Film Festivals
Cinema and Cultural Exchange

Mar Diestro-Dópido

Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures 18

Legenda

  October 2020  •  204pp

ISBN: 978-1-781887-05-9 (hardback)  •  RRP £75, $99, €85

ISBN: 978-1-781883-99-0 (paperback, 2021)

ISBN: 978-1-781884-00-3 (JSTOR ebook)

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Film festivals, once seen as a matter for journalism, are now increasingly the subject of attention within scholarly Film Studies. They are, as Mar Diestro-Dópido argues, not only of cultural value in themselves but are also sites of cinematic, artistic, social, political and economic exchange. Three fascinating case studies develop this argument beyond the habitual focus of critics and academics on Western film festivals: the hugely influential Buenos Aires Festival de Cine Independiente, known as BAFICI, in Argentina; the BFI London Film Festival in the UK; and the San Sebastián International Film Festival in Spain.

Diestro-Dópido’s personal experience as a critic and reporter is underpinned by academic research, giving this project a dual perspective. Extensive interviews with the teams responsible for programming bring into the public domain the views and motivations of those who shape film festivals, creating a new body of material for future scholars to draw on.

Mar Diestro-Dópido is a film researcher and critic at the BFI Sight & Sound magazine and an experienced arts and media translator. Her doctoral research, on which this book is built, won the Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland's prize for the best new thesis of 2015.

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Diestro-Dópido, Mar, Film Festivals: Cinema and Cultural Exchange, Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures, 18 (Cambridge: Legenda, 2020)

First footnote reference: 35 Mar Diestro-Dópido, Film Festivals: Cinema and Cultural Exchange, Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures, 18 (Cambridge: Legenda, 2020), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Diestro-Dópido, p. 47.

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Diestro-Dópido, Mar. 2020. Film Festivals: Cinema and Cultural Exchange, Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures, 18 (Cambridge: Legenda)

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