[Filmfestivalresearch] People's Third World Festival 1970 San Francisco

Steve Presence Stephen.Presence at live.uwe.ac.uk
Fri Aug 1 13:34:20 CEST 2014

Dear Clarissa,

A good starting point would be Cynthia A. Young's excellent book, Soul Power: Culture, Radicalism, and the Making of U.S Third World Left (2006). Chapters 2, 3 and 4 discuss radical film culture in the 1960s and 70s, and chapters 3 and 4 focus respectively on Newsreel and Third World Newsreel. They would almost certainly have been involved in the festival. 

California Newsreel still exist and are based in San Francisco (http://newsreel.org/), so I'd give them a shout, too.

Good luck!

Best wishes,

Steve Presence
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I'm wondering if anyone has heard of or knows anything about the People?s
Third World Festival which took place in San Francisco, November 18-21 in
1970 or 1971. It may be called something slightly different and it may have
been more than a film festival, but I came across the reference in issue 1
of *Women & Film* magazine and I'd like to know a little more about it if
anyone out there has any information...


Clarissa Jacob

Clarissa K. Jacob


PhD Candidate
Media Arts
Royal Holloway
University of London


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For any of you who are keen to speak on this topic at SCMS, a reminder that proposals are due!

We have received an excellent handful of proposals and may be able to form two panels, if interest warrants.

Let us know if you are still planning to submit a proposal to us!

Antoine Damiens and Ger Zielinski

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Subject: SCMS Festival SIG: CFP: Pre-Constituted Panel: Between the Lines

CFP: Pre-Constituted Panel for SCMS 2015 Montreal (March 25-28)

Panel title: ?Between the Lines: On Film Festivals and the Politics of Language?

Organizers: Antoine Damiens ( a_damie at live.concordia.ca ), PhD student in Film and Moving Image, Concordia University, Montreal, and Dr. Ger Zielinski ( geraldzielinski at trentu.ca ), Cultural Studies Department, Trent University (Canada)

Natural language has been with film from its very beginning with written titles and intertitles to spoken language and subtitles with the introduction of sound. Different distribution territories will receive translations of the film, dubbed or subtitled, and posters and other publicity suited to the designated culture. While English has become the de-facto lingua franca of most types of film festivals around the world in general, as international critics and filmmakers circulate through the various interlinked festival circuits, any individual festival proves to be a rich site for types of analysis that take into account the use, status and importance of language.

Building on research done on accented cinemas, subtitles and translation (into what language(s)?), publicity (local or international?), and so forth, we are keen to extend and develop new approaches to understanding the play of language(s) in the multifaceted context of film festivals.

Questions to consider include, among others, which language(s) was (were) selected for a festival and why? How do funding or other policies influence how languages are represented or used? What cultural, social or political aspects are brought into relief or suppressed through these putatively pragmatic decisions? What is the character of the translations in the various texts that permeate the festival, from catalogues to posters to subtitles or dubbing?

Suggested paper topics (not exclusive):
Controversies at film festivals over language(s) represented (and not).
Translation in (international) film festivals.
How festivals are accented.
Film festival and language policy.
Film festivals, language and funding.
Politics of language at film festivals.
How festivals negotiate languages in principle and in practice.
Regional versus inter/national languages.

Following SCMS's guidelines, please include 1) your full name and academic affiliation (email address that you will use when registering on the SCMS website), 2) title of paper, 3) a summary no longer than 2500 characters including spaces and hard returns, 4) 5 complete bibliographic sources, and 5) a short academic biography of no longer than 500 characters.

Email your proposal (in the body of the email, not as an attachment) to both Antoine Damiens ( a_damie at live.concordia.ca ) and Ger Zielinski ( geraldzielinski at trentu.ca ) by Monday, July 28, 2014. Should we receive enough quality proposals to constitute more than one panel of four presenters, we would gladly arrange for that. We plan to inform those, who submit a proposal, of our decision within a week of the deadline.


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Just so you know, Rose Kuo, formerly with New York Film Society and NYFF is head of the new Film Festival in Zhejiang Province.  Rose KUO [rosekuo at me.com]
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Dear List Members,

We have another brief round-up notice detailing updates to the Chinese Film Festival Studies website (www.chinesefilmfeststudies.org<http://www.chinesefilmfeststudies.org/>). In the past month, we've added the following material:
NEWS: In July, media in and outside China reported that the county of Anji, in Zhejiang Province, announced that it would be partnering with the Cannes Film Festival to build a new "film city". Inevitably, this will apparently include an international film festival. We link on the website to the original China Daily report on this project. In addition, Chris Berry, one of the original network project members, has just published a review in Senses of Cinema of this year's Far East Film Festival, which took place between April and May in Udine, Italy. We have a link to the report on the website.

ARCHIVE: With the help of Meng Jing, we have now compiled a bibliography of writing in Chinese on Chinese film festivals, covering academic and non-academic writing. This file can now be accessed under the Archives section of the website. This bibliography is partial and ongoing, and is primarily derived from searches of academic databases, film journals, and online search engines. If you have suggestions for articles, blog posts or commentary that we have missed, please contact us directly so that we can update it!

Thank you,

Chris Berry and Luke Robinson
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