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Title: Between scenes: Glasgow’s alternative film spaces in the 1990s
Author(s): Velez Serna, Maria Antonia
Colta, Alexandra
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Keywords: alternative film cultures
cultural scenes
culture-led urban regeneration
grassroots creativity
Issue Date: 27-May-2019
Citation: Velez Serna MA & Colta A (2019) Between scenes: Glasgow’s alternative film spaces in the 1990s. NECSUS European Journal of Media Studies, 8 (1), pp. 51-68.
Abstract: This article focuses on previously undocumented film initiatives that emerged within counter-cultural scenes in Glasgow, presenting the case study of New Visions, a film and video festival established in 1992. Drawing on primary sources including institutional archives, festival brochures, and interviews, this article argues that Glasgow’s alternative film culture had a symbiotic relationship with the arts and the music scenes, a relationship made concrete through the use of shared spaces and the transit of people between different practices. In the context of shifting agendas of cultural policy and funding, with a growing emphasis on festivals, New Visions’ struggles illuminate the clash between grassroots initiatives and mainstream cultural policy.
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