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Framing Film Festivals

Australian Film Festivals

Audience, Place, and Exhibition Culture

Authors: Stevens, Kirsten

  • Examines the Australian response to and engagement with film festivals beyond models set by Europe and North America
  • Traces the history, proliferation, and current practice of film festivals in Australia
  • Explores Australia’s audience-focused practice in relation to the global film festival operation
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About this book

This is the first book to offer an in-depth examination of the history, operation, and growth of film festivals as a cultural phenomenon within Australia. Tracing the birth of film festivals in Australia in the 1950s through to their present abundance, it asks why film festivals have prospered as audience-driven spectacles throughout Australia, while never developing the same industry and market foci of their international fellows. Drawing on over sixty-years of archival records, festival commentary, interviews with festival insiders and ephemera, this book opens up a largely uncharted history of film culture activity in Australia.

About the authors

Kirsten Stevens is Teaching Associate in Film and Screen Studies at Monash University, Australia.


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Stevens, Kirsten

    Pages 1-16

  • Enthusiastic Amateurs: Origins of Australia’s Film Festival Movement

    Stevens, Kirsten

    Pages 17-46

  • Growth and Change: Curator-Led Festivals, Fragmenting Audiences, and Shifting Film Exhibition Cultures

    Stevens, Kirsten

    Pages 47-77

  • From Film Weeks to Festivals: The Spread of the Urban Film Festival After 1980

    Stevens, Kirsten

    Pages 79-104

  • Between Success and Failure: Crisis and Recovery at the Melbourne International Film Festival

    Stevens, Kirsten

    Pages 105-136

Buy this book

eBook £58.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-58130-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £74.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-58637-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Australian Film Festivals
Book Subtitle
Audience, Place, and Exhibition Culture
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
978-1-137-58130-3
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-58130-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-58637-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 270
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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