20th NECS Graduate Workshop “Festival Cultures: New Ways to Study Networks, Circulation & Canon Production” (14-15 February 2023)

Organized by Lucy Pizaña, Maja Korbecka, Skadi Loist

Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF
Marlene-Dietrich-Allee 11
14482 Potsdam

Filmmuseum Potsdam
Breite Str. 1A
14467 Potsdam


14 February 2023

9:00-10:00 Arrival with Coffee / Tour through Filmuni / Welcome
@ Filmuni “Flyer”

10:00-12:00 Panel 1 Oral Tradition, the Past and the Future
@ Filmuni “Flyer”

Chair: Karen Sztajnberg

  • Juliana Muylaert (Fluminense): Film Festival Studies and Oral History: Possibilities and Challenges
  • Sinclair Portis (Michigan State): Oral-Visual Worldmaking: Afrofuturity within Film Festivals
  • Saara Tuusa (Turku): Ethnography of Film: Film Festival as a Site of Embodied Authorship
  • Respondent: María Paz Peirano

12:00-13:30 Lunch

13:30-15:30 Panel 2 Investigating Survival Strategies
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Chair: Lucy Pizaña

  • Onur Aytaç (Mersin): Festival Funds in Turkey and Independent Cinema
  • Katrina Ross A. Tan (Los Baños): Cinema Rehiyon Goes Digital: Audience Engagement Strategies in an Online Film Festival
  • Pedro Tinen (A.-v.-Humboldt-Stiftung/Oberhausen): The Film Markets as Film Forums: Debating Cultural and Audiovisual Policy
  • Respondent: Marijke de Valck

Break & transfer to Filmmuseum Potsdam (keynote location)

18:00-19:30 Keynote
@Filmmuseum Potsdam

Aida Vallejo
Documentary Film Ecosystems. Mapping Festivals, Institutes and Networks

15th February 2023

9:00-10:00 Speed Dating / Mentoring Rounds
@ Filmuni “Flyer”

10:00-12:00 Panel 3 Festival Ecosystem
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Chair: Skadi Loist

  • Fengyun Zhang (UCLA): Film Festivals in Exile and the Remaking of Independent Chinese Cinema
  • Dianora Hollmann (Ca’ Foscari): The Transformative Dimension of Film Festivals: An Ecosystemic Approach to the European Case
  • Yulia Yurtaeva-Martens (Film University Babelsberg / Leibniz-Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut): And What about the TV Festivals?
  • Respondent: Senem Ayşe Duruel Erkılıç

12:00-13:30 Lunch

13:30-15:30 Panel 4 Screening the Canonisation Process
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Chair: Maja Korbecka

  • Carine Bernasconi (Lausanne): “It’s a great day for Iranian Cinema!”: The Construction of a So-Called Iranian Cinema through the European Festival Network
  • Isadora Campregher Paiva (Frankfurt/Main): Constructing the Weimar Canon: The Role of Early Film Societies
  • Pengnan HU (Amsterdam): Making the Silk Road International Film Festival in Fuzhou: The Dynamics of Propaganda, Astute Actors, and Hidden Agendas
  • Respondent: Aida Vallejo

15:30-16:00 Coffee break

16:00-18:00 Final Round
@ Filmuni “Flyer”

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