The Anne Friedberg Award For Contributions To Noir And Its Preservation is honored to recognize every year the newest recipient whose work reflects the scholarly and theoretical noir work within film, television, literature, and/or cinema.
Nominees are reviewed each year to make sure they are participating and cultivating new and engaging theories and thoughts about noir within varying visual and audio experiences while drawing on philosophical and theoretical source materials.
This year we celebrate Dana Polan as the 2022 recipient for his efforts within the publishing medium for maintaining the time honored tradition of noir.
I have a Doctorat d'Etat in Letters from the Sorbonne Nouvelle and a Ph.D. in Modern Thought from Stanford.
Dana Polan the author of ten books in film and media and approximately 200 essays, reviews, and review-essays. Two of the books are in Duke University Press’s new series, Spin-offs, on individual television shows; one on The Sopranos, one on Julia Child’s The French Chef. He is a former president of the Society for Cinema Studies, the professional society for film, and a former editor of its publication, Cinema Journal. He has been knighted by the French Ministry of Culture for contributions to cross-cultural exchange, and in 2003, was selected as one of that year’s two Academy Foundation Scholars by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. His book Dreams of Flight: The Great Escape in American Film and Culture is forthcoming from the University of California Press.