As the year comes to an end, yearly reviews abound. Thus, it might be timely to highlight a few new monographs and books in film festival studies. 2011 saw a vast number of new publications. Here are a few highlights:
In winter, early in 2011 the most recent installment of the Film Festival Yearbook series appeared. The third volume edited by Dina Iordanova and Ruby Cheung covered the topic of Film Festivals and East Asia. (St Andrews Film Studies). This spring the volume Festivals and the Cultural Public Sphere edited by Liana Giorgi, Monica Sassatelli and Gerard Delanty stemming from the “Euro Festival: Art Festivals and the European Public Sphere” project came out at Routledge. This summer the dossier on Film Festivals edited by David Archibald and Mitch Miller appeared in Screen journal.
This summer Cindy Wong’s awaited monograph Film Festivals: Culture, People, and Power on the Global Screen appeared at Rutgers University Press. Another awaited book just came out: SooJeong Ahn’s PhD thesis was published by Hong Kong University Press as the monograph The Pusan International Film Festival, South Korean Cinema and Globalization.
All other new publications on film festivals that came to our attention are listed in the bibliography section on this site and will appear in the next installment of the Bibliography update in Film Festival Yearbook 4, coming out in 2012.
Enjoy the end of the year with new reading suggestions.