1.1 a) Film Festival Theory and Methodology

While it is true that film festivals need to be studied in greater detail and with more systematic rigor, it is no longer possible to maintain that there are not any comprehensive studies of film festivals available. The studies collected under the subcategory “1.1 a) Film Festival Theory” offer a solid introduction to the emerging field of film festival research, and constitute essential reading for anyone with an interest in film festivals. Due to the constraints of our format, we are limited to some brief introductory remarks. For more elaborate introductions we refer to Dina Iordanova’s editorial in the Film International special edition on film festivals (2008), Dekalog 3: On Film Festivals (2009) edited by Richard Porton, and the Film Festival Yearbook series and The Film Festivals Reader (2013) edited by Dina Iordanova.

As one of the first critical studies of film festivals, Bill Nichols’ article “Global Image Consumption in the Age of Late Capitalism” (1994) takes up a central concern of film festival research, the local/global dynamics: “Never only or purely local, festival films nonetheless circulate, in large part, with a cachet of locally inscribed difference and globally ascribed commonality. They both attest to the uniqueness of different cultures and specific filmmakers and affirm the underlying qualities of an ‘international cinema'” (Nichols 1994: 68). Media anthropologist Daniel Dayan introduced a second recurring theme in his study of the Sundance Film Festival: the engagement of distinctive groups with diverse interests. He described the festival as a set of divergent performances (by filmmakers, distributors, festival organizers, journalists, the audience etc.) and argues it is not limited to visual display, but above all a “verbal architecture” that is “made up of different versions, relaying different voices, relying on different sources of legitimacy” (Dayan 2000: 52). Several studies have attempted to make festivals’ versatility understandable. Julian Stringer (2003) explored film festivals as institutions, festival nations, festival cities, festival films and festival communities in his dissertation, developing theoretical approaches to fit each new angle. Kenneth Turan (2002, section 1) and Marijke de Valck (2007) tackled the diverse festival phenomenon with case studies that respectively take geopolitical, business and cultural/aesthetic perspectives. Thomas Elsaesser (2005) and Janet Harbord (2002) offer valuable insights into festivals’ temporal and spatial dimensions. Other threads running through all festival theories include the festival network as an alternative distribution system, core-periphery relations, festival programming as agenda setting, value addition and distinction, spectacle, and the festival as a media event.

Acciari, Monia, and Roy Menarini. “Geopolitical Strategies in Film Festivals between Activism and Cinephilia.” Cinergie: Il cinema e le altre arti, no. 6, 2014, p. 6. www.cinergie.it​/​?​p=​4901.

Archibald, David, and Mitchell Miller. “The Film Festival Dossier: Introduction.” Screen, vol. 52, no. 2, 2011, pp. 249–52. doi:10.1093/screen/hjr013.

Bazin, André. “The Festival Viewed as a Religious Order.” Dekalog 3: On Film Festivals, edited by Richard Porton, Wallflower, 2009, pp. 13–19.

Berry, Chris, and Luke Robinson, editors. Chinese Film Festivals: Sites of Translation, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

Bláhová, Jindřiška, editor. Filmove Festivaly | Film Festivals. Edited by Jindřiška Bláhová. Spec. issue of Iluminace vol. 26, no.1, 2014.

Bláhová, Jindřiška. “Empirický výzkum festivalů je klíčový, ale téměř nemožný: Rozhovor s Dinou lordanovou.” [Empirical Research of Film Festivals is Crucial, but Almost Impossible. An Interview with Dina Iordanova.]. Filmove Festivaly | Film Festivals, edited by Jindřiška Bláhová, vol. 26, 2014, pp. 99–105. 26.

Burgess, Diane, and Brendan Kredell. “Positionality and Film Festival Research: A Conversation.” Film Festivals: History, Theory, Method, Practice, edited by Marijke de Valck et al., Routledge, 2016, pp. 159–76.

Burgess, Diane. “Why Whistler Will Never Be Sundance, and What This Tells Us About the Field of Cultural Production.” Canadian Journal of Film Studies | Revue Canadienne d’Études Cinématographiques, vol. 23, no. 1, 2014, pp. 90–108.

Burgess, Diane. Negotiating Value: A Canadian Perspective on the International Film Festival. PhD Thesis, Simon Fraser University, 2008, ir.lib.sfu.ca​/​bitstream/​1892/​10514/​1/​etd4165.pdf.

Cousins, Mark. “Widescreen on Film Festivals (2006) / Film Festival Form: A Manifesto (2012).” The Film Festivals Reader, edited by Dina Iordanova, St Andrews Film Studies, 2013, pp. 167–72.

Czach, Liz. “Affective Labor and the Work of Film Festival Programming.” Film Festivals: History, Theory, Method, Practice, edited by Marijke de Valck et al., Routledge, 2016, pp. 196–208.

Damiens, Antoine. “The Queer Film Ecosystem: Symbolic Economy, Festivals, and Queer Cinema’s Legs.” Queer/ing Film Festivals, edited by Leanne Dawson and Skadi Loist, 2018, pp. 25–40. 15.

Dawson, Leanne, and Skadi Loist. “Queer/ing Film Festivals: History, Theory, Impact.” Studies in European Cinema, vol. 15, no. 1, 2018, pp. 1–24. doi:10.1080/17411548.2018.1442901.

Dayan, Daniel. “Looking for Sundance: The Social Construction of a Film Festival.” Moving Images, Culture and the Mind, edited by Ib Bondebjerg, Univ. of Luton Press, 2000, pp. 43–52.

de Valck, Marijke, and Skadi Loist. “Film Festival Studies: An Overview of a Burgeoning Field.” Film Festival Yearbook 1: The Festival Circuit, edited by Dina Iordanova and Ragan Rhyne, St Andrews Film Studies, 2009, pp. 179–215.

de Valck, Marijke; Kredell, Brendan; Loist, Skadi, editors. Film Festivals: History, Theory, Method, Practice, Routledge, 2016.

de Valck, Marijke. “Film Festivals, Bourdieu, and the Economization of Culture.” Canadian Journal of Film Studies | Revue Canadienne d’Études Cinématographiques, vol. 23, no. 1, 2014, pp. 74–89.

de Valck, Marijke. “Film Festivals: Successful or Safe? (2007).” The Film Festivals Reader, edited by Dina Iordanova, St Andrews Film Studies, 2013, pp. 97–108.

de Valck, Marijke. “Fostering Art, Adding Value, Cultivating Taste: Film Festivals as Sites of Cultural Legitimization.” Film Festivals: History, Theory, Method, Practice, edited by Marijke de Valck et al., Routledge, 2016, pp. 100–16.

de Valck, Marijke. “Introduction: What Is a Film Festival? How to Study Festivals and Why You Should.” Film Festivals: History, Theory, Method, Practice, edited by Marijke de Valck et al., Routledge, 2016, pp. 1–11.

de Valck, Marijke. “Screening World Cinema at Film Festivals: Festivalisation and (Staged) Authenticity.” Routledge Companion to World Cinema, edited by Rob Stone et al., Routledge, 2017, pp. 393–403.

de Valck, Marijke. “Supporting Art Cinema at a Time of Commercialization: Principles and Practices, the Case of the International Film Festival Rotterdam.” Poetics, no. 42, 2014, pp. 40–59. doi:10.1016/j.poetic.2013.11.004.

de Valck, Marijke. Film Festivals: From European Geopolitics to Global Cinephilia, Amsterdam University Press, 2007.

de Valck, Marijke. Film Festivals: History and Theory of a European Phenomenon That Became a Global Network. Dissertation, University of Amsterdam, 2006, dare.uva.nl​/​record/​191926. Accessed 29 Mar. 2020.

Di Foggia, Giacomo. “Cinephilia and Festivals: On the Need to Analyze the Lives and Ideas of Festival Founders.” Cinergie: Il cinema e le altre arti, no. 6, 2014, pp. 42–49. www.cinergie.it​/​?​p=​4929.

Dickson, Lesley-Ann. “Insider/Outsider Positions at Glasgow Film Festival: Challenges, Issues and Opportunities in Industry-Partnered Ethnographic Research.” Film Festivals and Anthropology, edited by Aida Vallejo and Maria-Paz Peirano, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017, pp. 261–76.

Dickson, Lesley-Ann. Film Festival and Cinema Audiences: A Study of Exhibition Practice and Audience Reception at Glasgow Film Festival. PhD Thesis, University of Glasgow, 2014, theses.gla.ac.uk​/​id/​eprint/​5693.

Diestro-Dópido, Mar. Film Festivals: Cinema and Cultural Exchange. PhD Thesis, Queen Mary, University of London, 2014, qmro.qmul.ac.uk​/​jspui/​handle/​123456789/​8900.

Dovey, Lindiwe; McNamara, Joshua; Olivieri, Frederico. “’From, By, For’: Nairobi’s Slum Film Festival, Film Festival Studies, and the Practices of Development.” Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media, no. 55, 2013, https://www.ejumpcut.org/archive/jc55.2013/DoveySFFNairobi/index.html.

Dovey, Lindiwe. Curating Africa in the Age of Film Festivals: Film Festivals, Time, Resistance, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. Framing Film Festivals.

Elsaesser, Thomas. “Film Festival Networks: The New Topographies of Cinema in Europe.” European Cinema: Face to Face with Hollywood, Amsterdam University Press, 2005, pp. 82–107. home.hum.uva.nl​/​oz/​elsaesser/​essay-​EuropeanCinema-​festival.pdf.

Ethis, Emmanuel. Aux marches du palais: Le festival de Cannes sous le regard des sciences sociales. [On the steps of the Palace. The Cannes Film Festival under the social sciences gaze], Documentation française, 2001. Questions de culture,

Ethis, Emmanuel. Avignon, le public réinventé: Le Festival sous le regard des sciences sociales. [Avignon, the public reinvented. The festival under the gaze of the social sciences], Documentation française, 2002. Questions de culture,

Evans, Owen. “Border Exchanges: The Role of the European Film Festival.” Journal of Contemporary European Studies, vol. 15, no. 1, 2007, pp. 23–33.

Falicov, Tamara. “The ‘Festival Film’: Film Festival Funds as Cultural Intermediaries.” Film Festivals: History, Theory, Method, Practice, edited by Marijke de Valck et al., Routledge, 2016, pp. 209–29.

Farnel, Sean. “Towards a Filmmaker’s Bill of Rights for Festivals (2012).” The Film Festivals Reader, edited by Dina Iordanova, St Andrews Film Studies, 2013, pp. 223–29.

Fischer, Alex. Conceptualising Basic Film Festival Operation: An Open System Paradigm. PhD Thesis, Bond University, 2009, epublications.bond.edu.au​/​cgi/​viewcontent.cgi​?​article=​1076&​context=​theses.

Fischer, Alex. Sustainable Projections: Concepts in Film Festival Management, St Andrews Film Studies, 2013.

Frodon, Jean-Michel. “The Cinema Planet (2010).” The Film Festivals Reader, edited by Dina Iordanova, St Andrews Film Studies, 2013, pp. 205–15.

Frost, Nicola. “Anthropology and Festivals: Festival Ecologies.” Ethnos, 2015, pp. 1–15. doi:10.1080/00141844.2014.989875.

Fujiwara, Chris. “On Film Festivals (2010).” The Film Festivals Reader, edited by Dina Iordanova, St Andrews Film Studies, 2013, pp. 217–21.

Hagener, Malte. “Institutions of Film Culture: Festivals and Archives as Network Nodes.” The Emergence of Film Culture: Knowledge Production, Institution Building, and the Fate of the Avant-garde in Europe, 1919-1945, edited by Malte Hagener, Berghahn, 2014, pp. 283–305.

Hannemann, Mahelia. Accept Diversity! Accept Equality? Eine analytische Untersuchung des Anspruchs und der Realität von Gleichstellung in der Filmindustrie mit Hinblick auf die Funktion des internationalen Filmfestivals Berlinale, Peter Lang, 2016.

Harbord, Janet. “Contingency, Time, and Event: An Archaeological Approach to the Film Festival.” Film Festivals: History, Theory, Method, Practice, edited by Marijke de Valck et al., Routledge, 2016, pp. 69–82.

Harbord, Janet. “Film Festivals – Time – Event.” Film Festival Yearbook 1: The Festival Circuit, edited by Dina Iordanova and Ragan Rhyne, St Andrews Film Studies, 2009, pp. 40–46.

Iordanova, Dina, and Leshu Torchin, editors. Film Festival Yearbook 4: Film Festivals and Activism, St Andrews Film Studies, 2012.

Iordanova, Dina, and Ragan Rhyne, editors. Film Festival Yearbook 1: The Festival Circuit, St Andrews Film Studies, 2009.

Iordanova, Dina, and Ruby Cheung, editors. Film Festival Yearbook 2: Film Festivals and Imagined Communities, St Andrews Film Studies, 2010.

Iordanova, Dina, and Ruby Cheung, editors. Film Festival Yearbook 3: Film Festivals and East Asia, St Andrews Film Studies, 2011.

Iordanova, Dina, and Stefanie Van de Peer, editors. Film Festival Yearbook 6: Film Festivals and the Middle East, St Andrews Film Studies, 2014.

Iordanova, Dina, editor. Film Festivals. Edited by Dina Iordanova. Film International 6.4:2008, pp. 4-81.

Iordanova, Dina, editor. Film Festivals: Aftermaths and Beyond. Edited by Dina Iordanova. Spec. issue of Frames Cinema Journal 13:2018.

Iordanova, Dina, editor. The Film Festivals Reader, St Andrews Film Studies, 2013.

Iordanova, Dina. “Foreword: The Film Festival and Film Culture’s Transnational Essence.” Film Festivals: History, Theory, Method, Practice, edited by Marijke de Valck et al., Routledge, 2016, pp. xi–xvii.

Iordanova, Dina. “Mediating Diaspora: Film Festivals and ‘Imagined Communities’.” Film Festival Yearbook 2: Film Festivals and Imagined Communities, edited by Dina Iordanova and Ruby Cheung, St Andrews Film Studies, 2010, pp. 12–44.

Iordanova, Dina. “The Film Festival as an Industry Node.” Media Industries, vol. 1, no. 3, 2015, pp. 7–11. www.mediaindustriesjournal.org​/​index.php/​mij/​article/​view/​98.

Iordanova, Dina. “The Film Festival Circuit.” Film Festival Yearbook 1: The Festival Circuit, edited by Dina Iordanova and Ragan Rhyne, St Andrews Film Studies, 2009, pp. 23–39.

Iordanova, Dina. “The Film Festival: Principal Node in Film Culture.” Frames Cinema Journal, no. 13, 2018, framescinemajournal.com​/​article/​the-​film-​festival-​principal-​node-​in-​film-​culture/​.

Iordanova, Dina. “The Resources: Necessary Groundwork.” Film Festival Yearbook 3: Film Festivals and East Asia, edited by Dina Iordanova and Ruby Cheung, St Andrews Film Studies, 2011, pp. 189–95.

Jackson, Claire, and Peter Tapp. “Film Festivals.” The Bent Lens: A World Guide to Gay & Lesbian Film, edited by Claire Jackson and Peter Tapp, Australian Catalogue Company, 1997, pp. 408–14.

Jost, Jon. “The Big Circus.” Undercurrent, no. 6, 2010, www.fipresci.org​/​undercurrent/​issue_​0609/​jost_​circus.htm.

Jungen, Christian. Hollywood in Canne$: Die Geschichte einer Hassliebe, 1939-2008, Schüren, 2009.

Jungen, Christian. Hollywood in Cannes: The History of a Love-hate Relationship, Amsterdam University Press, 2014. Film culture in transition.

Kötzing, Andreas, and Caroline Moine, editors. Cultural Transfer and Political Conflicts: Film Festivals in the Cold War, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2017.

Lee, Hong Real. Film Festivals as Public Spaces: The Transformation of the Busan and Berlin International Film Festivals. PhD Thesis, Goldsmiths College, University of London, 2014.

Lee, Toby. “Being There, Taking Place: Ethnography at the Film Festival.” Film Festivals: History, Theory, Method, Practice, edited by Marijke de Valck et al., Routledge, 2016, pp. 122–37.

Loist, Skadi. “Konvergenzen im Filmfestival-Circuit: Filmfestivalforschung und Queer Studies.” Sexy Media? Gender/Queertheoretische Analysen in den Medien- und Kommunikationswissenschaften, edited by Skadi Loist et al., transcript, 2013, pp. 187–205. Critical Media Studies 3.

Loist, Skadi. “The Film Festival Circuit: Networks, Hierarchies, and Circulation.” Film Festivals: History, Theory, Method, Practice, edited by Marijke de Valck et al., Routledge, 2016, pp. 49–64.

Loist, Skadi, and Marijke de Valck. “Film Festivals / Film Festival Research: Thematic, Annotated Bibliography: Second Edition.” Medienwissenschaft/Hamburg: Berichte und Papiere, no. 91, 2010, www1.uni-hamburg.de​/​Medien//​berichte/​arbeiten/​0091_​08.html.

Marlow-Mann, Alex, editor. Film Festival Yearbook 5: Archival Film Festivals, St Andrews Film Books, 2013.

Mezias, Stephen; Strandgaard Pedersen, Jesper; Svejenova, Silviya; Mazza, Carmelo. Much Ado about Nothing? Untangling the Impact of European Premier Film Festivals. Sep. 2008. Creative Encounters Working Papers 14. Accessed 29 June 2009. hdl.handle.net​/​10398/​7781.

Nichols, Bill. “Global Image Consumption in the Age of Late Capitalism.” East-West Film Journal, vol. 8, no. 1, 1994, pp. 68–85.

Nornes‌, Abé Mark. “Asian Film Festivals, Translation and the International Film Festival Short Circuit (2011).” The Film Festivals Reader, edited by Dina Iordanova, St Andrews Film Studies, 2013, pp. 151–53.

Ostrowska, Dorota. “Making Film History at the Cannes Film Festivals.” Film Festivals: History, Theory, Method, Practice, edited by Marijke de Valck et al., Routledge, 2016, pp. 18–33.

Papadimitriou, Lydia, and Jeffrey Ruoff. “Film Festivals: Origins and Trajectories.” New Review of Film and Television Studies, vol. 14, no. 1, 2016, pp. 1–4. doi:10.1080/17400309.2015.1106686.

Peirano, María Paz, and Aida Vallejo. “Introduction: Film Festivals and Anthropology.” Film Festivals and Anthropology, edited by Aida Vallejo and Maria-Paz Peirano, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017, pp. 1–17.

Peranson, Mark. “First You Get the Power, Then You Get the Money: Two Models of Film Festivals.” Cineaste, vol. 33, no. 3, 2008, pp. 37–43.

Porton, Richard, editor. Dekalog 3: On Film Festivals, Wallflower, 2009, www.filmfestivalacademy.net​/​publications/​dekalog-​3-​on-​film-​festivals.

Rangan, Pooja. “Some Annotations on the Film Festival as an Emerging Medium in India.” South Asian Popular Culture, vol. 8, no. 2, 2010, pp. 123–41.

Rastegar, Roya. “Seeing Differently: The Curatorial Potential of Film Festival Programming.” Film Festivals: History, Theory, Method, Practice, edited by Marijke de Valck et al., Routledge, 2016, pp. 181–95.

Reichel-Heldt, Kai. Filmfestivals in Deutschland: Zwischen kulturpolitischen Idealen und wirtschaftspolitischen Realitäten, Lang, 2007. Studien zur Kulturpolitik 5.

Rhyne, Ragan. “Film Festival Circuits and Stakeholders.” Film Festival Yearbook 1: The Festival Circuit, edited by Dina Iordanova and Ragan Rhyne, St Andrews Film Studies, 2009, pp. 9–39.

Richards, Stuart James. The Queer Film Festival: Popcorn and Politics, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. Framing Film Festivals.

Robbins, Papagena, and Viviane Saglier, editors. Other Networks: Expanding Film Festival Perspectives. Edited by Papagena Robbins and Viviane Saglier. Spec. issue of Synoptique 3.2:2015.

Robbins, Papagena, and Viviane Saglier. “Introduction: Other Networks: Expanding Film Festival Perspectives.” Synoptique, vol. 3, no. 2, 2015, pp. 1–8. synoptiqueblog.files.wordpress.com​/​2018/​07/​1-​papagena-​robbins-​viviane-​saglier-​introduction.pdf.

Robinson, Luke. “Individual, Network, Assemblage: Creating Connections on the Global Film Festival Circuit.” Film Studies, vol. 14, no. 1, 2016, pp. 75–92. doi:10.7227/FS.14.0005.

Roddick, Nick. “Coming to a Server Near You: The Film Festival in the Age of Digital Reproduction (2005-2012).” The Film Festivals Reader, edited by Dina Iordanova, St Andrews Film Studies, 2013, pp. 173–89.

Ruoff, Jeffrey, editor. Coming Soon to a Festival Near You: Programming Film Festivals, St Andrews Film Books, 2012.

Segal, Jérôme. “Film Festivals.” European Arts Festivals: Cultural Pragmatics and Discursive Identity Frames, WP3 Main Report. edited by Liana Giorgi, 2010, pp. 150–221.

Segal, Jérôme. “Film Festivals.” European Public Culture and Aesthetic Cosmopolitanism: Main Report, Report completed in the framework of the EURO-FESTIVAL project. edited by Monica Sassatelli, 2008, pp. 111–18.

Silva, Marcos Aurélio da. “Cinema, Antropologia e a construção de mundos possíveis: o caso dos festivais de cinema da diversidade sexual.” [Cinema, Anthropology and the Making of Possible Worlds: The Case of Film Festivals of Sexual Diversity.]. Aceno: Revista de Antropologia do Centro-Oeste, vol. 2, no. 3, 2015, pp. 17–40.

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Slováková, Andrea. Filmové festivaly ve vztahu k okrajovým částem kinematografie [Film Festivals in Relation to the Margins of Cinema.], PhD Thesis, Charles University, 2016, hdl.handle.net​/​20.500.11956/​83875.

Smyth, Sarah. “From Lerwick to Leicester Square: UK Film Festivals and Why They Matter.” The Routledge Companion to British Cinema History, edited by I. Q. Hunter et al., Routledge, 2017, pp. 406–17.

Stevens, Kirsten. “Across and In-Between: Transcending Disciplinary Borders in Film Festival Studies.” Fusion, no. 14, 2018, pp. 46–59. www.fusion-journal.com​/​across-​and-​in-​between-​transcending-​disciplinary-​borders-​in-​film-​festival-​studies/​.

Stevens, Kirsten. Australian Film Festivals: Audience, Place, and Exhibition Culture, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

Stringer, Julian. “Film Festivals in Asia: Notes on History, Geography, and Power from a Distance.” Film Festivals: History, Theory, Method, Practice, edited by Marijke de Valck et al., Routledge, 2016, pp. 34–48.

Stringer, Julian. “Regarding Film Festivals: Introduction (2003).” The Film Festivals Reader, edited by Dina Iordanova, St Andrews Film Studies, 2013, pp. 59–68.

Stringer, Julian. Regarding Film Festivals. PhD Thesis, Indiana University, 2003.

Taillibert, Christel. “Festivales y patrimonio cinematográfico en la era digital: La situación francesa.” [Festivals and film heritage in the digital age: The French situation.]. Festivales Cinematográficos [Film Festivals], edited by Aida Vallejo, MAIA Ediciones, 2014, pp. 83–99.

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Talbott, Michael. The Familiar Difference of World Cinema: Film Funds, Film Festivals, and the Global South. PhD Thesis, New York University, 2015.

Tascon, Sonia M. Human Rights Film Festivals: Activism in Context, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Tascon, Sonia M., and Tyson Wils, editors. Activist Film Festivals: Towards a Political Subject, intellect, 2017.

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Vallejo, Aida, and Maria-Paz Peirano, editors. Film Festivals and Anthropology, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017.

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Vallejo, Aida. “Ethnographies of Film Festivals: Reflections on Methodology.” Film Festivals and Anthropology, edited by Aida Vallejo and Maria-Paz Peirano, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017, pp. 251–60.

Vallejo, Aida. “Etnografías del cine: nuevas aproximaciones al estudio de festivales.” [Ethnographies of Cinema: New Approaches to the Study of Film Festivals.]. Espacios de comunicación: Actas del IV Congreso Internacional de la Asociación Española de Investigación de la Comunicación, edited by Itxaso Fernández-Astobiza, 2014, pp. 1751–63.

Vallejo, Aida. “Festivales cinematográficos: En el punto de mira de la historiografía fílmica.” [Film Festivals. In the Focus of Film Historiography]. Festivales cinematográficos [Film Festivals], edited by Aida Vallejo, MAIA Ediciones, 2014, pp. 13–42.

Vallejo, Aida. “Travelling the Circuit: A Multi-Sited Ethnography of Documentary Film Festivals in Europe.” Film Festivals and Anthropology, edited by Aida Vallejo and Maria-Paz Peirano, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017, pp. 277–92.

Vallejo, Aida. Festivales de cine documental: Redes de circulación cultural en el este del continente europeo. (Documentary Film Festivals: Networks of Cultural Circulation in the Eastern Part of Europe). PhD Thesis, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 2012.

Wäfler, John. “Changing Festival Definitions: A Brief History of the Fribourg International Film Festival in Switzerland.” Une histoire des festivals: XXe-XXIe siècle, edited by Anaïs Fléchet et al., Publications de la Sorbonne, 2013, pp. 99–107.

Willemen, Paul. “On Pesaro (1981/1985).” The Film Festivals Reader, edited by Dina Iordanova, St Andrews Film Studies, 2013, pp. 19–27.

Wong, Cindy Hing-Yuk. “Publics and Counterpublics: Rethinking Film Festivals as Public Spheres.” Film Festivals: History, Theory, Method, Practice, edited by Marijke de Valck et al., Routledge, 2016, pp. 83–99.

Wong, Cindy Hing-Yuk. Film Festivals: Culture, People, and Power on the Global Screen, Rutgers Univ. Press, 2011.

Zielinski, Ger, editor. Film Festival Pedagogy: Using the Film Festival in or as a Film Course. Edited by Ger Zielinski. Spec. issue of Scope 262014.

Zielinski, Ger. “On Studying Film Festival Ephemera: The Case of Queer Film Festivals and Archives of Feelings.” Film Festivals: History, Theory, Method, Practice, edited by Marijke de Valck et al., Routledge, 2016, pp. 138–58.

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