The new Film Festival Yearbook focuses on a scandalously overlooked area in film and festival studies: the Middle East and North Africa. With its glamorous international and modest national film festivals, the Middle East and North Africa deserve more sustained analysis and attention from film scholars. Investigating the film culture and film festivals of this area, this collection reveals how a culturally-informed geopolitical scope can ultimately shape a distinct and evolving cinematic take on the world. This collection of essays – with contributions from Laura U. Marks, Alberto Elena, Jean-Michel Frodon, Gönül Donmez-Colin, Chris Berry, Savas Arslan, Alisa Lebow, and many others – investigates the circuit of films, the impact of festivals and the representation of the Middle Eastern peoples, cultures and languages on international screens. For all information on the book, please have a look on the St Andrews Film Studies Publishing House website page dedicated to the book, here.
St Andrews Film Studies Publishing is preparing its latest instalment of the Film Festival Yearbook series for publication in the early Spring of 2014. This time, the focus of the book is on the many diverse film festivals in and around the Middle East.
Dina Iordanova’s new edited collection, bringing together the most important and seminal texts from Film Festival Studies scholars, is available now.
New Book Archival Film Festivals Launches at Cinema Ritrovato
The lastest instalment of our world-renowned Film Festival Yearbooks is out now.
The Film Festivals Reader, edited by Dina Iordanova, collects seminal articles, chapters and polemics that have defined the emerging field of Film Festival Studies.
A new Film Festival Yearbook is in the making: edited by Alex Marlow-Mann (our previous editorial assistant) Archival Film Festivals will soon be with us.
The first study of its kind, Alex Fischer’s Sustainable Projections bases his new theory of film festival management on field-defining theories, interviews with practitioners as well as his own experiences.
A new series, edited by Dina Iordanova, will seek to capture the dynamics of global film festivals. It will be comprehensive in its geographical coverage, with examples not only from the West but also stretching as far as Latin America and Africa and acknowledging the key importance of Asia.
Our latest book, Coming Soon to a Festival Near You, received its official launch at Cuthberts, Edinburgh, as part of this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival.