The Education of the Filmmaker in Europe, Australia, and Asia

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  • Copyright: 2013-07-18
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Practice-based film education is a crucial element in the institutional landscape of film. Despite its institutional significance, its decisive impact on the dynamics of entire film industries, the aspirations of film practitioners, and the content and form of the films that are produced, practice-based film education is still a neglected topic in film scholarship. The Education of the Filmmaker in Europe, Asia, and Australia is an attempt to begin to fill the lacuna in question by looking at film training programs in countries such as Lithuania, Scotland, Sweden, Australia, Japan, and others. Examining aspects of filmmaking such as environmental impact, influence on local culture, and sway over city policy, this book looks at how the training of filmmakers reaches beyond the films themselves to all aspects of culture and society.

Author Biography

Mette Hjort is Chair Professor and Head of Visual Studies at Lingnan University, Hong Kong, where she is also Director of the Centre for Cinema Studies. She is Affiliate Professor of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Washington, USA, and Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Modern European Studies (CEMES), University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Her previous publications include Small Nation, Global Cinema (2005), Lone Scherfig's 'Italian for Beginners' (2010), Film and Risk (edited, 2012), and Creativity and Academic Activism (edited with Meaghan Morris, 2012). She has also published three interview books with filmmakers and is the founding co-editor (with Peter Schepelern) of the Nordic Film Classics series. Hjort is Founding Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of the Humanities.

Table of Contents

ASIA AND AUSTRALIA * Yoshiharu Tezuka, Associate Professor, Global Media Studies, Komazawa University, Japan * Moinak Biswas, Reader, Film Studies, Jadavpur University, India * Stephen Chan, Academic Dean, Professor of Cultural Studies, Lingnan University
Hong Kong * Yomi Braester,  Professor, Program in Cinema Studies, Director, Summer Program in Chinese Film and Criticism, Beijing Film Academy, University of Washington-Seattle, USA * Tom O’Regan, Professor of Media and Cultural Studies, University of Queensland, Australia; &. Dr Ben Goldsmith, Research fellow, University of Queensland * AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST * Keyan Tomaselli, Director and Professor, Centre for Cultural and Media Studies, University of Natal, Durban, South Africa * Osakue Stevenson Omoera, Lecturer, Department of Theatre and Media Arts
Faculty of Arts, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria * Rod Stoneman, Director, Huston School of Film and Digital Media, Galway, Ireland * Hamid Naficy, Professor of Radio-Television-Film and the Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani Professor in Communication, Northwestern University, Evanston & Qatar * Alia Arasoughly, PhD, Director General Shashat, Ramallah, Palestine * Mette Hjort, Chair Professor, Visual Studies, Lingnan University, Hong Kong * THE AMERICAS * George Yúdice, Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures & Professor of Latin American Studies, University of Miami, USA * Christopher Meir, Lecturer in Film, University of West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago * Armida de la Garza, Associate Professor, International Communications, University of Nottingham/Ningbo * Toby Miller, Professor & Chair, Department of Media & Cultural Studies, University of California, Riverside, USA * Scott MacKenzie, Visiting Associate Professor, Film and Media, York University, Canada * EUROPE * Anna Stenport, Associate Professor of Scandinavian Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign * Charlie Cauchi, PhD candidate, Queen Mary, University of London, UK * Renata Sukaityte, Professor of Film Studies and Creative Industries, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Vilnius, Lithuania * Marijke de Valck, Assistant Professor, Department of Media Studies, University of Amsterdam, Holland * Duncan Petrie, Professor of Film Studies, York University, UK * Barton Byg, Professor of German, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA, Founding Director of DEFA; & Evan Torner, PhD candidate, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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