Angus Attwood has been writing about films since 2011, and talking about them for even longer. In 2015 he completed an Honours Degree in Film and Screen Studies at Monash University, and is currently in his first year of the Masters of Film and Television at the Victorian College of the Arts.
Loma Bridge was one of the organisers of the 1975 International Women’s Film Festival, screened at the Capitol Theatre, Sydney, regional centres and New Zealand. Occasionally, she publishes poetry, most recently, Domestic Proportions, in the Feb. 2017 Issue of Cordite Poetry Journal Online - No 57, CONFESSION.
Connie de Silva studied film history as part of her journalism course at Griffith University (2014). She is currently a doctoral candidate (linguistics) at Monash University.
Belinda Glynn is a doctoral candidate at Monash University. She is interested in how female stars operated as figures of power and negotiation in classical Hollywood and spends much too much time watching black and white movies in the name of research.
Isabella McNeill is a Melbourne based film critic and PhD candidate in Film and Screen Studies at Monash University. She has written for Little White Lies and the Melbourne International Film Festival and you can find more of her thoughts at The Water Cooler.
Sian Mitchell is a Senior Lecturer in film and media studies as SAE Creative Media Institute and Festival Director of the Melbourne Women in Film Festival. She has published and presented numerous papers on film, audiences and exhibition, and currently writes for the AFI Research Collection's Gems of the Collection. Sian is a passionate advocate for the promotion of women working in the screen industries.
Whitney Monaghan is an Assistant Lecturer in Film and Screen Studies at Monash University. Her background is in screen, media and cultural studies and her research examines the representation of gender, queer and youth identities, digital culture, and new forms of screen media. She is the contemporary short film programmer for the Melbourne Women in Film Festival and the author of Queer Girls, Temporality and Screen Media: Not 'Just a Phase'(Palgrave, 2016).
Ruth Richards is a freelance critic based in Melbourne, contributing to www.ReelGood.com.au and Ramona Magazine for Girls. In 2014 she completed a Bachelor of Media and Communication (Honours) at RMIT, writing on animation and the uncanny. She is currently a PhD candidate at RMIT, where her research is focused on animation theory and feminist philosophy.
Jeni Thornley is a documentary filmmaker, writer, film valuer and lecturer. Her poetic essay documentaries Island Home Country, To the Other Shore, Maidens and the collaborative feature For Love or Money are landmark films in Australian independent and feminist cinema. She is currently a research associate at UTS and developing memory=film, an archival digital-film project based on her super 8 collection. Jeni's films are available online via beamafilm and her website www.jenithornley.com
Kate Warren researches and teaches in Art History at Monash University, where she recently received her PhD. Her current research focuses on cross-overs within contemporary film, video, moving image and photographic practices. She was previously a curator at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne, and she writes regularly about contemporary art and cinema, including in publications such as Discipline, Persona Studies, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art, Metro and Le Magazine (Jeu de Paume, Paris).