Introduction to Part II, Vol. 1: Mapping the History of Documentary Film Festivals

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


This short introduction to the section “Histories and Origins” looks for specificities in the historical evolution of documentary film festivals and overviews their origins. Drawing on the historical periods proposed by Marijke De Valck for the main festival circuit, it offers a chronology of international documentary film festivals (complete with tables of the global map of events divided by periods). Finally, it provides a summary of the chapters that follow, each devoted to a festival that serves as a case-study representative of these periods.


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Authors and Affiliations

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

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