Film Festivals and Anthropology
Edited by Aida Vallejo and María Paz Peirano
See table of contents and intro here:
This collection explores the intersections between anthropology and film festival studies. Film and anthropology scholars map ethnographic film festivals and ethnographic approaches to festivals worldwide. The book provides a historical reconstruction of most of the main festivals exhibiting ethnographic film, considering the parallel evolution of programming and organisational practices across the globe. It also addresses the great value and challenges of ethnographic research tools for studying the wide-ranging field of film festivals.
This volume is the first to collect long-term experiences of curating and exhibiting ethnographic film, as well as new approaches to the understanding of film festival practices. Its contributions reflect on curatorial practices within visual anthropology and their implications for ethnographic filmmaking, and they shed light on problems of cultural translation, funding, festival audiences and the institutionalisation of ethnographic cinema.
The book offers a novel perspective on film festivals as showcases for cinema, socio-cultural hubs and distribution nodes. Aimed at anthropologists, media scholars, festival organisers and documentary film professionals, it offers a starting point for the study of ethnographic film exhibition within its cultural and social contexts.
Aida Vallejo (2016) “Of calendars and industries: IDFA and CPH:DOX”,
Necsus. European Journal of Media Studies, 9, Spring 2016,
Amsterdam University Press. ISSN: 2213-0217.
See online (free): http://www.necsus-ejms.org/calendars-industries-idfa-cphdox/
Transnational Connections. Film Festivals and Documentary in Latin America and Spain [paper]
NECS conference 2016. The University of Potsdam, Campus Griebnitzsee, in Potsdam (Germany).
Panel A 12: Film Festivals in Latin America and Spain, Sponsored by Film Festival Research Workgroup. Thursday, 28.7.2016, 11:00-13:00 (27-30.July.2016)
Panel organized in collaboration with the research project ‘The transnational relations in Spanish-American digital cinema: the cases of Spain, Mexico and Argentina’ (CSO2014-52750-P), supported by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.
Maria Paz Peirano (Leiden University): Training, Networks and Collaboration: Professionalising Latin American documentary film
Minerva Campos (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid): Film Research Through Digital and Online Resources: Working about European Festivals And Latin American Cinema
Aida Vallejo (2015) «Hedapen-sare berriak. Dokumental Inteaktiboa Transmedia-ingurunean»,
Elordui Urkiza, Edorta Arana Arrieta (eds.) Transmedia Komunikazio Estrategiak: gaurkotasun-edukiak diseinatzeko eta hedatzeko bide berriak. Bilbao: UEU, pp. 71-95.
[Nuevas redes de difusión. El documental interactivo en el entorno transmedia -en Euskera- / New networks of circulation. Interactive documentary in transmedia contexts -in Basque-].
+info: Udako Euskal Unibertsitatea
DOCUtalks (14-15 April 2016) at University of the Basque Country
DOCUtalks. Professionals Talk about their International Experience in documentary filmmaking, production and programming.
Download program / Descarga el programa completo / Ikusi programa osoa: docutalks2016
Aida Vallejo & Stefano Odorico. «Reinventing the Festival Space: The Challenges of Interactive Documentary Exhibition» [paper]
Panel: i-docs Audiences & Exhibition. Thursday, March 3, 2016. 14:00 (venue: Cinema 2)
I-docs symposium 2016. «Exploring interactive documentary storytelling»
University of the West of England (Bristol, U.K.)
Aida Vallejo «Documentary Networks: Film Festivals and the Forge of a Cultural Elite in Europe»
Friday, 13th November, 2015. 16:30-18:30
Panel 6: NEGOTIATING CULTURAL VALUES: THE INDUSTRY SIDE OF EUROPEAN ELITE FESTIVALS & GLOBAL FILM CIRCULATION. Chair: Skadi Loist (University of Rostock). Room: 27.0.09
European Cinemas, Intercultural Meetings: Aesthetics, Politics, Industry, History. An ECREA Film Studies Section Conference: https://europeancinemainterculturalmeetings.wordpress.com/
13–14 November 2015. University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Chair of the panel 13: “Transnational Dynamics of Film Festivals ad Stars”. Saturday, 14th November, 2015; 16:30-18:00.
CFS Talk: Dr Aida Vallejo (University of the Basque Country): ‘The Festival Ecosystem as Documentary Breeding Ground’. University of St Andrews (Scotland)
November 3 , 5:15 pm – 7:00 pm
This event is free and open to the public.
Organizers: Prof. Dina Iordanova, Centre for Film Studies
Venue: Byre Theatre- Studio
Film Festivals behind the Scenes. An interactive workshop on the thrills and spills of presenting a successful event.
Date: Saturday 31st October 2015 (Halloween afternoon)
Time: 2pm – 5.30pm
Venue: The Byre Theatre, St. Andrews (Conference Room)
Location: University of St Andrews, Scotland.
Reports / Reseñas:
Dinuo Diao: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/globalcinema/workshop-success-experience-a-film-festival-face-a-role/
Alexandra M. Colta: http://2015.documentfilmfestival.org/blog/analysing-festivals-reflection-and-participation-workshop-uncovering-industrys-secrets