BRIDGES AND BATTLES

BRIDGES AND BATTLES Queer Film and Video FestiVal Forum cate that small- and medium-sized festivals will find themselves compelled to present only a small selection of films that will attract the public and to drop exploratory programming or retrospectives (especially with old films now available on DVD). Only the big festivals that have strategic agreements with major sponsors can hope to survive and develop. But even with that, there will be strong economic pressure to integrate in the medium term with larger events such as international film festivals already taking place within the same city or LGBTQ events (pride celebrations or multidisciplinary cultural festivals). —Translated by Thomas Waugh Yau Ching Having taught in visual communications and cultural studies at a design school in Hong Kong for more than five years, I have recently started to teach media production and theory at a University in Taiwan. I have been involved in the Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (HKLGFF) since its early days in the 1990s, first as a publicist, later as a consultant, and recently as a guest curator. I was also on the programming boards of the first Asian Lesbian Film and Video Festival in Taiwan in 2005 and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies Duke University Press

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Duke University Press
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© 2006 by Duke University Press
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1064-2684
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1064-2684
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10.1215/10642684-12-4-605
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Queer Film and Video FestiVal Forum cate that small- and medium-sized festivals will find themselves compelled to present only a small selection of films that will attract the public and to drop exploratory programming or retrospectives (especially with old films now available on DVD). Only the big festivals that have strategic agreements with major sponsors can hope to survive and develop. But even with that, there will be strong economic pressure to integrate in the medium term with larger events such as international film festivals already taking place within the same city or LGBTQ events (pride celebrations or multidisciplinary cultural festivals). —Translated by Thomas Waugh Yau Ching Having taught in visual communications and cultural studies at a design school in Hong Kong for more than five years, I have recently started to teach media production and theory at a University in Taiwan. I have been involved in the Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (HKLGFF) since its early days in the 1990s, first as a publicist, later as a consultant, and recently as a guest curator. I was also on the programming boards of the first Asian Lesbian Film and Video Festival in Taiwan in 2005 and

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GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay StudiesDuke University Press

Published: Jan 1, 2006

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