9.2 d) Social Concern Festivals

 

Dina Iordanova suggests grouping festivals with a certain political aim as “social concern festivals” (Iordanova 2009: 31), which would encompass festivals such as disability film festivals, environmental/green film festivals (Haslam 2004), globalization film festivals, human rights film festivals, festivals against human trafficking (Torchin 2010), etc.

 

Iordanova, Dina (2012). “Film Festivals and Dissent: Can Film Change the World?.” Film Festival Yearbook 4: Film Festivals and Activism. Eds. Dina Iordanova and Leshu Torchin. St Andrews: St Andrews Film Studies. pp. 13–30.

Kerns, Susan Santha (2015). “From Calling ‘Action’ to Community Action: The Milwaukee Film Festival’s Conversation Series.” Synoptique 3:2 (2015): 101–113. <http://synoptique.hybrid.concordia.ca/index.php/main/article/view/52>. (12 Mar. 2015)

Torchin, Leshu (2012). “Networked for Advocacy: Film Festivals and Activism.” Film Festival Yearbook 4: Film Festivals and Activism. Eds. Dina Iordanova and Leshu Torchin. St Andrews: St Andrews Film Studies. pp. 1–12.

Roy, Carole (2012). “‘Why Don’t They Show those on TV?’: Documentary Film Festivals, Media and Community.” International Journal of Lifelong Education  31:3 (2012): 293–307.

 

Disability Film Festivals

Mitchell, David, and Sharon L. Snyder (2012). “Permutations of the Species: Independent Disability Cinema and the Critique of National Normativity.” Film Festival Yearbook 4: Film Festivals and Activism. Eds. Dina Iordanova and Leshu Torchin. St Andrews: St Andrews Film Studies. pp. 81–93.

Snyder, Sharon L., and David T. Mitchell (2008). “How Do We Get All these Disabilities in Here? Disability Film Festivals and the Politics of Atypicality.” Canadian Journal of Film Studies | Revue Canadienne d’Études Cinématographiques 17:1 (2008): 11–29.

Tadeo Fuica, Beatriz (2012). “Disability and Health-Related Festivals.” Listing. Film Festival Yearbook 4: Film Festivals and Activism. Eds. Dina Iordanova and Leshu Torchin. St Andrews: St Andrews Film Studies. pp. 299–300.

Tadeo Fuica, Beatriz (2012). “Deaf Film Festivals.” Listing. Film Festival Yearbook 4: Film Festivals and Activism. Eds. Dina Iordanova and Leshu Torchin. St Andrews: St Andrews Film Studies. pp. 301.

Tracton, Sarah (2008). “Finding An(other) Audience: Accessible Cinema and The Other Film Festival.” Metro 159 (2008): 50–53.

 

Environmental Film Festivals

Armatage, Kay (2013). “Planet in Focus: Environmental Film Festivals.” Screening Nature: Cinema beyond the Human. Eds. Anat Pick, and Guinevere Narraway. New York: Berghahn. pp. 257–273.

Georgekutty A. L. (2012). “Voices from the Waters: International Travelling Film Festival on Water.” Film Festival Yearbook 4: Film Festivals and Activism. Eds. Dina Iordanova, and Leshu Torchin. St Andrews: St Andrews Film Studies. pp. 147–156.

Haslam, Mark (2004). “Vision, Authority, Context: Cornerstones of Curation and Programming.” The Moving Image 4:1 (2004): 48–59.

Monani, Salma (2012). “Environmental Film Festivals: Beginning Explorations at the Intersections of Film Festival Studies and Ecocritical Studies.” Ecocinema Theory and Practice. Eds. Stephen Rust, Salma Monani, and Sean Cubitt. AFI Film Readers. New York: Routledge. pp. 253–278.

Norman, Marc (2000). “Public Education Through Community-Based Film Programs: A Report on the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital.” The Journal of Environmental Education 31:2 (2000): 28–30.

 

Human Rights Film Festivals

Blažević, Igor (2012). “Film Festivals as a Human Rights Awareness Building Tool: Experiences of the Prague One World Festival.” Film Festival Yearbook 4: Film Festivals and Activism. Eds. Dina Iordanova and Leshu Torchin. St Andrews: St Andrews Film Studies. pp. 109–120.

Bowles, Ryan (2013). “Screening Human Rights: A Media Ethnography of the Human Rights Film Network and its Festivals.” PhD Thesis. University of California, Santa Barbara. (2013).

Fales, Ludovica (2014). “Landscapes of Creative Dissent, Protest and Freedom of Speech: Witnessing, Testifying And Narrating Dissent In Human Rights Film Network Between 2011-2013.” Cinergie: Il cinema e le altre arti 6 (2014): 34–41. <http://www.cinergie.it/?p=4983>. (15 May 2015)

Fischer, Alex (2012). “From Local to Global: The Growing Pains of the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival: An Interview with Bruni Burres, Festival Director (1991-2008).” Film Festival Yearbook 4: Film Festivals and Activism. Eds. Dina Iordanova and Leshu Torchin. St Andrews: St Andrews Film Studies. pp. 201–214.

Grassilli, Mariagiulia (2012). “Human Rights Film Festivals: Global/Local Networks for Advocacy.” Film Festival Yearbook 4: Film Festivals and Activism. Eds. Dina Iordanova and Leshu Torchin. St Andrews: St Andrews Film Studies. pp. 31–47.

Iacob, Raluca (2012). “Combining the Foreign with the Familiar: An Interview with Jasmina Bojic, Founder and Director of the United Nations Association Film Festival.” Film Festival Yearbook 4: Film Festivals and Activism. Eds. Dina Iordanova and Leshu Torchin. St Andrews: St Andrews Film Studies. pp. 215–223.

Kulhánková, Hana, et al., eds. (2015). Setting Up a Human Rights Film Festival, vol. 2. Prague: People in Need. <http://www.moviesthatmatter.nl/media/documenten/film-festival-guide-vol-2.pdf> (1 Sep. 2015)

Muller, Clare (2012). “Human Rights Film Festivals and Human Rights Education: The Human Rights Arts and Film Festival (HRAFF), Australia.” Film Festival Yearbook 4: Film Festivals and Activism. Eds. Dina Iordanova and Leshu Torchin. St Andrews: St Andrews Film Studies. pp. 165–173.

One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival (2009). Setting Up a Human Rights Film Festival: A Handbook for Festival Organizers Including Case Studies of Prominent Human Rights Events. Ed. Tereza Porybná. Prague: People in Need. <http://www.oneworld.cz/ow/2009/download/pdf/OW-cookbook_web.pdf>. (3 May 2010)

Pócsik, Andrea (2008). “Their Life and Our Vicarious Experiences: On Human Rights Films and Festivals.” Politics and Culture 2 (2008). <http://aspen.conncoll.edu/politicsandculture/page.cfm?key=623>. (9 Jan. 2009)

Rosenstone, Robert A. (2012). “Mediterranean Encounters in Rabat: Rencontres méditerranéennes cinéma et droits de I’Homme.” Film Festival Yearbook 4: Film Festivals and Activism. Eds. Dina Iordanova and Leshu Torchin. St Andrews: St Andrews Film Studies. pp. 157–163.

Stancu, Radu (2009). “Festivalul de film documentar dedicat drepturilor omului One World Romania sau ‘Republica oamenilor bine intenţionaţi’.” [Documentary Film Festival of Human Rights One World Romania or ‘Republic of well-intentioned people’]. Revista Arhivelor | Archives Review  1 (2009): 363–368.

Tadeo Fuica, Beatriz (2012). “Human Rights Film Festivals.” Listing. Film Festival Yearbook 4: Film Festivals and Activism. Eds. Dina Iordanova and Leshu Torchin. St Andrews: St Andrews Film Studies. pp. 281–285.

Tascon, Sonia M. (2015). Human Rights Film Festivals: Activism in Context. London, New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Torchin, Leshu (2010). “Traffic Jam: Film, Activism and Human Trafficking.” Moving People, Moving Images: Cinema and Trafficking in the New Europe. Eds. William Brown, Dina Iordanova, and Leshu Torchin. St. Andrews: Univ. of St. Andrews. pp. 218–236.

Torchin, Leshu (2012). “Just Vision and the Uses of a Festival Circuit: An Interview with Ronit Avni, Executive Director of Just Vision.” Film Festival Yearbook 4: Film Festivals and Activism. Eds. Dina Iordanova, and Leshu Torchin. St Andrews: St Andrews Film Studies. pp. 235–243.

Torchin, Leshu (2012). “Traffic Jam Revisited: Film Festivals, Activism and Human Trafficking.” Film Festival Yearbook 4: Film Festivals and Activism. Eds. Dina Iordanova and Leshu Torchin. St Andrews: St Andrews Film Studies. pp. 95–106.

 

Indigenous Film Festivals

Cordova, Amalia (2012). “Towards an Indigenous Film Festival Circuit.” Film Festival Yearbook 4: Film Festivals and Activism. Eds. Dina Iordanova and Leshu Torchin. St Andrews: St Andrews Film Studies. pp. 63–80.

Monani, Salma, and Miranda Brady (2013). “ImagineNATIVE 2012: Ecocinema and The Indigenous Film Festival.” Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture  13:3/4 (2013). <http://reconstruction.eserver.org/133/133_Monani_Brady.shtml>. (17 Feb. 2014)

 

Mental Health Film Festivals

Clarke, Pamela, and Lee Knifton (2009). “The Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival: Promoting Social Change through the Arts.” A Life in the Day 13:3 (2009): 10–13.

Quinn, N., et al. (2011). “The Impact of a National Mental Health Arts and Film Festival on Stigma and Recovery.” Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica 123:1 (2011): 71–81.

 

(Last updated: 5 November 2015)