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The development of cinephilia and the promotion of French and local cinemas

Le développement de la cinéphilie et la promotion des cinémas français et locaux

The contribution of the French Institutes and the Alliances françaises

La contribution des Instituts français et des Alliances françaises

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Published on Friday, May 25, 2018 by Elsa Zotian

Summary

The role of movie theatres in the development of cinephilia is a field which has been the subject of a number of researches . Among these venues, a specific section consisting of those of the network of French cultural institutions abroad has not been analysed. Yet they have encouraged and still make a significant contribution to the dissemination and the promotion of cinema. The French cultural action outside France in general has been widely studied, cinema-related action, however, has been neglected. The aim of this colloquium is to remedy this lack and to highlight this contribution to the development of the cinephilia and to the promotion of French and local cinemas, including the encouragement of young creation and the emergence of new talents.

Announcement

Institut français, Istanbul - 29-30 November 2018

Argument

The role of movie theatres in the development of cinephilia is a field which has been the subject of a number of researches (A. de Baecque, E. Ethis, C. Gauthier L. Jullier and J.-M. Leveratto, L. Souilles-Debats, C. Tallibert, etc. ). Among these venues, a specific section consisting of those of the network of French cultural institutions abroad, IF and AF (150 venues) has not been analysed. Yet they have encouraged and still make a significant contribution to the dissemination and the promotion of cinema, for example: Cinemas Elvire Popesco (the French Institute of Bucharest in Romania), Jean Renoir (the French Cultural Centre of Seoul) or venues of the Alliances françaises of Buenos Aires and Havana.

The eclectic programming of these venues, initiatives towards the young public (since 1997 the French Institutes award the prizes of young French-speaking movie-goers), the festivals (International Filmmor Women’s Film Festival on Wheels is supported by the French Institute of Istanbul since its first edition in 2002 and IF remains one of the main partners of the festival by providing its venue, inviting French filmmakers, etc.), the meetings and Master Classes, offered often in a challenging environment – traditional values, political control and Americanization of societies (explosion of multiplexes and a mainstream cinema) – have marked generations of women and men, protagonists of the transformation of their countries.

The French cultural action outside France in general has been widely studied, cinema-related action, however, has been neglected. The aim of this colloquium is to remedy this lack and to highlight this contribution to the development of the cinephilia and to the promotion of French and local cinemas, including the encouragement of young creation and the emergence of new talents. Such is the case of the venue of the French Institute of Algiers, first place of diffusion of several young Algerian film-makers’ movies (including The Blessed of Sofia Djama, 2017).

This conference is part of the research program “Exporting and Supporting French Cinema in the context of the French Institutes and the Alliances françaises”. Through the case of cinema, this project questions the methods and forms of French cultural diplomacy action in the field of the promotion, circulation and exportation of French cinema. We analyse the effectiveness of actions (market share of French cinema in global consumption, influence of French cinema on local creation, adaptation of the French model’s organization) while questioning their limits and difficulties. This project, proposed by IRCAV, is supported by the Labex ICCA (structuring program “French Model”). It has for main partners: IF, CNC, MEAE, ERCAE, .

Individual papers or panels can address but are not limited to the following themes:

Axis 1 – the venues: micro-history, evolution of attendance, operators…

Axis 2 - programming and promotion of French and local cinemas: strategies, historical evolution, collaborations (schools, universities, training venues, festivals, associative and cultural structures...)

Axis 3 - forms of cinephilia: practices, testimonies, stories of spectators...Axis 4 - Presence of these venues in the literary (novels, news, poetry...) and media (print, TV, radio, web...)

Submission guidelines

Please send proposals of up to 300 words, accompanied by a short bibliobiography (maximum 100 words) to Ece Vitrinel (ecevitrinel@gmail.com)

until 3 June 2018.

Scientific committee

  • Kira Kitsopanidou (Professeure, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3/IRCAV)
  • Christophe Pecot (attaché audiovisuel régional, Consulat général de France et Institut français à Istanbul)
  • Giusy Pisano (Professeure, ENS-Louis-Lumière/IRCAV)
  • Ayse Toy Par (Maître de conférences, Université Galatasaray/MEDIAR.)
  • Azime Hülya Ugur (Professeure, Université Giresun)

Places

  • Institut français
    Istanbul, Republic of Turkey

Date(s)

  • Sunday, June 03, 2018

Keywords

  • cinéphilie,cinéma, Institut français, Alliance française, salle cinéma

Contact(s)

  • Giusy Pisano
    courriel : giusy [dot] pisano [at] gmail [dot] com

Information source

  • Giusy Pisano
    courriel : giusy [dot] pisano [at] gmail [dot] com

To cite this announcement

« The development of cinephilia and the promotion of French and local cinemas », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Friday, May 25, 2018, https://calenda.org/442032

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