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Acheson, Keith, Christopher J. Maule, and Elizabet Filleul. 1996. “Cultural Entrepreneurship and the Banff Television Festival.” J Cult Econ 20 (4): 321–39. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10824-005-1339-0.

Alexander, Neta. 2017. “Margaret Mead Film Festival: Four Decades of World Picture(S).” In Film Festivals and Anthropology, edited by Aida Vallejo and Maria-Paz Peirano, 165–78. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Anderson, John. 2000. Sundancing: Hanging Out and Listening in at America’s Most Important Film Festival. New York: Spike.

Bachman, Jarrett R., Feng Feng, and John S. Hull. 2022. “Resident Impacts for Queer Film Festivals: Assessing Benefits and Loyalty in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.” Event Management 26 (1): 107–26. https://doi.org/10.3727/152599521X16192004803647.

Bachman, Jarrett R., and John S. Hull. 2022. “From the Theatre to the Living Room: Comparing Queer Film Festival Patrons and Outcomes Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Annals of Leisure Research, no. ##: #1–20. https://doi.org/10.1080/11745398.2022.2055585.

Bachman, Jarrett R., and John S. Hull. 2022. “Hardly Homogenous: A Multi-Year Analysis of Attendees at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival.” Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events, no. ##: 1–15. https://doi.org/10.1080/19407963.2022.2037624.

Barrios, Elizabeth. 2018. “The Chicago Latino Film Festival: Shaping Latin American/Latino Cinema in the United States.” Transnational Cinemas 9 (2): 212–26. https://doi.org/10.1080/20403526.2018.1499289.

Berra, John. 2008. “Selective Exhibition: The Sundance Film Festival and Its Significance to the Independent Sector.” In Declarations of Independence: American Cinema and the Partiality of Independent Production, 143–60. Bristol, UK, Chicago: intellect.

Biskind, Peter. 2004. Down and Dirty Pictures: Miramax, Sundance and the Rise of Independent Film. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Burgess, Diane. 2008. “Negotiating Value: A Canadian Perspective on the International Film Festival.” PhD Thesis, School of Communication, Simon Fraser University. Accessed May 22, 2020. http://summit.sfu.ca/system/files/iritems1/9173/etd4165.pdf.

Burgess, Diane. 2012. “Bridging the Gap: Film Festival Governance, Public Partners and the ‘Vexing’ Problem of Film Distribution.” CJFS 21 (1): 2–20.

Burgess, Diane. 2014. “Why Whistler Will Never Be Sundance, and What This Tells Us About the Field of Cultural Production.” CJFS 23 (1): 90–108.

Burgess, Diane. 2020. “Capturing Film Festival Buzz: The Methodological Dilemma of Measuring Symbolic Value.” NECSUS 9 (2): 225–47. https://doi.org/10.25969/mediarep/15318.

Burgess, Diane. 2023. “From Showcase to Lightbox: Programming the National on the Festival Circuit.” In Canadian Cinema in the New Millennium, edited by Lee Carruthers and Charles Tepperman, 370–94. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press.

Cable, Umayyah. 2016. “Cinematic Activism: Film Festivals and the Exhibition of Palestinian Cultural Politics in the United States.” PhD Thesis, University of Southern California.

Cervenan, Amy Martina. 2017. “Placing the Festival: A Case Study of the Toronto International Film Festival.” PhD Thesis, Department of Geography, University of Toronto. Accessed April 09, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/1807/80945.

Craig, Benjamin. 2004. Sundance: A Festival Virgin’s Guide: Surviving and Thriving in Park City at America’s Most Important Film Festival. London: Cinemagine Media.

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

Di Maria, Tom. 2005. “San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival.” In Creating Film Festivals: Everything You Wanted to Know but Didn’t Know Who to Ask, 133–35. San Francisco: Big Horse Inc. Interview with Lauri R. Tanner.

Donovan, Sean M. 2022. “Over the Corporate Rainbow: LGBTQ Film Festivals and Affective Media Networks.” New Review of Film and Television Studies 20 (2): 268–91. https://doi.org/10.1080/17400309.2022.2064178.

Fisher, Ted. 2018. “A “Farm System” in an Emerging Texas Film Festival Circuit.” Frames (13). http://framescinemajournal.com/article/a-farm-system-in-an-emerging-texas-film-festival-circuit/. Accessed June 20, 2021.

Frost, Jennifer. 2023. “Cinema as Cultural Diplomacy and the Cold War: U.S. Participation in International Film Festivals Behind the Iron Curtain, 1959-1971.” Journal of Cold War Studies 25 (1): 75–100. https://doi.org/10.1162/jcws_a_01122.

Goldman, Tanya. 2017. “Brandon Films’ World Film Festival Brochure, Circa 1962.” Film History: An International Journal 29 (4): 131–56. https://doi.org/10.2979/filmhistory.29.4.06.

Gray, Michael. 2013. “Irish Cinema, U.S. Audiences: Irish Film New York and Other U.S. Irish Film Festivals.” Web Exclusive. Cineaste 38 (4).

Hamamoto, Darrell Y. 1998. “New Independence at the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival.” Journal of Asian American Studies 1 (2): 204–9.

Högerle, Erin Franziska. 2020. Asian American Film Festivals: Frames, Locations, and Performances of Memory. Media and cultural memory. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter. Dissertation.

Holder, Maryse. 1972. “women’s video festival.” Off Our Backs 3 (2): 18. http://www.jstor.org/stable/25783508.

Horak, Laura. 2021. “Representing Ourselves into Existence: The Cultural, Political, and Aesthetic Work of Transgender Film Festivals in the 1990s.” In The Oxford Handbook of Queer Cinema, edited by Ronald Gregg and Amy Villarejo, 511-C20.N104. Oxford handbooks series. New York: Oxford University Press.

Kerns, Susan, and Michelle Yates. 2020. “Activist Praxis Meets Project-Based Learning: A Case Study of Student Involvement at the Chicago Feminist Film Festival.” Journal of Film & Video 72 (1-2): 67–72. https://doi.org/10.5406/jfilmvideo.72.1-2.0067.

Kredell, Brendan. 2012. “T.O. Live with Film: The Toronto International Film Festival and Municipal Cultural Policy in Contemporary Toronto.” CJFS 21 (1): 21–37.

Lacasse, Germain. 2015. “Chasse au Godard d’Abbittibbi: Chronotope d’une culture cinématographique régionale.” [Abbittibbi’s Godard hunt: Chronotope of a culture]. Synoptique 3 (2): 29–48. https://synoptiqueblog.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/3-germain-lacasse-chasse-au-godard-dabbittibbi-chronotope-dune-culture-cinecc81matographique-recc81gionale.pdf. Accessed May 22, 2020.

Limov, Brad. 2023. “Platforming Inclusion at U.S. Media Industry Events: Confronting Hollywood’s Lack of Representational Diversity.” Critical Studies in Media Communication, 1–15. https://doi.org/10.1080/15295036.2023.2245440.

Locklear, Chad. 2022. “Creating a Visual Brand Identity: Rebranding an Indigenous Film Festival.” Master’s Thesis, Hussman School of Journalism and Media, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Accessed August 19, 2023. https://cdr.lib.unc.edu/concern/masters_papers/f7623p50p?locale=en.

Luca, Giovanna Caterina de. 2020. “Cultural Exports: Italian Film Festivals in the US.” Cinergie – Il Cinema e le altre Arti, no. 18: 95–105. https://doi.org/10.6092/issn.2280-9481/11476.

Lutkehaus, Nancy C. 1995. “The Sundance Film Festival: Notes Towards an Ethnography of a Film Festival.” Visual Anthropology Review 11 (2): 121–29.

Mirvish, Dan. 2017. The Cheerful Subversive’s Guide to Independent Filmmaking: From Preproduction to Festivals and Distribution. New York: Routledge Focal Press.

Mitchell, Aimée. 2023. “Troubling Toronto Queer Festivals: Transgressions in and of Queer Counterpublics.” In Canadian Cinema in the New Millennium, edited by Lee Carruthers and Charles Tepperman, 340–69. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press.

Mitchell, Sarah Elaine Dillard. 2017. “Glamorous Work: An Ethnographic Study of the Toronto Interntational Film Festival.” PhD Thesis, Department of Anthropology, Indiana University.

Mitchell, Sarah Elaine Dillard. 2017. “Programmer as Festival Spokesperson: Information Management Strategies at the Toronto International Film Festival.” In Film Festivals and Anthropology, edited by Aida Vallejo and Maria-Paz Peirano, 305–21. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Olibet, Ylenia, and Alanna Thain. 2023. “Vidéo De Femmes Dans Le Parc: Feminist Rhythms and Festival Times Under Covid.” In Rethinking Film Festivals in the Pandemic Era and After, edited by Marijke de Valck and Antoine Damiens, 155–75. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan.

Olson, Jenni, and Jiz Lee. 2023. “Curating Our Own Space: A Conversation on Online Queer Film Exhibition and Adult Queer Cinema.” In Rethinking Film Festivals in the Pandemic Era and After, edited by Marijke de Valck and Antoine Damiens, 177–92. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan.

Peña, Richard. 2012. “Setting the Course: Directors and Directions at the New York Film Festival, 1963-2010.” In Coming Soon to a Festival Near You: Programming Film Festivals, edited by Jeffrey Ruoff, 77–87. St. Andrews: St Andrews Film Books.

Petrychyn, Jonathan. 2017. “The Queer Film Festival Quandary.” Briarpatch 46 (3): 24–28. https://briarpatchmagazine.com/articles/view/the-queer-film-festival-quandary. Accessed May 22, 2020.

Petrychyn, Jonathan. 2023. “Cinephilia, Publics, Cinegoraphilia: Surveying the Short-Term Effects of Covid-19 on Community-Based Festivals in Toronto.” In Rethinking Film Festivals in the Pandemic Era and After, edited by Marijke de Valck and Antoine Damiens, 193–210. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan.

Rae, Ian, and Jessica Thom. 2016. “The Rise and Fall of the Stratford International Film Festival.” CJFS 25 (1): 67–87.

Rastegar, Roya Zahra. 2009. “The De-Fusion of Good Intentions: Outfest’s Fusion Film Festival.” GLQ 15 (3): 481–97.

Rastegar, Roya Zahra. 2011. “Cinematic Spaces of Freedom & the Challenge of American Film Festivals.” PhD Thesis, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Rastegar, Roya Zahra. 2012. “Curating ‘Physical Cinema’ at Sundance’s New Frontier.” S&F Online 10 (3). http://sfonline.barnard.edu/feminist-media-theory/curating-physical-cinema-at-sundances-new-frontier/. Accessed May 25, 2020.

Rastegar, Roya Zahra. 2012. “Evolving Narrative Structures Forge New Cine-Love at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.” Camera Obscura 27 (3 (#81)): 149–57. https://doi.org/10.1215/02705346-1727491.

Rastegar, Roya Zahra. 2012. “The Curatorial Crisis in Independent Films: How Do the Spaces in Which We Watch Films Shape the Way We See and Make Meaning?” CSW Update Newsletter. http://escholarship.org/uc/item/4mb0f534. Accessed February 25, 2020.

Richards, Stuart James. 2012. “Frameline’s Conservative Hoax: Smashing Frameline’s Homonormative Image to Reveal a Socially Empowering Organisation.” antiTHESIS (22): 123–37.

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

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Robbins, Andrew. 2021. “”The Hold Out”: The San Francisco Transgender Film Festival and Exhibition as Protest.” Doktorarbeit, School of Journalism and Communication, University of Oregon. Accessed October 05, 2021. https://scholarsbank.uoregon.edu/xmlui/handle/1794/26640.

Ruby, Jay. 2017. “Temple University’s Conferences on Visual Anthropology: A First Person, Clearly Biased Report on an Experiment.” In Film Festivals and Anthropology, edited by Aida Vallejo and Maria-Paz Peirano, 143–63. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Ruoff, Jeffrey. 2012. “Programming the Old and the New: Bill and Stella Pence on the Telluride Film Festival.” In Coming Soon to a Festival Near You: Programming Film Festivals, edited by Jeffrey Ruoff, 135–54. St. Andrews: St Andrews Film Books.

Ruoff, Jeffrey. 2016. Telluride in the Film Festival Galaxy. St Andrews: St Andrews Film Studies.

Smart, Scott. 2020. “Being Seen Making Scenes: An Archival Exploration of Ottawa’s First Gay and Lesbian Film and Video Festival.” Master Thesis, Carleton University.

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Winton, Ezra. 2013. “Good for the Heart and Soul, Good for Business: The Cultural Politics of Documentary at the Hot Docs Film Festival.” PhD Thesis, Communication, Carleton University. Accessed May 25, 2020. http://curve.carleton.ca/system/files/theses/27612.pdf.

Winton, Ezra. 2020. “Frames of Counterpower: The Politics of Film Programming.” In Contemporary Radical Film Culture: Networks, Organisations and Activists, edited by Steve Presence, Mike Wayne, and Jack Newsinger, 175–89. London, New York: Routledge.

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Zimmermann, Patricia R. 2012. “Humanist and Poetic Activism: The Robert Flaherty Film Seminar in the 1950s.” In Film Festival Yearbook 4: Film Festivals and Activism, edited by Dina Iordanova and Leshu Torchin, 175–89. St Andrews: St Andrews Film Studies.

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