FFRN Newsletter 4/2009

Newsletter 4/2009 for the Film Festival Research Network (FFRN)
December 7, 2009

Dear Colleagues,

in this fourth newsletter of the Film Festival Research Network this year, we’d like to ask once more for your help to update the FFRN bibliography. We can announce newly added panels on film festival issues at SCMS and would like to remind you about two CfPs.

1) Update of the Film Festival Research bibliography
2) SCMS Los Angeles, March 17-21, 2010
3) Reminder: CfP NECS 2010
4) Reminder: CfP Grenoble

1) Update of the Film Festival Research bibliography

The year is almost over, and Marijke and I promised to update the Film Festival Research bibliography by the end of the year.
We have already compiled an update that will appear as “Thematic Bibliography on Film Festival Research – Update: 2009” in the Film Festival Yearbook 2: Film Festivals and Imagined Communities in February 2010.
The online version of the bibliography that appeared as part of Medienwissenschaft: Berichte und Papiere December 2008, will also be updated. The URL will stay the same, so you can keep your bookmarks at: http://www1.uni-hamburg.de/Medien/berichte/arbeiten/0091_08.html
In order to make this bibliography as complete as possible, we would like to ask for your help. Please let us know about any additions to the bibliography. The second edition will also incorporate slight adjustments or differentiations to some of the categories. If you have suggestions regarding the structure, please let us know. Since the update should go online before the Christmas holidays, please get back to us with references and suggestions before December 10, 2009.

2) SCMS Los Angeles, March 17-21, 2010

In the last newsletter we asked for paper proposals to enter panels to the upcoming SCMS conference in Los Angeles, March 17-21, 2010.
I am pleased to announce that the two panels and the workshop that were arranged out of these entries were accepted at SCMS.

Workshop ID: 159
Title: Film Festival Research Methodology
Chair: Ragan Rhyne (University of St Andrews)
Co-chair: Skadi Loist (University of Hamburg)
Workshop Participants:
* Ragan Rhyne (University of St Andrews)
* Skadi Loist (University of Hamburg)
* Su-Anne Yeo (University of London-Goldsmiths )
* Roya Rastegar (University of California, Santa Cruz)
* Brendan Kredell (Northwestern University)

Panel ID: 1275
Title: New Waves and Film Festivals: (Trans)National Negotiations
Chair: Malte Hagener (Universitaet Lueneburg / Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum)
* Pavel Skopal (Masaryk University), “Co-Productions, Film Festivals, and the Wave beyond the Curtain: The Czech New Wave as a Trans-National and „Trans-Bloc“ Phenomenon”
* Malte Hagener (Universitaet Lueneburg / Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum), “A New Wave without films? The Curious Case of the Young German Cinema”
* Christian Jungen (University of Zurich), “„There must be something going on“: New waves as an obsession of festival programmers and film critics”
* Su-Anne Yeo (University of London-Goldsmiths ), “‘A Will to Cinema’ in Post-97 Hong Kong: Minor Transnationalism and the Hong Kong Asian Independent Film Festival”

Panel ID: 1308
Title: Film Festival as Archive: Toward Addressing History/ies in the Context of Film Festivals
Chair: Karen Petruska (Georgia State University) Co-chair : Virginia Wexman (University of Illinois-Chicago)
* Karen Petruska (Georgia State University), “Il Cinema Ritrovato: At the Intersection of the Filmic Past and the Digital Future”
* Ger Zielinski (New York University), “On the Pragmatics of Programming and Archives of Feelings at LGBT Film Festivals”
* Saer Ba (University of St Andrews), “An Emergent Canon/Field? Of Diaspora, African Cinema and the Film Festival”
* Toby Lee (Harvard University), “Festival City: Public Culture and the Production of Locality in Thessaloniki”

Along with the panels and papers focussing on film festivals that had been accepted to the Tokyo Conference, there will be a strong presence of festival research at SCMS. I hope many of us get to finally meet in person and that we’ll have great discussions.

3) Reminder CfP NECS 2010 [14 December 2009]

CFP pre-constituted panel(s) on film festivals
NECS 2010 – Istanbul Conference (www.necs-initiative.org)
“Urban Mediations”, Istanbul, Turkey, June 24-27, 2010

In preparation for the fourth annual NECS conference in Istanbul next year we would like to invite scholars working on film festivals (especially members of the Film Festival Research Network & Film Festival Research Work Group) to submit paper proposals for a pre-constituted panel or panels.
While the conference theme focuses on “capitals, cities and urbanity”, this is not intended to be rigid. The film festival panel(s) will therefore be open to papers on all aspects of research relating to film festivals.
Please contact Marijke de Valck (m.devalck@uva.nl ) before DECEMBER 14, 2009 to register your interest and indicate the possible area of your paper. We will then work at integrating these interests to form a panel or panels. For the eventual panel(s), all presenters are asked to provide a title, an abstract of max. 150 words, 3-5 keywords, 3-5 key bibliographical references, technical requirements, the name of the presenter and institutional affiliation. We therefore ask anyone participating in the panel(s) to have their completed proposals with Marijke by JANUARY 24, 2010 to allow time for preparation of the overall panel(s) description(s) and submission before the general submissions deadline on January 31, 2010.
The conference language is English. Conference attendance is free, but NECS membership is required to participate in the conference (register with NECS at the NECS website, www.necs-initiative.org or upon arrival in Istanbul; for the terms of NECS membership, please see the website). Participants will have to cover their own travel and accommodation expenses. Detailed information on NECS and the Istanbul Conference will be posted on www.necs-initiative.org .

4) Reminder CfP Grenoble [31 January 2010]

Call for Papers
The 4th Annual Conference on ‘Cultural Production in a Global Context: The Worldwide Film Industries’
Grenoble Ecole de Management, Grenoble, France
June 3-5, 2010

Following on the highly successful conferences held in New York in 2007, Copenhagen 2008, and London 2009, we invite submissions to the fourth conference on the worldwide film industries. The conference will be hosted by the Creative Industries Research Group at Grenoble Ecole de Management, on June 3-5, 2010.
We invite papers from researchers working on all aspects of film development, production, distribution, and exhibition. As in the prior conferences, we also invite researchers who are working on the impact of new technologies, the emergence of new business models, and the impact of trade and regulation on the global film industry.
Following the concluding discussions at the London conference, we particularly welcome papers which study film firms and organizations (instead of single films or projects) as well as papers that study film industries outside the U.S. and Europe. Other areas we would like to emphasize for the Grenoble conference include film festivals and markets as field-configuring events, the interrelation of film and TV industries, models and evolutions of public policy, and, last but not least, the study of professional trajectories in the film industries.
We hope for a broad range of theoretical, methodological, and geographic diversity in the contributions. Abstracts should indicate the central research question taken up in the paper, methodological and theoretical points of departure, conclusions and results – all delivered in no more than 1000 words. Abstracts should be submitted by January 31, 2010 to marko.pitesa@grenoble-em.com.
Grenoble is an attractive alpine city in south-east France, ringed by mountain peaks, gateway to the French Alps, to Drôme and Provence. It is a vibrant European center for research and technological innovation. The nearest international airport is Lyon St-Exupéry (regular shuttle buses). Paris is at 2h50 by TGV high speed train.

Important deadlines:
31 January 2010 – Deadline for submission of abstracts
21 February 2010 – Notification of acceptance of abstracts
1 May 2010 – Final deadline for registration
15 May 2010 – Submission of your full paper

We look forward to submissions from participants in the prior conferences. We also strongly encourage you to pass this invitation to other scholars who may be interested.
Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
The organizing committee:
Charles-Clemens Rüling & Marko Piteša, Grenoble Ecole de Management
Jesper Strandgaard Pedersen, Copenhagen Business School

If you have any general questions and suggestions regarding FFRN, please email us. Also feel free to share information with the whole list. Stay in touch!

Kind regards,
Skadi Loist, Universität Hamburg (skadi.loist@uni-hamburg.de)
Marijke de Valck, University of Amsterdam (m.devalck@uva.nl)

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