publication . Article . 2018

Pink programming across Europe: exploring identity politics at European LGBT film festivals

Dhaenens, Frederik;
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  • Published: 02 Jan 2018 Journal: Studies in European Cinema, volume 15, pages 72-84 (issn: 1741-1548, eissn: 2040-0594, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
  • Country: Belgium
Abstract
LGBT film festivals curate programs that are expected to cater to LGBT identity politics, conform to normative cinematic standards of European film festivals and consider the manifold desires of their target audiences. Since programmers are crucial to this process, the present study investigated European programmers’ approaches to identity politics. The analysis of in-depth expert interviews with 24 film programmers from 17 film festivals in 17 European countries revealed that most programmers aim to create festivals that are as inclusive as possible. They knowingly use traditionalist and queer programming strategies to negotiate between various stakeholders wit...
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free text keywords: Cultural Sciences, Communication, Visual Arts and Performing Arts, Identity politics, Art, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Gender studies
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publication . Article . 2018

Pink programming across Europe: exploring identity politics at European LGBT film festivals

Dhaenens, Frederik;