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Richard Porton (ed.)

In an increasingly ‘event-driven' cultural environment, film festivals are now regarded as indispensable. Yet are festivals such as Cannes, Sundance and Toronto being sabotaged by their own success? Do they truly serve the needs of cinephiles, as well as the larger public? These are among the questions explored in essays, memoirs and impassioned polemics by a distinguished array of critics and programmers. This timely anthology begins with the first appearance in English of André Bazin's 1955 essay ‘The Festival Viewed as a Religious Order'. After this backward glance, a cluster of essays examine the ongoing tension between market-oriented ‘business festivals' and festivals devoted to the needs of local audiences. A series of case studies assess the shifting fortunes of Asian film festivals (Hong Kong, Pusan), exemplary, cinephilic festivals (Vienna, Kino Otok, Trieste) and the fate of one catastrophically mismanaged festival (Bangkok). The volume concludes with an exclusive interview with Atom Egoyan, a filmmaker whose career has been nurtured by his participation in a variety of international film festivals.

Volume 1: The Festival Circuit
edited by Dina Iordanova with Ragan Rhyne

The first in an annual series, the Film Festival Yearbook will feature articles related to the global proliferation of film festivals. This issue is focused on the dynamics of the film festival circuit, including the roles of individual festivals as nodes on this complex network and the cultural policies that shape its channels of film exhibition and distribution.

This inaugural volume includes essays by Dina Iordanova, Ragan Rhyne, Janet Harbord, Charles-Clemens Rüling, Rahul Hamid, Kay Armatage, Ruby Cheung, Ma Ran, David Slocum, Mark Cousins, Nick Roddick, Dimitris Kerkinos, Marijke de Valck & Skadi Loist, and William Brown.

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