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Dynamics of World Cinema (2008-2011)


Dynamics of World Cinema was a major research project undertaken by the Centre for Film Studies at the University of St Andrews and sponsored by The Leverhulme Trust. This two-and-a-half-year-long study examined the patterns and cycles of various distinctly active circuits of contemporary film distribution and exhibition, and the dynamic patterns of complex interaction between them.

Our attention focused predominantly in four areas of the global circulation of non-Hollywood cinema: the international penetration of international blockbusters mainstream distribution, the film festival circuit, the film circulation via diasporic channels, as well as the various Internet-enabled forms of dissemination. The project’s distinctiveness is in the endeavour to correlate these diverse strands and foreground their dynamic interactions.

For all the details on this research project, please visit the Dynamics of World Cinema website here.