An Authoring Discourse of Sorts: Effects of public film support on a national cinema (invited paper presentation)

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Abstract

In the cinemas of small nations, infrastructural support systems aimed at endorsing and strengthening audiovisual production, tend to play an increasingly pivotal role. Since additional systems have been added, with the intent to, for instance, encourage co-production or to attract filming and post-production work to assorted places – and always coming with various provisions attached – one may speak of the support systems as an authoring discourse of sorts. Consequently, factors such as language, locations, genre, the nationality of the crew and the actors, and even where the individual crew members are registered as living, are frequently prescribed by provisions attached to the support. The present paper will use examples from Scandinavia and will attempt to chart some of the ways in which the various public aids have played an important part in rendering, transform and ‘author’ what can be called the contemporary national cinema.

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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Arts

Keywords

  • cinemas of small nations, infrastructural support systems, audiovisual production, national cinema
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusUnpublished - 2013
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
EventThe Third Annual Screen Industries in East-Central Europe Conference (SIECE) : Industrial Authorship - Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic
Duration: 2013 Nov 292013 Dec 1

Conference

ConferenceThe Third Annual Screen Industries in East-Central Europe Conference (SIECE) : Industrial Authorship
CountryCzech Republic
CityPalacký University, Olomouc
Period2013/11/292013/12/01