Introduction to Part III, Vol. 1: Politics and Policies

  • Ezra Winton
Part of the Framing Film Festivals book series (FFF)


This introduction provides a summary of the section “Politics and Policies,” where various authors consider the documentary film festival as a political arena, as a mediator between politics and policies and where socio-political elements of the festival world are generally foregrounded.


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  3. Tascón, Sonia, and Tyson Wils. 2017. Activist Film Festivals: Towards a Political Subject. Bristol: Intellect Ltd.Google Scholar
  4. Winton, Ezra. 2013. Unpublished Interview with Sean Farnel.Google Scholar
  5. ———. Forthcoming. Buying In to Doing Good: Documentary Politics and Curatorial Ethics at the Hot Docs Film Festival. Montréal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press.Google Scholar
  6. ———. 2020a. The Program(ming) is Political: Documentary, Festivals and the Politics of Programming. In InsUrgent Media from the Front: A Global Media Activism Reader, ed. Stephen Charbonneau and Christopher Robe. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ezra Winton
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  1. 1.Lakehead UniversityThunder BayCanada

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