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La multiplicité des festivals de cinéma aujourd'hui en France : complexifications d'un dispositif pluriel

Abstract : Since the end of the 1990s, the number of film festivals was multiplied by five in Europe. It was sped up by the development of a specific academic field that specializes on the study of festivals, their various forms and specific features, their audience members, etc. Film festivals crystallize characteristics that are specific to the movie theater experience, and especially the movie date – conducive to meetings and the sharing of experiences. Participating in a film festival breaks with daily life as long as the audience member takes part in the event, whose program is, by definition, very dense. A film festival’s attractiveness relies on the extraordinary character of the event in the sense that it gathers celebrities, professionals as well as amateurs for a unique and limited period of time. A film festival cannot be caught up with, making it impossible for the audience member not to take part in the event. Based on a presentation of these characteristics and of the stakes surrounding film festivals, an inventory, interviews and field observations, this dissertation is an opportunity to study the diversity of forms film festivals can take nowadays. First approached theoretically, this diversity is then studied through the use of two Parisian case studies. The so-called “classic” form of film festivals can be put into question by the associative form, the economic functioning, the territorial anchorage and the technological changes. These elements are what makes the notion of film festival so complex to apprehend.
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Cécile Krys. La multiplicité des festivals de cinéma aujourd'hui en France : complexifications d'un dispositif pluriel. Art et histoire de l'art. 2021. ⟨dumas-03524689⟩



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