Much Ado about Nothing? Untangling the Impact of European Premier Film Festivals

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Much Ado about Nothing? Untangling the Impact of European Premier Film Festivals

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dc.contributor.author Mezias, Stephen
dc.contributor.author Strandgaard Pedersen, Jesper
dc.contributor.author Svejenova, Silviya
dc.contributor.author Mazza, Carmelo
dc.date.accessioned 2009-04-08
dc.date.accessioned 2009-04-08T09:18:49Z
dc.date.available 2009-04-08T09:18:49Z
dc.date.issued 2009-04-08T09:18:49Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/7781
dc.description.abstract This study seeks to untangle the impact of film festivals on the conception and action of industry actors. This study puts forward the argument that film festivals, seen as instances of tournament rituals and field configuring events, play a role in bridging art and commerce. It examines three instances of a particular tournament ritual, that of the three leading European premier film festivals, namely the Cannes Film Festival, the Berlin Film Festival, and the Venice International Film Festival, to untangle their role as mediators between art and commerce and their impact on the artistic classification system of the cinema field. For the purpose, it uses admissions data from 36 European countries for the period of 1996 to 2005. It examines the impact of festival participation and awards on admissions, and further artistic recognition at award ceremonies in the US. Based on the results of our study we argue that, similarly to the classification of art forms, there is a status ordering of tournament rituals (i.e. film festivals) with regard to their ability to act as a nexus of dichotomous categories for a particular cultural form (i.e. art and commerce in the case of film). en
dc.format.extent 31 s. en
dc.language eng en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Creative Encounters Working Paper;14
dc.title Much Ado about Nothing? Untangling the Impact of European Premier Film Festivals en
dc.type wp en
dc.accessionstatus modt09apr08 nijemo en
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS
dc.contributor.department Institut for Interkulturel Kommunikation og Ledelse en
dc.contributor.departmentshort IKL en
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Intercultural Communication and Management en
dc.contributor.departmentukshort IKL en
dc.idnumber X656597274 en
dc.publisher.year 2008 en


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