"Being at a film festival reminds me of the power of film. The power that we have in our hands. Telling specific stories about personal matters can start the debate that is needed today, and that connects you with realities that you had no idea were connected." - Diego Luna
- The Queer Film Festival: Popcorn and Politics.
- This book examines the queer film festival and opens the discussion on social enterprises and sustainable lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) organisations.
- With over 220 events worldwide and some of the bigger budgets exceeding $1 million, the queer film festival has grown to become a staple event in all cosmopolitan cities' arts calendars.
- The book looks at queer film festivals in San Francisco, Hong Kong and Melbourne to argue for the importance of these institutions remaining as community events.
Author Stuart Richards received his doctoral degree in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He is a lecturer in Screen Studies, a programmer for the Melbourne Queer Film Festival and on the committee for online film journal Senses of Cinema.
Published: January 2017
Size (cm): 22 x 16 x 2
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