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Dr Lydia Papadimitriou

Dr Lydia Papadimitriou

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Biography

Lydia Papadimitriou is Reader (Associate Professor) in Film Studies at Liverpool John Moores University. She has published extensively on different aspects of Greek cinema, and is currently researching on film festivals, distribution, documentary, and Balkan cinema. She has authored 'The Greek Film Musical' (2006), co-edited 'Greek Cinema: Texts, Forms and Identities' (2011), and is the Principal Editor of the 'Journal of Greek Media and Culture'. She has published numerous articles in books and journals, including New Review of Film and Television Studies (NRFTS), Filmicon, Studies in European Cinema and Screen.

Languages

French
Greek, Modern (1453-)
Greek, Ancient (to 1453)

Degrees

1997, University of Kent, UK, PhD in Film Studies

Publications

Highlighted publications

Papadimitriou L. 2018. Film Distribution in Greece: Formal and Informal Networks of Circulation since the Financial Crisis Screen, 59 :484-505 >DOI >Public Url

Papadimitriou L. 2017. Transitions in the Periphery: Funding Film Production in Greece since the Financial Crisis International Journal on Media Management, 19 >DOI >Public Url

Papadimitriou L. 2017. The Economy and Ecology of Greek Cinema since the Crisis: Production, Circulation, Reception Tziovas D. Greece in Crisis: The Cultural Politics of Austerity :135-157 I.B.Tauris 9781784538453

Papadimitriou L. 2017. Cinema at the Edges of the European Union: New Dynamics in the South and the East Stone R, Cooke P, Marlow-Mann A, Dennison S. Routledge. London

Papadimitriou L. 2016. The Hindered Drive toward Internationalisation: Thessaloniki (International) Film Festival The New Review of Film and Television Studies, 14 :93-111 >DOI >Public Url

Papadimitriou L. 2016. Politics and Independence: Documentary in Greece during the Crisis Tzioumakis Y, Molloy C. The Routledge Companion to Cinema and Politics :469-480 Routledge 978-0415717397

Papadimitriou L, Tzioumakis Y. 2016. Having its Cake and Eating it Too: Contemporary American 'Indie' Cinema and 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' Reframed Badley L, Perkins C, Schreiber M. Indie Reframed: Women's Filmmaking and Contemporary American Independent Cinema :188-203 Edinburgh University Press. Edinburgh 978147440392 4

Papadimitriou L, Tzioumakis Y. 2015. 'My Big Fat Life in Ruins': Marketing "Greekness" and the Contemporary US Indepedent Film Mingant N, Tirtaine C, Augros J. Film Marketing into the Twenty-First Century :36-46 BFI Palgrave. London 978-1844578382

Papadimitriou L. 2015. In the Shadow of the Studios, the State and the Multiplexes: Independent Filmmaking in Greece The Meaning of Independence: Independent Filmmaking around the Globe University of Toronto Press. Toronto 9781442626836

Papadimitriou L. 2014. The Power of the Local: Greek Documentaries in the 2000s Small Cinemas in Global Markets: Genres, Identities, Narratives Lexington Books: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 9780739196526

Papadimitriou L. 2011. The National and the Transnational in Contemporary Greek Cinema The New Review of Film and Television Studies, 9 :493-512 >DOI

Papadimitriou L. Greek Cinema as European Cinema: Co-productions, Eurimages and the Europeanisation of Greek Cinema Studies in European Cinema, >DOI >Public Url

Chapters

Papadimitriou L. 2019. European Co-productions and Greek cinema since the crisis: ‘Extroversion’ as survival Hammett-Jamart J, Mitric P, Novrup-Redvall E. European Film and Television Co-production: Policy and Practice Palgrave Macmillan. London 978-3-319-97157-5 >DOI

Papadimitriou L. 2017. The Economy and Ecology of Greek Cinema since the Crisis: Production, Circulation, Reception Tziovas D. Greece in Crisis: The Cultural Politics of Austerity :135-157 I.B.Tauris 9781784538453

Papadimitriou L. 2017. Cinema at the Edges of the European Union: New Dynamics in the South and the East Stone R, Cooke P, Marlow-Mann A, Dennison S. Routledge. London

Papadimitriou L. 2016. Politics and Independence: Documentary in Greece during the Crisis Tzioumakis Y, Molloy C. The Routledge Companion to Cinema and Politics :469-480 Routledge 978-0415717397

Papadimitriou L, Tzioumakis Y. 2016. Having its Cake and Eating it Too: Contemporary American 'Indie' Cinema and 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' Reframed Badley L, Perkins C, Schreiber M. Indie Reframed: Women's Filmmaking and Contemporary American Independent Cinema :188-203 Edinburgh University Press. Edinburgh 978147440392 4

Papadimitriou L, Tzioumakis Y. 2015. 'My Big Fat Life in Ruins': Marketing "Greekness" and the Contemporary US Indepedent Film Mingant N, Tirtaine C, Augros J. Film Marketing into the Twenty-First Century :36-46 BFI Palgrave. London 978-1844578382

Papadimitriou L. 2015. In the Shadow of the Studios, the State and the Multiplexes: Independent Filmmaking in Greece The Meaning of Independence: Independent Filmmaking around the Globe University of Toronto Press. Toronto 9781442626836

Papadimitriou L. 2014. The Power of the Local: Greek Documentaries in the 2000s Small Cinemas in Global Markets: Genres, Identities, Narratives Lexington Books: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 9780739196526

Papadimitriou L. 2013. Greek Cinema and the Balkans: Connections, Divergences and Escapes Tutui M. Escape from the Balkans

Papadimitriou L. 2012. Greece Creemur C, Mokdad L. The International Film Musical Edinburgh University Press 9780748634774

Papadimitriou L. 2011. Music, Dance and Cultural Identity in the Greek Film Musical Greek Cinema: Texts, Histories, Identities :147-166 Intellect/ University of Chicago Press. Bristol 9781841504339

Papadimitriou L, Tzioumakis Y. 2011. Introduction Papadimitriou L, Tzioumakis Y. Greek Cinema: Texts, Histories, Identities :9-14 Intellect/ University of Chicago Press 9781841504339

Eliopoulos C, Moraitis K, Vanna V, Manolis SK. 2011. Greece Marquez-Grant N, Fibiger L. The Routledge Handbook of Archaeological Human Remains and Legislation: An International Guide to Laws and Practice in the Excavation and Treatment of Archaeological Human Remains

Papadimitriou L. 2009. Stars of the 1960s Greek musical: Rena Vlahopoulou and Aliki Vougiouklaki Soila T. Stellar encounters: Stardom in Popular European Cinema :205-214 John Libbey & Co Ltd 9780861966790

Papadimitriou L. 2004. Greek war film as melodrama: women, female stars and the nation as victim Tasker Y. Action and adventure cinema :297-308 Routledge. London and New York 9780415235075

Papadimitriou L. 2000. More than a Pale imitation: Narrative, music and Dance in two Greek film musicals from the 1960s Marshall B, Stilwell RJ. Musicals: Hollywood and Beyond :117-124 Intellect Ltd 9781841500034

Journal article

Papadimitriou L. 2018. Film Distribution in Greece: Formal and Informal Networks of Circulation since the Financial Crisis Screen, 59 :484-505 >DOI >Public Url

Papadimitriou L. 2017. Transitions in the Periphery: Funding Film Production in Greece since the Financial Crisis International Journal on Media Management, 19 >DOI >Public Url

Papadimitriou L. 2016. The Hindered Drive toward Internationalisation: Thessaloniki (International) Film Festival The New Review of Film and Television Studies, 14 :93-111 >DOI >Public Url

Papadimitriou L. 2014. Locating Contemporary Greek Film Cultures: Past, Present, Future and the Crisis Filmicon, :1-19

Papadimitriou L. 2011. The National and the Transnational in Contemporary Greek Cinema The New Review of Film and Television Studies, 9 :493-512 >DOI

Papadimitriou L. 2009. Greek Film Studies today: In search of Identity Kampos: Cambridge Papers in Modern Greek, 17 :49-78

Papadimitriou L. 2000. Traveling on screen: Tourism and the Greek film musical JOURNAL OF MODERN GREEK STUDIES, 18 :95-104 >DOI >Link

Papadimitriou L. Greek Cinema as European Cinema: Co-productions, Eurimages and the Europeanisation of Greek Cinema Studies in European Cinema, >DOI >Public Url

Other

Papadimitriou L. 2018. EUFA and Film Studies at Liverpool John Moores University Alphaville : Journal of Film and Screen Media, :173-176

Papadimitriou L, Durden M. 2018. “Messages in the Streams of History: A Dialogue with the sculptor Theodoros” Journal of Greek Media and Culture, 4 :107-128 >DOI

Papadimitriou L. 2017. The Berlinale Side of Hope

Papadimitriou L. 2017. Documentary Chronicles. Dialogue (with Vitaly Mansky). >Link

Papadimitriou L. 2017. Frame vs Context Festivalists, >Link

Papadimitriou L, Ruoff JK. 2016. Film Festivals: Origins and Trajectories Papadimitriou L, Ruoff JK. The New Review of Film and Television Studies, 14 :1-4 >DOI

Papadimitriou L. 2016. 56th Thessaloniki International Film Festival. Balkan Survey Section. >DOI

Papadimitriou L. 2016. Sheffield Among Doc/Fests

Papadimitriou L. 2016. Continuity and Change

Papadimitriou L, Calotychos V, Tzioumakis Y. 2016. On Solidarity, Collaboration and Independence: Athina Rachel Tsangari discusses her films and Greek cinema with Vangelis Calotychos, Lydia Papadimitriou and Yannis Tzioumakis. Journal of Greek Media and Culture, 2 :237-253

Papadimitriou L. 2015. On Colonialism, Access and Form: A Discussion with Hubert Sauper

Papadimitriou L. 2015. Past and Present in the 17th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival Pure Movies,

Papadimitriou L. 2015. Breaking the Ice: Queues, Premieres and Awards in the 65th Berlinale Filmicon,

Papadimitriou L. 2015. Greek Media and Culture at a New Juncture Papadimitriou L, Kolocotroni V, Tzioumakis Y. Journal of Greek Media and Culture, 1 :3-7 >DOI

Papadimitriou L. 2015. Weathering the Crisis: The Sixteenth Thessaloniki Documentary Festival :169-176 >DOI

Papadimitriou L. 2014. Leanness and Resilience: 55th Thessaloniki International Film Festival Filmicon,

Papadimitriou L. 2014. Checkpoint Karlovy Vary 2014 Sight and Sound,

Papadimitriou L. 2014. Politics, Hipness and Aspiration: The 21st Sheffield Doc/Fest comes of age

Papadimitriou L. 2014. Resisting Differently: Maria Kallimani, leading actor of At Home, interviewed by Lydia Papadimitriou in Karlovy Vary Filmicon,

Papadimitriou L. 2014. Celebrating Independence: 54th Thessaloniki International Film Festival

Papadimitriou L. 2013. Thessaloniki: Straitened Circumstances Sight and Sound, :23

Papadimitriou L. 2013. Reaching Audiences: The 15th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival Senses of Cinema,

Papadimitriou L. 2012. Navigating through Contemporary Greek Culture Eleftheriotis D, Papanikolaou D, Papadimitriou L. Interactions: studies in communication and culture, 2 :123-127 >DOI

Papadimitriou L, Tzioumakis Y. 2011. Introduction to edited collection "Greek Cinema: Texts, Histories, Identities" Tzioumakis Y, Papadimitriou L. :9-14

Papadimitriou L. 2007. A 'touch of spice' CINEASTE, 32 :56-56 >Link

Editorial/letter to the editor

Papadimitriou L, Calotychos V, Tzioumakis Y. 2016. Revisiting Contemporary Greek Film Cultures: Weird Wave and Beyond Journal of Greek Media and Culture, 2 :127-131 >DOI

Book review

Papadimitriou L. 2015. Daniela Berghahn, Far-Flung Families in Film: the Diasporic Family in Contemporary European Film. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2013, 224 pp. Screen (Oxford), 56 :295-298 >DOI

Papadimitriou L. 2015. Review of Vangelis Calotychos (2013) The Balkan Prospect: Identity, Culture and Politics in Greece after 1989, New York: Palgrave Macmillan Journal of Greek Media and Culture, 1 :165-168 >DOI

Papadimitriou L. 1998. The Films of Theo Angelopoulos: a Cinema of Contemplation/The Last Modernist: the Films of Theo Angelopoulos. Screen (Oxford), 39 :210-218

Conference publication

Papadimitriou L. 2015. Heroines of the 1821 Revolution in Greek cinema: 'Bouboulina' (1959) and 'Manto Mavrogenous' (1971) Tutui M. Balkan Heroes and Anti-Heroes

Papadimitriou L. 2014. Satire, Sex and Politics: Nikos Perakis’ Loufa kai Parallagi Films Balkan Comedy :60-65

Book

Papadimitriou L. 2006. The Greek film musical: A Critical and Cultural History McFarland & Co Inc Pub 9780786421404

Report

Papadimitriou L. Netflix in Greece https://www.global-internet-tv.com/netflix-country-reports/greece/

Engagement & Impact

Conference organisation:

Greek Cinema: Texts, Histories, Identities, co-organiser with Yannis Tzioumakis (University of Liverpool)

Greek Cinema: Texts, Histories, Identities, co-organiser with Yannis Tzioumakis (University of Liverpool)

Editorial boards:

Interactions: Studies in Communication and Culture, 3.2 Special issue on 'Contemporary Greek Culture', Co-editor with Dimitris Eleftheriotis (Glasgow) and Dimitris Papanikolaou (Oxford) of special issue on 'Contemporary Greek Culture', November 2012

Journal of Greek Media and Culture (Principal Editor), Principal Editor, http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=237/

Modern Greek Studies Online, Member of the Editorial Board, http://www.moderngreek.org.uk/journal/content/editorial-board

Filmicon: Journal of Greek Film Studies, Member of the Advisory Board, http://filmiconjournal.com/journal

Interactions: Studies in Communication and Culture, 3.2 Special issue on 'Contemporary Greek Culture', Co-editor with Dimitris Eleftheriotis (Glasgow) and Dimitris Papanikolaou (Oxford) of special issue on 'Contemporary Greek Culture', November 2012

Journal of Greek Media and Culture (Principal Editor), Principal Editor, http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=237/

Modern Greek Studies Online, Member of the Editorial Board, http://www.moderngreek.org.uk/journal/content/editorial-board

Filmicon: Journal of Greek Film Studies, Member of the Advisory Board, http://filmiconjournal.com/journal

External collaboration:

http://www.altcineaction.com/, AltcineAction Online Film Festival for Balkan Filmmakers, Best Critic Jury Member

http://www.altcineaction.com/, AltcineAction Online Film Festival for Balkan Filmmakers, Best Critic Jury Member

External PGR examinations performed:

University of Glasgow, PhD, Towards the Creation of “Quality” Greek National cinema in the 1960s

University of Glasgow, PhD, Towards an Inclusive Discourse: Representation of Albanian Immigrants in Greek Cinema

Queen Mary, University of London, PhD, Family, Nation and the Medium under Attack: Queer Time and Space in Contemporary Greek Cinema

University of Southampton, PhD, Transnational Bulgarian Cinema - Pieces of the Past, Present and Future

University of Glasgow, PhD, Towards the Creation of “Quality” Greek National cinema in the 1960s

University of Glasgow, PhD, Towards an Inclusive Discourse: Representation of Albanian Immigrants in Greek Cinema

Queen Mary, University of London, PhD, Family, Nation and the Medium under Attack: Queer Time and Space in Contemporary Greek Cinema

University of Southampton, PhD, Transnational Bulgarian Cinema - Pieces of the Past, Present and Future

Fellowships:

Onassis Foundation: Scholarship for Foreigners (Onassis International Fellow 2014-15), Onassis Foundation, http://www.onassis.org/en/scholarships-foreigners.php

Onassis Foundation: Scholarship for Foreigners (Onassis International Fellow 2014-15), Onassis Foundation, http://www.onassis.org/en/scholarships-foreigners.php

Media Coverage:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/film, The Film Programme, BBC Radio 4, 12 June 2014, interviewed on Greek cinema

http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/film, The Film Programme, BBC Radio 4, 12 June 2014, interviewed on Greek cinema

Membership of professional bodies:

Member of SCMS (Society of Media and Cinema Studies), Society of Media and Cinema Studies (SCMS), http://www.cmstudies.org/

Member of NECS (European Network for Cinema and Media Studies), European Network for Cinema and Media Studies (NECS), http://necs.org/

Member of MGSA (Modern Greek Studies Association), Modern Greek Studies Association (MGSA), http://www.mgsa.org/

Member of MeCCSA (Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association), Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA), http://www.meccsa.org.uk/

Member of BAFTSS (British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies), British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies (BAFTSS), http://www.baftss.org/

Member of SMGS (Society of Modern Greek Studies), Society of Modern Greek Studies (SMGS), http://www.moderngreek.org.uk/

Member of FEDEORA (Federation of Film Critics of Europe and the Mediterranean), Federation of Film Critics of Europe and the Mediterranean (FEDEORA)., http://www.fedeora.eu/

Member of SCMS (Society of Media and Cinema Studies), Society of Media and Cinema Studies (SCMS), http://www.cmstudies.org/

Member of NECS (European Network for Cinema and Media Studies), European Network for Cinema and Media Studies (NECS), http://necs.org/

Member of MGSA (Modern Greek Studies Association), Modern Greek Studies Association (MGSA), http://www.mgsa.org/

Member of MeCCSA (Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association), Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA), http://www.meccsa.org.uk/

Member of BAFTSS (British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies), British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies (BAFTSS), http://www.baftss.org/

Member of SMGS (Society of Modern Greek Studies), Society of Modern Greek Studies (SMGS), http://www.moderngreek.org.uk/

Member of FEDEORA (Federation of Film Critics of Europe and the Mediterranean), Federation of Film Critics of Europe and the Mediterranean (FEDEORA)., http://www.fedeora.eu/

Other invited event:

Kings' College London, Centre of Hellenic Studies Seminar, Kings' College, London, Presentation of one hour paper on contemporary Greek cinema

University of St Andrews, Centre of Film Studies, University of St Andrews, One hour research paper on the national and the transnational in contemporary Greek cinema

University of Cambridge, Modern Greek lecture series, University of Cambridge, Research paper on Greek film studies today

Divan Film Festival. Symposium: Escape from the Balkans, Cetate, Romania, Paper: Is it all Greek to you? Typical and Untypical films from Greece

Keynote: Contemporary Greek Film Cultures 2013 Conference, Hellenic Centre, London, Keynote Address

Kings' College London, Centre of Hellenic Studies Seminar, Kings' College, London, Presentation of one hour paper on contemporary Greek cinema

University of St Andrews, Centre of Film Studies, University of St Andrews, One hour research paper on the national and the transnational in contemporary Greek cinema

University of Cambridge, Modern Greek lecture series, University of Cambridge, Research paper on Greek film studies today

Divan Film Festival. Symposium: Escape from the Balkans, Cetate, Romania, Paper: Is it all Greek to you? Typical and Untypical films from Greece

Keynote: Contemporary Greek Film Cultures 2013 Conference, Hellenic Centre, London, Keynote Address

Teaching qualification:

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)