[Filmfestivalresearch] NECS 2014 cfp, pre-constituted panel "Festival Origins"?

Papadimitriou, Lydia L.Papadimitriou at ljmu.ac.uk
Wed Dec 4 23:04:19 CET 2013

HI Jeffrey, Kirsten and all -

I would like to add a suggestion for a potential paper on this panel that I believe would complement nicely the other two.  I propose a paper on the origins of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, which began in 1960 as "Week of Greek Cinema",  later re-named as "Thessaloniki Film Festival" (while still focused on the national output), and finally expanded into an international festival in 1996. Its origins in the attempts to establish recognition for the national film industry at a time of affluence and abundance of Greek films can be insightfully contrasted with its current and more contested role as a showcase for the national production. Please let me know if you would be interested in such a paper.

All best,


Dr Lydia Papadimitriou
Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer in Film Studies
Liverpool John Moores University
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Tel. 0151 2314769


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From: Filmfestivalresearch [filmfestivalresearch-bounces at listcultures.org] on behalf of Kirsten Stevens [kirsten.e.stevens at gmail.com]
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Subject: Re: [Filmfestivalresearch] NECS 2014 cfp, pre-constituted panel "Festival Origins"?

Hi Jeffrey and All,

I would be very interested in contributing to a pre-constituted panel on
"Festival Origins" for the NECS conference.

My own work has been looking at the Melbourne International Film Festival
and its development in 1952 out of the film society movement in Australia -
an origin that created a very different type of festival to the events
emerging elsewhere in the world at that time. Please let me know if you
think a paper on this topic might fit  into the panel you are proposing.

All the best,


Kirsten Stevens
Film and Television Studies
Monash University, Australia

On Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 7:14 AM, Jeffrey K. Ruoff <
Jeffrey.K.Ruoff at dartmouth.edu> wrote:

> Hi everybody,
> I'd be interested in proposing a pre-constituted panel on "Festival
> Origins," including my own contribution "A Festival is Born: Telluride
> 1974."
> In my own paper, I don't intend origins as some kind of miraculous birth,
> since Telluride grew organically out of the archival, exhibition, and
> programming practices of its three co-founders, practices that dated back
> to the 1950s (in the case of James Card) and 1960s (in the cases of Bill
> Pence and Tom Luddy).
> Best wishes,
> Jeffrey Ruoff
> Film and Media Studies
> 204 Black Family Visual Arts Center
> 22 Lebanon Street, HB6194
> Dartmouth College
> Hanover, NH 03755, USA
> Tel: (603) 646-1553
> Fax: (603) 646-3848
> Http: www.dartmouth.edu/~jruoff, www.pilobolusfilm.com
> On Dec 4, 2013, at 7:00, "Valck, Marijke de" <M.deValck at uva.nl> wrote:
> > Dear all,
> >
> > The Call for Papers for the NECS 2014 Conference "Creative Energies,
> Creative Industries" is  out. The event will be held in Milan (Italy) on
> June 19-21, 2014 and be hosted by Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. For
> further information please go to
> http://necs.org/news/overview#/node/102535
> >
> > As in previous years, the film festival research group and the FFRN
> would like have an active presence at NECS with pre-constituted panels on
> film festivals. To facilitate the formation of pre-constituted panels we
> invite everyone to share their paper and/or panel proposals with the list
> members. Rules for submission have changed compared to earlier editions and
> individuals may only apply with one paper.* Thus, if more than one
> pre-constituted panel on film festivals can be formed, different
> individuals will need to bear responsibility for submitting a panel. We can
> use this list to bring people together. I will happily step in to moderate
> whenever needed.
> >
> > Submission deadline is January 31, 2014.
> >
> > Best wishes,
> > Marijke de Valck
> >
> > * In addition you are allowed to act as chair, workshop participant, or
> respondent.
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