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Telluride in the Film Festival Galaxy

Telluride in the Film Festival Galaxy


The Telluride Film Festival ranks among the dozen most important and influential film festivals in the world. Despite its prominence, the festival has attracted scant scholarly attention.

Through archival research, interviews, and attendance, this book analyses Telluride's origins and historical development. Structured as a selective case study, this slim volume highlights the festival as a multi-layered institution. It reveals how its practices have conceived of, and defined, film as an art form, the importance of business factors and sponsorship, the heightened nature of its exhibition practices, and changing features of the global festival landscape.

Jeffrey Ruoff is a documentary filmmaker and film historian at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, USA. He directed Still Moving: Pilobolus at Forty (2012) and edited the anthology Coming Soon to a Festival Near You: Programming Film Festivals (2012). In addition to making films and publishing scholarly articles and books, Ruoff has a public voice in newspapers and magazines.

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