Film Culture / Industry
Matters of film industry and film policy define what the film culture will be like — and among these, the most important are the ways in which film can circulate globally: be it via the network of international film festivals, or on board of global airlines, or in the context of online communities. These matters were in the centre of attention for the Dynamics of World Cinema project (2009-2013), funded by the Leverhulme Trust at the University of St Andrews. The transformation film industries of Eastern Europe were the subject of another research project, sponsored by the AHRC (2001-2003), at the University of Leicester.
I have always considered of utmost importance to include industry/policy considerations in any writing, hence one can find parts dedicated to matters of industry and film culture in most of my books and contributions to edited books by others, including Cinema of the Other Europe (2003), Cinema at the Periphery (2010, with Belen Vidal and david Martin-Jones), Digital Disruption: Cinema Moves Online (2012, with Stuart Cunningham), Cinemas of Paris (2016, with Jean-Michel Frodon), as well as all the Film Festival Yearbooks. Due to my interest in the cinemas of small countries, a lot of my writing on transnational matters is touching on the specifics of these industries.
I am making some of these texts available here. Texts on these matters translated in various languages also appear in the Translations section.
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EAST EUROPEAN FILM INDUSTRIES (1996)
FILM INDUSTRIES IN EASTERN EUROPE (1999)
MOVING FUNDS AND IMAGES ACROSS THE EAST-WEST DIVIDE (2002)
EUROPE ENLARGED: BIGGER, BETTER, SEXIER? (2003)
KARLOVY VARY FILM FESTIVAL AND THE POSTCOMMUNIST MANAGEMENT OF CULTURE (2006)
CURTAIN FOR NICHE CINEMA IN EUROPE (2007)
BULGARIAN FILM INDUSTRY (2007)
FILM INDUSTRIES IN AN ENLARGED EUROPE (2009)
CINEMA MOVES ONLINE (2014)
GLOBAL FILM AT GLOBAL AIRLINES (2017)