Book out now: The Film Festival Yearbook 6

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.

Coming Soon: Film Festival Yearbook 6

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.

Latest Book Out Now: Sustainable Projections

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.

Films Need Festivals, Festivals Need Films

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.