[Filmfestivalresearch] May 2nd, 2 PM | a roundtable discussion on FESTIVALS AND THE LIVES OF FILMS | Utrecht University

Valck, M. de (Marijke) m.devalck at uu.nl
Fri Apr 26 14:56:45 CEST 2019

Dear colleagues,

The following event may be of interest to you.

Festivals and the Lives of Films
Date: May 2nd 2019
Time: 2 – 4 pm, followed by drinks
Venue: MCW Lab, Kromme Nieuwegracht 20, Utrecht

Each year more than 6,000 film festivals take place around the world. They come in many sizes and flavors. Some celebrate certain genres or types of film. Others are committed to social justice or serve the needs of specific communities. Most can be seen as hubs (big or small) of international film culture. These festivals are part of an international ecosystem that moderates the flows of global film circulation. To understand film reception and consumption in local cultures, we need to address the tight connections and collaborations that exist between major fests and the media industries. Where films premier, how they are subsequently programmed, and which promotional strategies are employed have substantial impact on films’ (possible) itineraries across the globe. The surge in co-production markets, festival funds and training initiatives of the last two decades, moreover, has extended festivals’ traditional function in exhibition to include production. This roundtable discussion will explore how the lives of films are interrelated with festivals as part of the global media industries.

Confirmed participants
Prof. Skadi Loist
Dr. Aida Vallejo
Prof. Philippe Meers
Moderator: Marijke de Valck

The event is organized by the Utrecht Centre for Media Research as part of the ‘media industries’ domain. If you are in the vicinity, please join us in the roundtable discussion on Festivals and the Lives of Films.

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