[Filmfestivalresearch] Call for Abstracts

Jenkins, Tricia t.jenkins at tcu.edu
Wed Sep 7 22:57:39 CEST 2016


Could you please send this call for abstracts to your subscribers?

Thank you so much!

Dr. Tricia Jenkins

Call for Abstracts: Edited Collection on Film Festivals
deadline for submissions:
November 15, 2016
full name / name of organization:
Tricia Jenkins, editor
contact email:
t.jenkins at tcu.edu<mailto:t.jenkins at tcu.edu>

Call for Abstracts: Edited Collection on Film Festivals

This call for abstracts is for an upcoming book project on film festivals.  The editor is looking for papers on a host of topics from both academics and festival professionals, including but not limited to:

Possible Topics:

The role of the FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers Associations)

The history of European festivals (Berlin, Cannes, Venice, Karlovy Vary etc.)

The history of North American festivals (Toronto, SXSW, Sundance, etc.)

The history of South American, African and/or Asian festivals

The rise of smaller, niche festivals

Festivals' non-profit and for-profit status and its effects

The way festivals are changing the aesthetics of film

The importance of business-based festivals/marketplaces to the industry

Audience vs. Business-based festivals

Distribution and festivals

Stardom, celebrity and festivals

Interviews with leading figures in the festival circuit (curators, art directors, juries, etc.)

The importance of premiere status

Competition vs non-competition festivals

The festival calendar

Submitting films to festivals

The cultural relevance of festivals

The role of digital technology in the festival process

And more.

If interested in contributing to this project, please send a 300-500 word abstract to the editor, Dr. Tricia Jenkins, Department of Film, Television and Digital Media, Texas Christian University, at t.jenkins at tcu.edu<mailto:t.jenkins at tcu.edu> by November 15, 2016.

About the editor: Tricia Jenkins is an associate professor of film and television at Texas Christian University and the author of The CIA in Hollywood: How the Agency Shapes Film and Television (University of Texas Press, 2012, 2016), a 2012 Choice Award Winner.  She is currently teaching a course on film festivals and has been involved in numerous festivals in the past several years.  She is also the book reviews editor for The Journal of Popular Culture.

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