[Filmfestivalresearch] New Book Series: Framing Film Festivals (Palgrave Macmillan)

Marijke de Valck M.deValck at uva.nl
Wed Mar 20 15:19:07 CET 2013

Dear colleagues,

I would like to draw your attention to a new book series on film  
festivals by Palgrave Macmillan (see below). If you are interested in  
publishing in this series, please contact one of the editors listed  

Best wishes,
Marijke de Valck

Framing Film Festivals

About the series

The new Framing Film Festivals series aims to present the best of  
contemporary film festival research. The series will be
committed to furthering the understanding of the phenomenon of film  
festivals in all its complexity and thus brings
together a broad scope of themes and interdisciplinary methods. The  
international film festival circuit is made up of
a diverse range of bigger and smaller, general and specialized  
festival events. Next to the international festivals that
feature markets, funds and training opportunities, stand identity- 
based festivals that build on the local community’s
sense of belonging, and specialized festivals, dedicated to a genre or  
regional production. The publications in the series
will highlight the various faces of festivals and/or set the agenda  
concerning topical debates.

Themes and topics of interest to the series include but are not  
limited to festivals’ interrelations with national and global
film industries, the constitution of festival audiences, the festival  
as a particular exhibition context and the politics of
certain festival publics (e.g. LGBT festivals and women’s festivals),  
festivals’ specific relation to host cities, national/
local/regional culture vis-à-vis the global festival format and  
cosmopolitan in-crowd culture, and issues of censorship.

The series strives to present work that offers empirical study as well  
as conceptual perspectives on the ways festivals
relate to their stakeholders. The editors will also solicit projects  
that assess film festivals’ influence on typical festival
“genres,” like world cinema and global art cinema. Finally, this book  
series hopes to chart the new theoretical directions
in film festival studies.

Series Editors

MARIJKE DE VALCK is a tenured Assistant Professor and Program director  
of the MA Preservation and Presentation
of the Moving Image in the department of Media Studies at the  
University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Her work
includes the monograph Film Festivals: From European Geopolitics to  
Global Cinephilia (2007), articles in Cinema Journal,
the International Journal of Cultural Studies, and the Film Festival  
Yearbook series. She is co-founder of the Film Festival
Research Network (FFRN). Find out more at www.filmfestivalresearch.org.

TAMARA L. FALICOV is department chair and Associate Professor of Film  
and Media Studies as well as a core faculty
member of the center of Latin American Studies at the University of  
kansas, USA. She is the author of The Cinematic
Tango: Contemporary Argentine Film (2007) and is currently completing  
a monograph on Latin American film industries
for BFI/Palgrave Macmillan. Her work on film festivals focuses on the  
study of festival funds and circulation of Latin
American cinemas.

Send proposals to:

Marijke de Valck (M.deValck at uva.nl)
Tamara Falicov (tfalicov at ku.edu)
Robyn curtis , Palgrave Macmillan Editor  (robyn.curtis at palgrave- 

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