The first book to approach documentary film festivals from a global, historical and multi-disciplinary perspective
Includes interviews with professionals who have intimate knowledge of the festival circuit and particular festivals
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.)
Part of the book series: Framing Film Festivals (FFF)
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Table of contents (16 chapters)
Changes and Challenges
About this book
This book provides the first comprehensive overview of the global landscape of documentary film festivals, looking at its contemporary and future challenges. Contributors from across the globe reflect on how documentary has positioned itself within both internationally renowned and more alternative festivals, including IDFA (Netherlands), Cannes IFF (France), Sheffield Doc/Fest (UK), Dockanema (Mozambique), Ismailia (Egypt) and Zinebi (Basque Country, Spain), among others. With a special focus on industrial and curatorial developments, this second in a two-volume set looks at recent changes occurred in the festival circuit, such as the proliferation of markets and co-production forums, the inclusion of interactive and VR forms within their programs and the irruption of VOD platforms, and analyse how these affect the future of documentary aesthetics and its production/distribution contexts.
This volume is organized in two sections: the first reflects on how the documentary festival circuit has become a key industry node for contemporary documentary and identifies new curatorial trends at documentary and major film festivals. The second gives voice to professionals working for festivals and institutions who collaborate with them, who share inside knowledge and concerns, regarding the future challenges to be faced by documentary in the near future.
- Documentary Film
- Film Festivals
- Global Cinema
- Documentary Festival Circuit
- Film Festival Organization
Editors and Affiliations
University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Leioa, Spain
ReImagining Value Action Lab, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Canada
About the editors
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.
Book Title: Documentary Film Festivals Vol. 2
Book Subtitle: Changes, Challenges, Professional Perspectives
Editors: Aida Vallejo, Ezra Winton
Series Title: Framing Film Festivals
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham
eBook Packages: Literature, Cultural and Media Studies, Literature, Cultural and Media Studies (R0)
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-17323-4Published: 29 May 2020
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-17326-5Published: 26 August 2021
eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-17324-1Published: 28 May 2020
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XXVII, 235
Number of Illustrations: 3 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
Topics: Global Film and TV, Documentary Studies, Film and Television Industry, Global and International Culture