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Documentary Film Festivals Vol. 2

Changes, Challenges, Professional Perspectives

Palgrave Macmillan
  • 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)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Back Matter

    Pages 211-235

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.

Keywords

  • Documentary Film
  • Film Festivals
  • Global Cinema
  • Documentary Festival Circuit
  • Film Festival Organization

Editors and Affiliations

  • University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Leioa, Spain

    Aida Vallejo

  • ReImagining Value Action Lab, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Canada

    Ezra Winton

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.

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eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-17324-1
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  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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Softcover Book USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 139.99
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