[Filmfestivalresearch] New publication announcement - Film Festivals: History, Theory, Method, Practice

Skadi Loist skadi.loist at uni-rostock.de
Tue Apr 19 17:35:38 CEST 2016

Dear colleagues,


we’re happy to announce that Routledge has published FILM FESTIVALS: HISTORY, THEORY, METHOD, PRACTICE, edited by Marijke de Valck (Utrecht University,

Netherlands), Brendan Kredell (Oakland University, USA) and Skadi Loist (University of Rostock, Germany).  


About the Book

The last decade has witnessed an explosion of interest in film festivals, with the field growing to a position of prominence within the space of a few short years. Film Festivals: History, Theory, Method, Practice represents a major addition to the literature on this topic, offering an authoritative and comprehensive introduction to the area. With a combination of chapters specifically examining history, theory, method and practice, it offers a clear structure and systematic approach for the study of film festivals.

Offering a collection of essays written by an international range of established scholars, it discusses well-known film festivals in Europe, North America and Asia, but equally devotes attention to the diverse range of smaller and/or specialized events that take place around the globe. It provides essential knowledge on the origin and development of film festivals, discusses the use of theory to study festivals, explores the methods of ethnographic and archival research, and looks closely at the professional practice of programming and film funding. Each section, moreover, is introduced by the editors, and all chapters include useful suggestions for further reading.

This will be an essential textbook for students studying film festivals as part of their film, media and cultural studies courses, as well as a strong research tool for scholars that wish to familiarize themselves with this burgeoning field.


Table of Contents



The Film Festival and Film Culture’s Transnational Essence | Dina Iordanova



What is a Film Festival? How to Study Festivals and Why You Should | Marijke de Valck  


Part I - History

Introduction | Brendan Kredell


1 Making Film History at the Cannes film festival | Dorota Ostrowska


2 Film Festivals in Asia: Notes on History, Geography and Power from a Distance | Julian Stringer


3 The Film Festival Circuit: Networks, Hierarchies, and Circulation | Skadi Loist


Part II - Theory

Introduction | Marijke de Valck


4 Contingency, Time and Event: An Archaeological Approach to the Film Festival | Janet Harbord


5 Publics and Counterpublics: Rethinking Film Festivals as Public Spheres | Cindy Hing-Yuk Wong


6 Fostering Art, Adding Value, Cultivating Taste: Film Festivals as Sites of Cultural Legitimization | Marijke de Valck


Part III - Method

Introduction | Skadi Loist


7 Being There, Taking Place: Ethnography at the Film Festival | Toby Lee


8 On Studying Film Festival Ephemera: The Case of Queer Film Festivals and Archives of Feelings | Ger Zielinski


9 Positionality and Film Festival Research: A Conversation | Diane Burgess and Brendan Kredell


Part IV - Practice

Introduction | Brendan Kredell


10 Seeing Differently: The Curatorial Potential of Film Festival Programming | Roya Rastegar


11 Affective Labor and the Work of Film Festival Programming | Liz Czach


12 "The Festival Film": Film Festival Funds as Cultural Intermediaries | Tamara L. Falicov



The book is available in different formats (hardcover, paperback & ebook).  For a 20% DISCOUNT enter the code FLR40 at checkout when ordering from the Routledge website: www.routledge.com/9780415712477



Best wishes

Marijke de Valck, Brendan Kredell & Skadi Loist





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* ~ ~ ~ ⛵ ~ New publication: De Valck, Marijke, Brendan Kredell, and Skadi Loist, eds. (2016). Film Festivals: History, Theory, Method, Practice. London, New York: Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/9780415712477  * ~ ~ * ~ ~ ~ ⛵ ~ ~


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