PMA 4502

PMA 4502

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

Film festivals are important entry spaces for young filmmakers, but also spaces of cultural politics that promote the year's new films and provide a meeting ground for market forces and cinephilia. This course seeks to understand what cultural work festivals do: What were the political reasons for the foundation of well-known festivals such as Cannes, Venice, and Berlin? How did Sundance become the premier festival for independent film? What significance do festivals have for LGBT and other minority audiences? How do festivals participate in discourses about human rights? How do they negotiate changing exhibition formats (from streaming to virtual reality)? Do they have the power to change the film industry? Possible fieldtrip (e.g. to the Tribeca Film Festival), and participation in Cornell's student film festival.

When Offered Spring.

Distribution Category (CA-AS, ALC-AS)
Course Subfield (AU)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PMA 6502

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17499 PMA 4502   SEM 101

    • TR Online Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Haenni, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online