Independent Filmmaking Around the Globe

Edited by Doris Baltruschat and Mary P. Erickson

© 2015

Independent Filmmaking around the Globe calls attention to the significant changes taking place in independent cinema today, as new production and distribution technology and shifting social dynamics make it more and more possible for independent filmmakers to produce films outside both the mainstream global film industry and their own national film systems. Identifying and analyzing the many complex forces that shape the production and distribution of feature films, the authors detail how independent filmmakers create work that reflects independent voices and challenges political, economic, and cultural constraints.

With chapters on the under-explored cinemas of Greece, Turkey, Iraq, China, Malaysia, Peru, and West Africa, as well as traditional production centres such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia, Independent Filmmaking around the Globe explores how contemporary independent filmmaking increasingly defines the global cinema of our time.

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  • Page Count: 328 pages
  • Illustrations: 14
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.8in x 9.0in
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With chapters on under-explored cinemas as well as traditional centres, Independent Filmmaking around the Globe explores how contemporary independent filmmaking increasingly defines the global cinema of our time.

Independent Filmmaking Around the Globe

Edited by Doris Baltruschat and Mary P. Erickson

© 2015

Independent Filmmaking around the Globe calls attention to the significant changes taking place in independent cinema today, as new production and distribution technology and shifting social dynamics make it more and more possible for independent filmmakers to produce films outside both the mainstream global film industry and their own national film systems. Identifying and analyzing the many complex forces that shape the production and distribution of feature films, the authors detail how independent filmmakers create work that reflects independent voices and challenges political, economic, and cultural constraints.

With chapters on the under-explored cinemas of Greece, Turkey, Iraq, China, Malaysia, Peru, and West Africa, as well as traditional production centres such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia, Independent Filmmaking around the Globe explores how contemporary independent filmmaking increasingly defines the global cinema of our time.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Division: Scholarly Publishing
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 328 pages
  • Illustrations: 14
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.8in x 9.0in
  • Reviews

    ‘It is not only one of my favourite film studies readings for the year 2015, but a very helpful and fundamental anthology to assist teaching courses of related topics.’


    Luis Rocha Antunes
    Limina: A Journal of Historical & Cultural Studies vol 21:02:2016

    Independent Filmmaking is an indispensable resource, and it would also be an excellent text for a survey of new international cinema…. Highly recommended.’


    W. W. Dixon
    Choice Magazine vol 53:01:2015

    “The essays in Independent Filmmaking around the Globe convey a wealth of information and insight about the configurations of independent cinema around the world. This is a readable and informative collection with an impressive geographical range.”


    Duncan Petrie, Department of Theatre, Film, and Television, University of York

    “No other book engages in such a wide international survey of independent film. Compelling, clear, and focused, Independent Filmmaking around the Globe approaches the topic with forceful and eye-opening clarity.”


    Patricia R. Zimmermann, Department of Media Arts, Sciences and Studies, Ithaca College
  • Author Information

    Doris Baltruschat is a research fellow and instructor in the Department of Theatre and Film and the Centre for Cinema Studies at the University of British Columbia. A former juror for the Canadian Independent Film and Video Fund, she has extensive professional experience in the film and television sectors.


    Mary P. Erickson teaches in the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon. She has worked as a publicist for the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle, a nonprofit film arts organization, as well as on several independent films.
  • Table of contents

    Foreword. Producing Independently in a Global Industry (David Hamilton)

    Introduction

    Chapter 1. The Meaning of Independence: Concepts, Contexts and Interpretations
    Doris Baltruschat and Mary P. Erickson

    Part I: Independent Film vis à vis the Local and Global Mainstream

    Chapter 2. An Increasingly Global Presence: Contemporary American Independent Cinema Outside the US
    Yannis Tzioumakis

    Chapter 3. European Union Initiatives for Independent Filmmakers Across Europe
    Teresa Hoefert de Turégano

    Chapter 4. Dependency and Independence in British Independent Film
    Erik Knudsen

    Chapter 5. From Aussiewood Movies to Guerilla Filmmaking: Independent Filmmaking and Contemporary Australian Cinema
    Mark Ryan

    Chapter 6. Independent Filmmaking in the Peruvian Context: Seeking Meaning
    Gabriela Martínez

    Part II: The Meaning of Independence in Regions of Conflict and Change

    Chapter 7. In the Shadow of the Studios, the State and the Multiplexes: Independent Filmmaking in Greece
    Lydia Papadimitriou

    Chapter 8. Turkish Independent Cinema: Between Bourgeois Auteurism and Political Radicalism
    Murat Akser

    Chapter 9. Filmmaking in Iraq: A Rebirth
    Mary P. Erickson

    Chapter 10. The Grassroots Perspective: Sixth Generation Cinema and Independent Filmmaking in China
    Hongwei Lu

    Chapter 11. Independent Filmmaking in Africa: New Voices and Challenges
    Martin Mhando

    Part III: Digital Media and the Independent Voice

    Chapter 12. Syiok Sendiri?: Independent Filmmaking in Malaysia
    Gaik Cheng Khoo

    Chapter 13. Independent Filmmaking in the Canadian Arctic
    Doris Baltruschat

    Chapter 14. Digital Video Films as “Independent” African Cinema
    Sheila Petty

    Glossary
    Filmography
    List of Contributors
    Bibliography

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