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By Marijke de Valck

The movie competition has come far from its fairly humble origins in Venice in 1932—when 9 international locations provided twenty-five function motion pictures screened in an open-air cinema the place males needed to adhere to criteria of formal night clothes. highly well known occasions that allure diversified fans of cinema all over the world, today’s most renowned movie festivals—Cannes, Berlin, Venice, and Rotterdam—continue the tale of a phenomenon that begun in the middle of geopolitical disputes in war-torn Europe. movie fairs indicates how those fairs became impediments into merits and constructed a winning worldwide community that addresses concerns as varied as programming and prizes, nationwide legitimation, urban advertising, cinephilia, glamour, and viewers. Discussing the pageant as a media occasion and looking out nearer at a variety of pageant viewers, this quantity additionally questions no matter if “successful” is in truth the ideal time period for knowing advancements which may be thought of dogmatic of their insistence on framing filmmakers as auteurs and flicks as belonging to “new waves.” a necessary identify for everybody drawn to the tradition, politics, and heritage that encompass the party of cinema, movie gala's proves that the flicks are nonetheless our greatest—and such a lot f?ted—escape

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Likewise, film festivals are fragile networks that will readily fall apart when the interconnections – the collective network – that secure the stability of the network are disrupted. ” The festival pieces by Dayan and Turan make it clear that film festival events are not unified, closed phenomena, but, in fact, open up to an assemblage of performances and agendas. When we take into consideration that these are constituted both in the implosive boiling pot of the festival event and in relation to year-round presences such as Hollywood, national film strategies, and municipal policies, it becomes clear why the idea of the network is so useful in the 34 Film Festivals study of the international film festival circuit.

One part of the argument … is then that the film festival is a particular manifestation of the way that space is produced as practice (as opposed to inert materiality). Festivals advertise cities, set them in competition, region against region, global city against global city. More than this, festivals are implicated in the structure, design and use of cities, are part of the fabric of city life and its annual calendar.  Harbord’s references to Sassen and Castells point to perspectives that can deepen our understanding of the power relations and spatial configurations in the film festival network that are difficult to discern with Latourian thinking alone.

The study pays special attention to the interconnections between Hollywood and the film festival system. The case study focuses on the festival with the most influential market and highest economic impact: the Cannes Film Festival. ” Introduction – Film Festivals as Sites of Passage 43 The third case study examines the festival as media event. It offers an analysis of the value-adding process that is performed in the media discourse on film festival editions. It shifts the attention away from conventional distinctions of high and low culture to an assessment of the actual practices of selection and segregation that precede the production of reviews and reports.

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