FFRN @ NECS 2014 Milano

As the NECS 2014 conference in Milano will kick off in a couple of days, here are a few updates on the final schedule.

The NECS 2014 Conference

Creative Energies » Creative Industries
Milan, Italy; 19-21 June 2014
Hosted by the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Organized by the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and the University of Udine

The final program of the NECS 2014 conference in Milan is now online (with updated last-minute changes and cancellations): downoad the PDF here.


Film Festival Research at NECS 2014 Milan

The Film Festival Research Workgroup will kick off its incredibly productive year with the workgroup meeting on Thursday afternoon in session D.

Session D11:  Thursday 19th » 15:45-17:30

D11  Film Festival Research Work Group


For the 2014 NECS edition there will be a record number of 28 papers presented on film festivals within 9 panels.  For your conveniece here are all panels listed that feature film festival related research:

Session E:  Friday 20th » 9:00-10:45

E9 Images on Display. New and Old Festivals
Chair: Skadi Loist (Universität Rostock)

  • Christel Taillibert, John Wäfler (Université Nice Sophia Antipolis): On the Emergence of Film Festivals: Insights From France, Italy and Switzerland
  • Malte Hagener (Philipps-Universität Marburg): Towards an Expanded Cinema History. Expo 67 and the ‘Invention of Creativity’
  • Murat Akser (University of Ulster): Rise of the Queer Shorts: Turkish LGBT Festivals and the Short Narrative Film
  • Rosanna Maule (Concordia University): Women’s Festival 2.0, Between Grassroots Globalization and Neoliberal Feminism: the Birdseyeview Festival

Session F:  Friday 20th » 11:00-12:45

F1 Film Festival Origins
Chair:  Lydia Papadimitriou (Liverpool John Moores University)

  • James Udden (Gettysburg College): Festival des 3 Continents at Nantes: Expiation for the Sins of Omission
  • Kirsten Stevens (The University of Melbourne): Enthusiastic Amateurs: the Origins and Evolution of the Melbourne International Film Festival as Grassroots Celebration
  • Lydia Papadimitriou (Liverpool John Moores University): Thessaloniki (International) Film Festival: From Defining to Questioning Greek National Cinema

Session G:  Friday 20th » 13:45-15:30

G7 Unmapped Creativity. Asian Cinema and the Alternative Film Festival Network
Chair:  Ran Ma (Nagoya University)

  • Eija Niskanen (Helsingin Ylopisto): Small Asias in Europe: Asian Film Festivals Outside of Asia
  • Lydia Wu Dan (Newcastle University): Grassroots or International? The First China Women’s Film Festival
  • Ran Ma (Nagoya University): Kozoku and the Grassroots Film Network for Contemporary Japanese Independent Cinema
  • Ruby Cheung (Independent Scholar): The Mapping of the East Asian-related Film Festivals in the UK

Session H:  Friday 20th » 15:45-17:30

H2 Film Festivals and Politics: Challenges, Changes and Crises
Chair: David Archibald (University of Glasgow)

  • David Archibald (University of Glasgow): The Ethics and Politics of Human Rights Film Festivals
  • Dunja Jelenkovic (Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines): Yugoslav Documentary and Short Film Festival 1954-2000. From Yugoslav Socialism to Serbian Nationalism
  • Ger Zielinski (Trent University): Weg zum Nachbarn: On the Oberhausen Festival, Its Politics, and Its Crises

Session I:  Saturday 21st » 9:00-10:45

I1 Creative Energies and Queer Critical Voices: Alternative Frameworks of Cultural Production and Community Participation
Chair : Cindy Wong (CUNY)

  • Yuriy Zikratyy (Concordia University): It’s Free to Come Here—but You Have to Pay Fifty Cents!’: Money, Audience and Creative Energies in Jack Smith’s Artistic Practice
  • Giampaolo Marzi (Concordia University): The Crowd and the Community: Festival Crowd-Funding and the Communal Modes of Engaging Film Audiences
  • Antoine Damiens (Concordia University) Where’s the Audience? Understanding the Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Experience
  • Fulvia Massimi (Concordia University): ‘A Boy’s Best Friend is his Mother’: Quebec Matriarchy and Queer Nationalism in the Cinema of Xavier Dolan

I8 New Creativities: Visual Media Strategies in the Middle East and North Africa
Chair:  Boaz Hagin (Tel Aviv University)

  • Murat Akser (University of Ulster) New Media and Film Festivals in the Middle East
  • Alena Strohmaier (Philipps-Universität Marburg): Visual Media Strategies of the Iranian Diaspora
  • Stefanie Van de Peer (University of Stirling): New Media and Mainstream Cinema in Revolutionary North Africa

Session J:  Saturday 21st » 11:00-12:45

J7 Film Trade(s) at Film Festivals [1]
Chair:  Marijke de Valck (Universiteit van Amsterdam)

  • Cindy Wong (The City University of New York): Co-Production Markets in the Asian Context
  • Maria Paz-Peirano (University of Kent): Industry Labs and Markets: the Case of the ‘Newest’ Chilean Cinema in the International Film Festival Circuit
  • Dorota Ostrowska (Birkbeck, University of London) Producers’ Playground: the British Film Producers Association and International Film Festivals in the Post-war Period
  • Antonio Falduto (Universita degli Studi Internazionali di Roma): How Important are Film Festivals for Careers of Auteur Directors?

Session K:  Saturday 21st » 13:45-15:30

K9 Film Trade(s) at Film Festivals [2]
Chair:  Dorota Ostrowska (Birkbeck, University of London)

  • Marijke de Valck (Universiteit van Amsterdam): What About Screening Fees? Film Festivals as Revenue Stream
  • Enrico Vannucci (Oxford Brookes University): Mapping Hubs and Flows: Distribution and Trade Systems in the Short Film Festival Network
  • Skadi Loist (Universität Rostock): Methodological Challenges in the Study of Film Circulation on the International Film Festival Circuit

Session L: Saturday 21st » 15:45-17:30

L9 Geopolitical Strategies in Film Festival Between Activism and Cinephilia
Chair : Enrico Vannucci (Oxford Brookes University)

  • Monia Acciari (University of Oxford): The Socio-Cultural Activism of Film Festivals: the Fluid Spaces of London and Florence
  • Ludovica Fales (Università degli Studi di Udine): Landscapes of Creative Dissent, Protest and Freedom of Speech. Witnessing, Testifying and Narrating Dissent in Human Rights Film Network Between 2011 and 2013
  • Giacomo Di Foggia (Università di Bologna): On the Need to Analyze the Lives and Ideas of Festival Founders
  • Roy Menarini (Università di Bologna): Respondent


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