair: Marijke Valck (University of Amsterdam)

* Marijke de Valck (University of Amsterdam), “Film Festivals, Bourdieu, and
the Economization of Culture”

* Diane Burgess (University of British Columbia), “Why Whistler Will Never
Be Sundance, and What This Tells Us About the Field of Cultural Production”

* Su-Anne Yeo (Goldsmiths, University of London), “Themed Film Festivals and
Alternative Capital: Re-imagining the Work of Pierre Bourdieu”

* Ger Zielinski (Trent University), “On the Play of Distinction in Lesbian
and Gay Film Festivals”


Saturday, March 24, 2012 03:00PM-04:45PM (Session P)

P16: Film Festival Pedagogy: Using the Film Festival as Film Course

Room: St. James

Chair: Eric Pierson (University of San Diego)

Co-Chair: Roger Pace (University of San Diego)

Workshop Participants:

* Skadi Loist (University of Hamburg)

* Ger Zielinski (Trent University)

* Dorota Ostrowska (Birkbeck, University of London)

* Lindiwe Dovey (University of London)

* Logan Walker (University of California, Santa Cruz)





Wednesday, March 21, 2012 12:00PM-01:45PM (Session B)

B13: Alt Reception Practices

Room: Holmes

Chair: Marianna Martin (University of Chicago)

* Cynthia Felando (University of California, Santa Barbara), “Cinema Brief:
Short Films and Festivals”


Wednesday, March 21, 2012 02:00PM-03:45PM (Session C)

C10: Cinema and the Remaking of Art

Room: Emerson

Chair: Kaveh Askari (Western Washington University)

* Natasha Ritsma (Indiana University), “Pioneering the Films on Art
Movement: Art Film Festivals and Non-theatrical Exhibition Practices in the
Postwar Era”


Wednesday, March 21, 2012 04:00PM-05:45PM (Session D)

D12: Institutions of Art and Film

Room: Gloucester

Chair: Chris Robinson (University of Kansas)

* Chris Robinson (University of Kansas), “Legitimizing the Bastard: IFIDA
and the First New York Film Festival”


Thursday, March 22, 2012 01:00PM-02:45PM (Session G)

G3: Queer Aesthetics/Global Politics

Room: Beacon Hill

Chair: Karl Schoonover (Michigan State University)

* Karl Schoonover (Michigan State University), “Queer or Human?: LGBT Film
Festivals and the Liberalism of Global Culture”


Friday, March 23, 2012 12:15PM-02:00PM (Session K)

K10: East Asian Cinema, Urbanism, and Globalization

Room: Emerson

Chair: Doug Dibbern (Independent Scholar)

* Doug Dibbern (Independent Scholar), “Jia Zhang-ke and the Motifs of Travel
and Performance: Globalization and the Aesthetics of the International Film
Festival Circuit”


Saturday, March 24, 2012 09:00AM-10:45AM (Session M)

M5: Getting Over the Wall: East Asian Cinema, Hollywood, and the Cold War

Room: Brandeis Room

Chair: Hiroshi Kitamura (College of William and Mary)

* Michael Baskett (University of Kansas), “Japan’s Film Festival Diplomacy
as Cold War Culture”





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Skadi Loist, M.A. (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin)
Universität Hamburg
Institut für Medien und Kommunikation 
Von-Melle-Park 6
20146 Hamburg



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