Article

Between scenes: Glasgow’s alternative film spaces in the 1990s

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. https://necsus-ejms.org/between-scenes-glasgows-alternative-film-spaces-in-the-1990s/

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.

Keywords
alternative film cultures; cultural scenes; culture-led urban regeneration; festivalisation; grassroots creativity

Journal
NECSUS European Journal of Media Studies: Volume 8, Issue 1

StatusPublished
Publication date27/05/2019
Publication date online27/05/2019
Date accepted by journal13/05/2019
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/30091
Publisher URLhttps://necsus-ejms.org/…es-in-the-1990s/
ISSN2213-0217
eISSN2213-0217