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Introduction to Part I, Vol. 1: Researching Documentary Film Festivals

  • Aida VallejoEmail author
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Part of the Framing Film Festivals book series (FFF)

Abstract

The particularities of documentary film festivals call for their own set of specific research questions, and in as such, some theoretical frameworks, research methods and data sources are privileged over others. In this short introduction to the section “Research and Methods,” two key aspects of documentary film festival research are discussed: research methodologies and archival practices. Presented as a summary of some of the main research problems faced by film festival studies, it gives a general overview of key tools for the study of film festivals and the practical issues to be faced by researchers, as well as the ways in which documentary festivals have provided particular responses to these queries. Finally, it proposes protocols of collaboration between festivals and researchers.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)LeioaSpain

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