Vacancy PhD researcher (recycle film cultures)


This vacancy concerns a doctoral fellowship that is part of a research project titled Recycle or perish? A multi-method investigation into the cultural value and industrial sustainability recycle film cultures in small Western European film industries, financed by Ghent University’s Special Research Fund (BOF).

Since the beginning of the new millennium, a significant change took place in the production strategies of European film industries. It appears that many European film industries are increasingly focusing on what one could call “recycle film cultures”. Inspired by Hollywood-like production and distribution techniques, European film industries started to increasingly focus on producing film remakes, sequels, TV spin-offs, franchises, etc. This project aims to investigate the economic and cultural implications of these recently emerged film cultures in small Western European film industries.

The main supervisor of this project is Professor Stijn Joye, the co-supervisors are Professor Gertjan Willems and Professor Eduard Cuelenaere. The starting date of the project is 1 September 2022 at the earliest.

Last application date: May 31, 2022 00:00