Much Ado about Nothing?


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Much Ado about Nothing?

Show simple item record Mezias, Stephen Strandgaard Pedersen, Jesper Svejenova, Silviya Mazza, Carmelo 2010-07-02 2010-07-02T13:38:08Z 2010-07-02T13:38:08Z 2010-07-02
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_US
dc.format.extent 31 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.publisher Copenhagen Business School en_US
dc.subject.other Film festivals, field configuring events, artistic classification systems, artistic recognition, commercial impact en_US
dc.title Much Ado about Nothing? en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt10jul02 siso en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for Organisation en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort IOA en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Organization en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort IOA en_US
dc.idnumber x656557167 en_US Frederiksberg en_US
dc.publisher.year 2008 en_US
dc.title.subtitle Untangling the Impact of European Premier Film Festivals en_US

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