[Filmfestivalresearch] The Busan IFF in Crisis, or What Should a Film Festival Be?

Dina Iordanova dina.iordanova at st-andrews.ac.uk
Sun Oct 4 18:45:47 CEST 2015

Dear friends and colleagues,

The article by the above title, by Chris Berry, Darae Kim and myself, has
now appeared in the current issue of FILM QUARTERLY.
We are discussing matters of city managerialism and festival intervention
by municipal stakeholders in an overall neoliberal climate.
We also raise queries related to ethics and cultural management in the
festival galaxy. 
B. Ruby Rich, the editor of Film Quarterly, has also provided further
illuminating commentary in her introduction to the issue, which can be
found online.

We are trying to address general issues that we believe are of importance
beyond BIFF -- as what we first saw manifested at Busan has been replayed
since around the globe in places as diverse as Turkey, Italy, Abu Dhabi,
Israel, and perhaps elsewhere -- and hope that this text will be of
interest for you.

Best wishes: Dina

Dina Iordanova FRSA
Professor of Global Cinema and Creative Cultures
Director, Institute for Global Cinema and Creative Cultures (IGCCC)
Publisher, St Andrews Film Studies
University of St Andrews, Scotland



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