Kirsten Steven to launch Australian Film Festivals

Dr Kirsten Stevens.

Australian Film Festivals: Audience, Place and Exhibition Culture is the first book to offer an in-depth examination of the history, operation, and growth of film festivals as a cultural phenomenon within Australia.

Tracing the birth of film festivals in Australia in the 1950s through to their present abundance, it asks why film festivals have prospered as audience- driven spectacles throughout Australia, while never developing the same industry and market foci of their international fellows.

Drawing on over sixty-years of archival records, festival commentary, interviews with festival insiders and ephemera, this book opens up a largely uncharted history of film culture activity in Australia.

The School of Media, Film and Journalism presents the launch of a new title by Dr Kirsten Stevens, teaching associate in Film & Screen Studies at Monash University.

Please join us on Thursday 23 February when Michelle Carey (Artistic Director, Melbourne International Film Festival) will launch Kirsten Stevens’ Australian Film Festivals: Audience, Place and Exhibition Culture.

Date: Thursday 23 February

Time: 7.30pm

Location: Loop Project Space & Bar, 23 Meyers Place, Melbourne