Film Festivals: From European Geopolitics to Global Cinephilia


Film festivals are hugely popular events that attract lovers of cinema worldwide. Focusing on the world's most famous festivals - Cannes, Berlin, Venice and Rotterdam - Film Festivals tells the story of a phenomenon that began in the midst of geopolitical disputes in war-torn Europe. De Valck shows how festivals turned the odds into advantages and developed into a successful global network. Taking into account the oft multilateral influences of major actors, such as Hollywood, the avant-garde and political/economic agenda's, the book offers a comprehensive understanding of film festivals. A must-read for everyone interested in quality film cultures that revolve around cultural value, aesthetic innovation and socio-political relevance.

Preferred Citation
de Valck, Marijke: Film Festivals: From European Geopolitics to Global Cinephilia. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press 2007. DOI:
@BOOK{de Valck2007,
 author = {de Valck, Marijke},
 title = {Film Festivals: From European Geopolitics to Global Cinephilia},
 year = 2007,
 doi = "\url{}",
 address = {Amsterdam},
 series = {Film Culture in Transition},
 publisher = {Amsterdam University Press},
 isbn = {9789053561928},
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