Framing Film Festivals

The Queer Film Festival

Popcorn and Politics

Authors: Richards, Stuart

  • Provides the first full-length study on the queer film festival
  • Presents a new approach to thinking about community arts organizations
  • Considers queer film festivals in Melbourne and Hong Kong
  • Collects a diverse array of original interviews, from audience members and interns to film festival directors
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About this book

This book examines the queer film festival and opens the discussion on social enterprises and sustainable lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) organisations. With over 220 events worldwide and some of the bigger budgets exceeding $1 million, the queer film festival has grown to become a staple event in all cosmopolitan cities’ arts calendars. While activism was instrumental in establishing these festivals, the pink dollar has been a deciding factor in its financial sustainability. Pretty gay boys with chiselled abs are a staple feature, rather than underground experimental faire. Community arts events, such as these, are now a creative industry. While clearly having a social purpose, they must also concern themselves with the bottom line. For all the contradictory elements of its organisational growth, this conflict makes the queer film festival an integral site for analysis. This book takes a multidisciplinary approach in examining the queer film festival as a representative snapshot of the current state of queer cinema and community based film festivals. The book looks at queer film festivals in San Francisco, Hong Kong and Melbourne to argue for the importance of these institutions remaining as community events. 

About the authors

Stuart Richards received his doctoral degree in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He currently teaches at both The University of Melbourne and RMIT University. He is a programmer for the Melbourne Queer Film Festival and on the committee for online film journal Senses of Cinema. His primary research interests are queer cinema, film festivals, the creative industries, and contemporary Hollywood.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Richards, Stuart James

    Pages 1-37

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  • The Queer Film Festival and the Creative Industries

    Richards, Stuart James

    Pages 39-97

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  • The Queer Film Festival as a Social Enterprise

    Richards, Stuart James

    Pages 99-142

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  • Queer Film Festival Programming and Homonormativity

    Richards, Stuart James

    Pages 143-216

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  • The Space of the Film Festival

    Richards, Stuart James

    Pages 217-237

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Hardcover 88,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-59034-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Queer Film Festival
Book Subtitle
Popcorn and Politics
Authors
Series Title
Framing Film Festivals
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-58438-0
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-58438-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-59034-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 256
Number of Illustrations and Tables
13 b/w illustrations
Topics