9.2 b) Type

By ‘type’ we mean festivals featuring films defined by stylistic or narrative feature, such as animation, archival, documentary, ethnographic, experimental, fiction, or silent film.

As the output on these specialized festivals has grown so much, we created dedicated sub-pages. Please follow the links below.

9.2.b.1 Animation Film Festivals
9.2.b.2 Archival Film Festivals

9.2.b.3 Documentary Film Festivals
9.2.b.4 Ethnographic and Anthropological Film Festivals
9.2.b.5 Experimental Film Festivals
9.2.b.6 Silent Film Festivals 


Alencar, Miriam. 1978. O Cinema Em Festivais E Os Caminhos Do Curta-Metragem No Brasil. Rio de Janeiro: Artenova.

Peralta-García, Lidia, Raquel Gómez-Rosado, and Clara López-Cantos. 2023. “Festivales De Cine Rural: Funciones Sociales, Obstáculos Y Retos.” Communication & Society 36 (4): 135–53. https://doi.org/10.15581/


9.2.b.5  Experimental Film Festivals

Becker, Edith. 1992. “The New York Lesbian and Gay Experimental Film Festival.” Jump Cut (No. 37): 74. http://www.ejumpcut.org/archive/onlinessays/JC37folder/NYexptlGayLesFest.html. Accessed May 31, 2020.


9.2.b.6  Silent Film Festivals

Dixon, Bryony. 2013. “The Relationship Between Archives and Festivals: Reflections on the British Silent Film Festival.” In Film Festival Yearbook 5: Archival Film Festivals, edited by Alex Marlow-Mann, 105–15. St Andrews: St Andrews Film Books.

Riley, John. 2013. “Live Cinema: Silent Film, Orchestral Accompaniment and the Special Event.” In Film Festival Yearbook 5: Archival Film Festivals, edited by Alex Marlow-Mann, 67–77. St Andrews: St Andrews Film Books.

Sørenssen, Bjørn. 2008. “Le Giornate del Cinema Muto, Pordenone 2007.” [The Days of Silent Cinema, Pordenone 2007]. Film International 6 (4): 77–81.

(Last updated:  29. April 2024)