[Filmfestivalresearch] New FFY Out Soon: Film Festivals and the Middle East - Discounted Offer

Stefanie Van de Peer stefanievandepeer at gmail.com
Mon Apr 14 11:01:46 CEST 2014


*Film Festival Yearbook 6: Film Festivals and the Middle East*

Dina Iordanova and Stefanie Van de Peer (eds)

This new *Film Festival Yearbook* focuses on a scandalously overlooked area
in film and festival studies: the Middle East and North Africa. With its
glamorous international and modest national film festivals, the Middle East
and North Africa deserve more sustained analysis and attention from film
scholars. Investigating the film culture and film festivals of this area,
this collection reveals how a culturally-informed geopolitical scope can
ultimately shape a distinct and evolving cinematic take on the world. This
collection of essays - with contributions from  Laura U. Marks, Alberto
Elena, Jean-Michel Frodon, Gönül Donmez-Colin, Chris Berry, Savas Arslan,
Alisa Lebow, and many others - investigates the circuit of films, the
impact of festivals and the representation of the Middle Eastern peoples,
cultures and languages on international screens. The book will be published
in May 2014.

*Praise for FFY6:*

"This book is chock full of original research that will fascinate media
scholars interested in the Middle East as well as scholars, programmers,
and critics of film festivals in and outside of the region. With 29
different contributions, this book is comprehensive and eclectic. Film
Festivals and the Middle East provides an indispensable introduction to a
long-overlooked region." - Jeffrey Ruoff (Dartmouth College, author of* Coming
Soon to a Festival near You*)

"Ranging from Turkey to the Maghreb, Film Festivals and the Middle East
provides a wealth of information from the early festivals that arose in
Iran and Tunisia to those established in three Gulf emirates since 2004. In
their wide-ranging introduction the editors promote interaction among local
and foreign producers, directors, and critics.  They showcase cultural
achievements and aspirations to the world at large, while locally fostering
a cinema culture along with an appreciation of indigenous productions." -
Josef Gugler (University of Connecticut, author of *Film in the Middle East
and North Africa*)

To buy the new Film Festival Yearbook at a special reduced price, please go
to the St Andrews Film Studies Publishing House's webshop and use the code
FFY6PSO, before 30 April 2014.

Online Catalogue and Shop: http://stafs.org/catalogue/

Dr Stefanie Van de Peer
Teaching Fellow Global Cinema
University of Stirling

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