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Film Festival Research Workshops: Debates on Methodology

  • Skadi LoistEmail author
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Abstract

This chapter traces discussions about methodology in Film Festival Studies across several years of conference workshops and develops a schema of positionality and involvement in film festival research. The key issue is the positioning of “academy” and “industry” to each another. Three different relations have emerged, which vary in degree of distance and involvement and which predetermine challenges and proposed methods of film festival research: (1) festivals and research are seen as distinct realms where communication across the divide brings mutual benefits; (2) the researcher moves closer to the object and becomes (temporarily) involved in its processes; and (3) the distance between researcher and festival activity is diminishing further, for example, when the researcher occupies an insider position or when a former festival organizer acts as researcher.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Film University Babelsberg Konrad WolfPotsdamGermany

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