Critics’ Choice VI: On Collectivity at IFFR

For the sixth time, film journalists Jan Pieter Ekker and Dana Linssen (former Film Studies student!) have organised Critics’ Choice. This programme of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) invites Dutch and international critics to create introductory video essays for festival films. Critics’ Choice VI: On Collectivity aims to investigate the concept of collectivity further by means of films, video essays and debates. How does auteur theory hold up against ideas of collective creation? How does film criticism – focused on individual opinions – relate to the collective viewing experience? In times of review aggregators and social media, does film criticism tend towards consensus and the collective forming of opinions?

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