Film Festival Research @ NECS Bucharest 2022

NECS Bucharest 2022
Epistemic Media: Atlas, Archive, Network

Main Conference Venue: Central Library of the Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Splaiul Independeței, no. 313, Bucharest, 060042, Romania

At this year’s NECS conference, taking place again in-person in Bucharest, Romania, there will be 8 panels and workshops featuring film festival research.

Thursday, 23 June 2022 » 9:00–10:45 EEST, Room B 3.1
A9 Writing and Accessing Film Festivals’ History: Difficulties, Goals, and Differences

Chair: Lucy Alejandra Pizaña Perez (Konrad Wolf Film University Babelsberg)

  • Lucia Leoni (University of Basel)
    How to Work on Film Festivals Research: Cinematic Archives of Switzerland
  • Cyril Cordoba (University of Fribourg)
    “Don’t Awaken a Sleeping Giant”: How Can/Should We Write about Locarno Film Festival’s History?
  • Pablo La Parra-Pérez (Elias Querejeta Zine Eskola)
    Out of the Box: Notes of the Archive and Research Project ‘Zinemaldia 70: All Possible Histories’ (2018-2022)
  • Juliana Muylaert (Federal Fluminense University)
    Film Festivals’ History and Studies in Brazil: An Overview

Thursday, 23 June 2022 » 11:00–12:45 EEST, Room B 2.2
B2 Film Festivals

Chair: Alkım Kutlu (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf)

  • Andrea Gelardi (University of St. Andrews)
    A Regional Archipelago: Mapping and Measuring the Apulian Film Festival System
  • Angela Bianca Saponari (University of Bari Aldo Moro)
    A Global Film Literacy Project: the Apulia Region between Film Festivals and European Networks
  • Vejune Zemaityte (Tallinn University), Andres Karjus (Tallinn University) et al.
    A Cultural Data Analysis of the International Film Festival Participation Network
  • Maria Francesca Piredda (Catholic University of the Sacred Heart)
    Transcultural Class. Typologies and Impacts of FESCAAAL Film Festival’s Educational Activities Aimed at Milanese Students

Thursday, 23 June 2022 » 15:00–16:45 EEST, Room 2.2
C2 Critical Perspectives on Film Festivals: Care, Precarity, Minority Work

Chair: Marijke de Valck (Utrecht University)

  • Dorota Ostrowska (Birckbeck, University of London) (virtual participation)
    Tell Me Why You Care? Ethics & Aesthetics of Care and Film Festival Cultures
  • Tânia Leão (University of Porto)
    Can we Openly Talk about Precarious and Voluntary Work at Film Festivals? Reflections on the Portuguese Case
  • Feng-Mei Heberer (New York University)
    The Power of Transcience: Film Festivals and Migrant Organizing
  • Siddharth Chadha (Uppsala University)
    Curating Precarity: Re-Thinking Queer Film Festivals Beyond Identity Politics

Friday 24 June 2022 » 11:00–12:45 EEST, Room A 2.1
E8 Community-based Film Festivals: From National to Transnational Networks

Chair: Juliana Muylaert (Federal Fluminense University)

  • Lucy Alejandra Pizaña Perez (Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf)
    Jewish Film Festivals: Network Nodes and the Development of ‘Jewish Film’
  • Egemen Kepekçi (University of Bayreuth)
    Counterhegemonic Potentials of Pembe Hayat KuirFest with its Function as a Transnational Network
  • Fatma Edemen (Jagiellonian University Kraków)
    Global Kurdish Film Festival: Opportunities and Challenges for a National Claim in an Online Transnational Network
  • Maja Korbecka (Free University of Berlin)
    A Leopard Sitting Still on the Yellow Earth: China’s Art Cinema at Locarno Film Festival

Friday 24 June 2022 » 14.15–16.00 EEST, Room B 4.3
F7  Film Festivals in Transformation: Audiences, Programming, Cinephilia

Chair: Sebastián González Itier (Universidad de los Andes)

  • María Paz Peirano (University of Chile)
    Transformations in documentary film festivals audiences: the case of FIDOCS
  • Eija Niskanen (University of Helsinki)
    Not Rivals, But Co-operators – Asian Cinema Education Project as a Film Festivals’ Co-Project
  • Csilla Kató (Babes Bolyai University)
    Programming Documentary Films for Film Festivals: Practices, Challenges, Perspectives
  • Sebastián González Itier (University of the Andes)
    National Film Festivals Circuits in the Latin American Sphere: Discussing Film Canon, Film Culture and Cinephilia

Friday 24 June 2022 » 16.15–18.00 EEST, Room B 2.1
G1  Network Epistemologies: Using Network Analysis to Analyze Film Industry Phenomena
(sponsored by the Film Festival Research Workgroup & the Media Industries Workgroup)

Chair: Vejune Zemaityte (Tallinn University)

  • Skadi Loist (Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf) & Zhenya Samoilova (Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf)
    From Film Circulation to Network Analysis: Using Social Network Analysis to Study the Film Festival Sector
  • Katharina Burgdorf (University of Mannheim)
    Empirical Approaches to the Study of Film Movements: The Case of the New Hollywood Movement
  • Deb Verhoeven (University of Alberta) & Pete Jones (University of Alberta) (virtual participation)
    Through a Glass Darkly: Gender Equity Policies and the Camera Department
  • Martha Emilie Ehrich (Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf), Elizabeth Prommer (University of Rostock) & Franziska Thiele (University of Greifswald)
    Gender Inequality in the Screen Industries: A Network Analysis of the Film Distribution Sector in Germany

Saturday Lunch, 25 June 2022 » 12:45–14:00 EEST, Room B 2.2

Film Festival Research Work Group

Saturday, 25 June 2022 » 14:15–16:00 EEST, B 2.3
J3 (merged with K3) Roundtable: Rethinking Film Festivals in the Pandemic Era

Chair: Estrella Sendra (SOAS University of London)

  • Antoine Damiens (York University)
  • Skadi Loist (Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf)
  • María Paz Peirano (University of Chile)
  • Alanna Thain (McGill University) (virtual participation)
  • Marijke de Valck (Utrecht University)
  • Aida Vellejo (University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU) (virtual participation)
  • Ger Zielinksi (Ryerson University)
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