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Film Governance in the EU: Caught in a Loop?

  • Olga Kolokytha
  • Katharine Sarikakis
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Part of the Media Business and Innovation book series (MEDIA)

Abstract

This chapter discusses film governance in Europe with a specific focus on the normative and structural conditions for public funding. We discuss the role and place of film as both a public good and a market factor in the historical development of film policy in the EU, underpinning regulatory principles and cultural values. The discussion maps the drivers and brakes in publicly funded film policy since the conception of an EU wide policy, drawing the directions it has taken, leading to the current challenges exacerbated by the financial crisis. We show that market-oriented and culturally focused tensions have underpinned the governance of film throughout its history in the EU, bringing about a “loop” effect and a cyclical logic that, despite having created important economic and intellectual capital bases, have failed to move policy thinking forward.

Keywords

Content Crisis Cultural policy European film sector European Union Film funding framework Film governance Governance theory Public funding 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of CommunicationUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria

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