Producción y distribución en festivales de documental

“Festival Feedback: Interactions between Creative Documentary and its Distribution Network in the Context of Europe” [paper]. London, 25.06.2011 (23-26 June, 2011).

NECS 2011: European Network for Cinema and Media Studies Conference. Panel: Festivals III  The Power of the Circuit: Film Festivals between Distinction, Activism and Industry.

Keywords: Creative documentary, Europe, Festivals, Thematic trends, Funding.


Abstract:

In the last 20 years, a network of specialised festivals on documentary film has been developed around the globe.  From a model of film showcase, the festivals shifted to multi‐level events in which the convergence of industry sections with distribution networks and documentarists offered a new arena for the production of creative documentary films.  In this frame, the production workshops, markets and pitching forums proved to have a huge influence (both in terms of style and theme) on the films that were successfully produced and distributed through the circuit.  In this paper we will give a general overview on how some institutions and economic practices embedded in the festival circuit shaped the content and aesthetics of the films, proving a feedback of the distribution network with the documentarists, in a process of promotion of co‐production practices in the search for international audiences and universal topics in which the financing of MEDIA programme from EU had a capital role.

Vallejo, Aida (2011)  “Festival Feedback: Interactions between Creative Documentary and its Distribution Network in the Context of Europe” (NECS Conference. London)

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