Yingying, Zhenzhen, and Fenfen? China at the festivals

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The chapter focuses on an array of Chinese film festivals and dedicated programs that take place in the West, with examples primarily from France, the UK, and the USA. Adapted from a longer study that explores the determinants of global circulation of cinematic material as related to film festivals, Iordanova’s chapter argues that it is the stakeholder configurations, the context of reception, and the projected/desired relationship outcomes that ultimately shape the nature of the festival and the material that will be screened at it. It offers a categorization that distinguishes between different types of festivals depending on the interests of major stakeholders: in this case, represented by the cultural diplomacy festival, the “corrective” festival, and the business card exchange festival.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChinese film festivals
Subtitle of host publicationsites of translation
EditorsChris Berry, Luke Robinson
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781137550163
ISBN (Print)9781137554802
Publication statusPublished - 16 Feb 2017
EventAHRC-funded network on Chinese FIlm Festivals - UNiversity of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 1 Apr 20142 Apr 2014

Publication series

NameFraming film festivals


WorkshopAHRC-funded network on Chinese FIlm Festivals
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong


  • Film festivals
  • Film industry
  • Soft power
  • Concurrent event
  • Dress code


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