Technology, Decentralisation and the Periphery of European Filmmaking: Greece and Scandinavia in Focus

  • Olga KolokythaEmail author


This chapter examines the decentralisation of film production, which it sees as having three different angles: geographic decentralisation, the crossing or pushing of boundaries of the form, and the shift towards less-standardised processes of film production. It maps the European film landscape and discusses decentralisation in the Northern European context, then goes on to consider Greece as a particular example within the European periphery, not just because of its geographic location but also because of the ongoing crisis and its implications. The case study discusses Attenberg (Athina Rachel Tsangari 2010), incorporating the elements mentioned in the previous sections. The chapter offers a view of the issues and tensions that film currently faces in the Northern and Southern European peripheral regions: standing between economic considerations and technological developments, as well as cultural objectives and the production of culture.



The author thanks Ioanna Davi for the interesting conversation which provided inspiration that led to meaningful sources of information related to this chapter.


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  1. 1.Department of CommunicationUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria

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