1.1 b) Reports and Responses to Film Festival Studies

As more research on film festivals is being conducted, scholars and professionals have begun reflecting on definitions, methods and objectives. Is there a common agenda for this research that has been suggested to form an emerging field of film festival studies (De Valck/Loist 2009, section 1.1 a)? The contributions in this section are reports on international meetings dedicated to film festival research and responses to the discussions.


Bâ, Saër Maty (2009). “Transnational Mission, International Dynamics: A Report on the International Film Festival Workshop.” Senses of Cinema 51 (2009). [On FFY2]  <http://archive.sensesofcinema.com/contents/festivals/09/51/film-festival-workshop.html>. (29 Sep. 2009)

Bosma, Peter, van der Schoor, Melissa, ed. (2010). Report Talk Show “The Digital IFFR: Feed, Trust or Kill the Tiger?”: 39th International Film Festival Rotterdam, Wednesday 3rd February 2010. <http://www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com/Assets/Uploads/Documents/Digital%20IFFR%20Report.pdf>. (10 Aug. 2010)

Brown, William (2009). “The Festival Syndrome: Report on the International Film Festival Workshop, University of St. Andrews, 4 April 2009.” Film Festival Yearbook 1: The Festival Circuit. Eds. Dina Iordanova, and Ragan Rhyne. St. Andrews: St. Andrews Film Studies. pp. 216–225.

Chen, Yun-hua (2009). “International Film Festivals Workshop, University of St. Andrews, April 4th 2009.” Conference Report. Scope: An Online Journal of Film & TV Studies 14 (2009). <http://www.scope.nottingham.ac.uk/confreport.php?issue=14&id=1134>. (9 Jun. 2009)

De Valck, Marijke, and Skadi Loist (2011). “What is New in Film Festivals Studies: Thematic Bibliography on Film Festival Research – Update 2010.” Film Festival Yearbook 3: Film Festivals and East Asia. Eds. Dina Iordanova, and Ruby Cheung. St. Andrews: St Andrews Film Studies. pp. 276–292.

Guillen, Michael (2009a). “FILM FESTIVAL YEARBOOK 1—A Response to Section One.” Blog entry. The Evening Class (3 Aug. 2009). <http://theeveningclass.blogspot.com/2009/08/film-festival-yearbook-1a-response-to.html>. (29 Sep. 2009)

Guillen, Michael (2009b). “FILM FESTIVAL YEARBOOK 1—A Response to Section Two.” Blog entry. The Evening Class (26 Sep. 2009). <http://theeveningclass.blogspot.com/2009/09/film-festival-yearbook-1a-response-to.html>. (29 Sep. 2009)

Lindner, Katharina (2015). “Review of Queer Film Culture: Queer Cinema & Queer Film Festivals International Conference.” Transnational Cinemas 6:1 (2015): 97–103.

Loist, Skadi (2014). “Cultural Transfer and Political Conflicts. Film Festivals during the Cold War: 09.05.2014-10.05.2014, Leipzig.” H-Soz-u-Kult  Sep. 11, 2014. <http://hsozkult.geschichte.hu-berlin.de/tagungsberichte/id=5533>. (11 Sep. 2014)

Ostrowska, Dorota (2010). “Film Festival Workshop, St Andrew’s University, Scotland, 4 April 2009.” Conference Report. Screen 51:1 (2010): 79–81.

Pekerman, Serazer (2009). “International Film Festival Workshop, 4 April 2009, University of St. Andrews.” Conference Report. Film International 7:3 (#39) (2009): 94–97.

Porton, Richard (2009). “The Festival Whirl: The Utopian Possibilities—and Dystopian Realities—of the Modern Film Festival.” Moving Image Source (2009). <http://www.movingimagesource.us/articles/the-festival-whirl-20090908>. (29 Sep. 2009)


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