This article seeks to reflect on my filmmaking practice through a discussion of my short film Bluebell (2003), situating the film within a theoretical context and providing a ‘route map’ of the practice research process. The film uses the cliché of ‘stranger rape’ to set up and upset audience expectations of rape narrative, challenging the construction of women as the victims rather than survivors of rape. Drawing on previous research on Angela Carter's reworking of Perrault's Little Red Riding Hood, and its reception by the feminist sisterhood, the article explores the opportunities and the dangers of feminist reappropriation of patriarchal narratives. The formal properties of the short film are examined as a potentially radical space for the emergent feminist filmmaker and strategies of dissemination and peer review are put forward. © 2007 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
Crofts, C. (2007). Bluebell, short film and feminist film practice as research: Strategies for dissemination and peer review. Journal of Media Practice, 8(1), 7-24. https://doi.org/10.1386/jmpr.8.1.7_1