"Mediating culture through film. Conversations and Reflections on Filmmaking at Tartu Worldfilm Festival"

This volume celebrated the fifth anniversary of World Film Festival (2008),  containing a set of texts and articles about the topics, handled at the first years of the festivals, as well as texts documenting the festival itself. World Film Festival is a meeting point of various forms of documentary and anthropological filmmaking and also an arena for represen-tation of different cultures of the world, having its more pragmatic, contemplative and more entertaining and adventurous sides. The book is suitable for the students in the respective study areas, as well as to the people, interested in documentary film making in Estonia, as a selection of texts is focused specifically on Estonian documentary film. Round table transcriptions and discussions cover the works of outstanding visual anthropological filmmakers. 

You can download the book here: Worldfilmbook.pdf

Introduction, Pille Runnel
Estonian Documentary Films on Northern Peoples at 1980s and 1990s, Eva Toulouze, Pille Runnel
The Man with the Microphone and Camera in Soviet Estonia, Lauri Kärk
Roundtable on Documentary Film-making in Soviet Estonia
Roundtable on Estonian Documentary Film-making: Estonian Narratives
Criteria for documentary film, Andres Maimik
Respect the Moment! A Retrospective of the Cinematographic Work of Gary Kildea, Peter I. Crawford
Asen Balikci: "I'm not an Ethnographic Filmmaker", Liivo Niglas
A Tribute to John Marshall, Pille Runnel
Conversation with John Marshall
Retrospective of John Marshall
Robert Gardner, Pille Runnel
Retrospective of Robert Gardner
Jean Rouch Anthropological Filmmaking in Dialogue, Anne Mette Jorgensen
Workshop on Ethnofictions, Johannes Sjöberg
The Arctic Cinema: Representation and Reception Across Borders, Kristin Kuutma
Films at Worldfilm Programme 2004-2007