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Framing Film Festivals

Documentary Film Festivals Vol. 1

Methods, History, Politics

Editors: Vallejo, Aida, Winton, Ezra (Eds.)

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  • The first book to approach documentary film festivals from a global, historical and multi-disciplinary perspective
  • Approaches key challenges for festival organization, framed in key topics in current media studies (transmediality, industrial aspects and dynamics of production and distribution, curatorial practices, cross-genre hybridization, articulation of new socio-political spheres and movements, etc.)
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This book provides the first comprehensive overview of the global landscape of documentary film festivals. Contributors from across the globe offer in-depth analysis of both internationally renowned and more alternative festivals, including Hot Docs (Canada), Nyon (Switcherland), Yamagata (Japan), DocChina, Full Frame (US), Belgrade (former Yugoslavia), Vikalp (India), and DocsBarcelona (Catalonia, Spain), among others. With a special focus on historical and political developments, this first volume draws a map of documentary festivals operating today, and then looks at their origins and evolution.

This volume is organized in three sections: the first addresses methodological problems film historians and social scientists face when researching documentary film festivals, the second looks at the historical development of this circuit within the wider frame of history of world and national cinemas, and the third reflects on how politics find their way through festival programs and actions. Curatorial, organizational, industrial and political changes occurred in the festival realm addressed in this book help better understand how these affected documentary production, distribution, curation, exhibition and reception up to this day.

About the authors

Aida Vallejo is Associate Professor at the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, Spain.

Ezra Winton is a Visiting Scholar at the ReImagining Value Action Lab at Lakehead University, Canada.


Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Introduction—Volume 1: Documentary Film Festivals: Methods, History, Politics

    Pages 1-17

    Vallejo, Aida (et al.)

  • Defining Documentary in the Festival Circuit: A Conversation with Bill Nichols

    Pages 19-28

    Vallejo, Aida

  • Introduction to Part I, Vol. 1: Researching Documentary Film Festivals

    Pages 31-39

    Vallejo, Aida

  • Film Festival Research Workshops: Debates on Methodology

    Pages 41-52

    Loist, Skadi

  • The Data-Driven Festival: Recordkeeping and Archival Practices

    Pages 53-59

    Barnes, Heather L.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Documentary Film Festivals Vol. 1
Book Subtitle
Methods, History, Politics
Editors
  • Aida Vallejo
  • Ezra Winton
Series Title
Framing Film Festivals
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-17320-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-17320-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-17319-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 296
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
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