9.2 a) Film Genre

Under the rubric ‘film genre’ we group for instance festivals on fantasy, science fiction, horror, and crime (cf. Stringer 2008).

McVitie, Anne. The Democratisation of Film Noir: A Case Study of the Noir City Film Festival, San Francisco, USA. PhD Thesis, University of the West of Scotland, 2018.

Rath, Linda L. “Building a DIY Genre Film Festivals Web Resource to Empower Digital Scholarship and Cultural Heritage Participation.” The Moving Image, vol. 17, no. 1, 2017,

Stringer, Julian. “Genre Films and Festival Communities: Lessons from Nottingham, 1991-2000.” Film International, vol. 6, no. 4, 2008, pp. 53–60.

Fantasy Film Festivals

Dellert, Frederike. “Kontroverse Pioniere: Zur Kuration des Fantasy Filmfest.” Schnitt, 2 (#62), 2011, pp. 35–36.

Fantastic Film Festivals: US & Canada, resource website.  <http://fantasticfilmfests.com/>

Gann, Jon. “’Select. Build. Party.’: Patrick Van Hauwaert, Razor Reel Fantastic Film Festival.” Behind the Screens: Programmers Reveal How Film Festivals Really Work, Reel Plan Press, 2012, pp. 39–48.

Mendik, Xavier. “The Fantastik Film Festival: An Overview and Interview with Magnus Paulsson.” Alternative Europe: Eurotrash and Exploitation Cinema Since 1945, edited by Ernest Mathijs and Xavier Mendik, Wallflower, 2004, pp. 232–35.

van Extergem, Dirk. “The Brussels International Festival of Fantastic Film.” Alternative Europe: Eurotrash and Exploitation Cinema Since 1945, edited by Ernest Mathijs and Xavier Mendik, Wallflower, 2004, pp. 216–27.

Vivar Navas, Rosana. “Never Seen a Shot Like That Before! Playfulness and Participatory Audiences in San Sebastian Horror and Fantasy Film Festival.” Live Cinema: Cultures, Economies, Aesthetics, edited by Sarah Atkinson and Helen W. Kennedy, Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 2017, pp. 117–32.

Horror Film Festivals

Hills, Matt. “Attending Horror Film Festivals and Conventions: Liveness, Subcultural Capital and ‘Flesh-and-Blood Genre Communities’.” Horror Zone: The Cultural Experience of Contemporary Horror Cinema, edited by Ian Conrich, I.B. Tauris, 2010, pp. 87–101.

Vivar Navas, Rosana. “A Film Bacchanal: Playfulness and Audience Sovereignty in San Sebastian Horror and Fantasy Film Festival.” Participations: Journal of Audience & Reception Studies, vol. 13, no. 1, 2016, pp. 234–51. www.participations.org​/​Volume%2013/​Issue%201/​S1/​6.pdf.

Vivar Navas, Rosana. “Never Seen a Shot Like That Before! Playfulness and Participatory Audiences in San Sebastian Horror and Fantasy Film Festival.” Live Cinema: Cultures, Economies, Aesthetics, edited by Sarah Atkinson and Helen W. Kennedy, Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 2017, pp. 117–32.

(last updated: 24 July 2021)