Nick Bugeja is an Arts/Law student studying at Monash University. He is an aspiring film critic and writer. Nick's main interests lie in the areas of post-war Japanese and Italian cinema, 1970s American cinema and contemporary Australian Indigenous cinema, as well as the links between film and philosophy.
Felicity Chaplin researches teaches cinema and culture in the French Studies Program at Monash University. She is the author of La Parisienne in cinema: between art and life (Manchester UP, 2017). Her work appears in Australian Journal of French Studies, Colloquy, Lola, Metro, Screening the Past and Senses of Cinema.
Dr. Chris Comerford is a researcher and teaching academic at the University of Technology Sydney. His research focuses on the power and influence of pop culture media, their related industrial formations, and their negotiation of contemporary issues for audiences manifesting predominantly in televisual, filmic and graphic forms in superhero fiction, the gothic, fantasy and science fiction.
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 in Victoria.
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.
Alexandra Heller-Nicholas has written five books on cult, horror, and exploitation film with an emphasis on gender politics including Rape-Revenge Films: A Critical Study (2011), Suspiria (Auteur, 2015), and Ms. 45 (Columbia University Press, 2017). She is currently working on the book 1000 Women in Horror and co-editing a collection on the films of Elaine May for Edinburgh University Press.
Daniel Hurren completed an Honours Degree at Monash University in 2015. He is a writer who is interested in philosophy and in film and how story telling is expressed and utilised in movies, television serials and music videos. Daniel is constantly being inspired by his brilliant partner and their two children, who are also brilliant.
Kenta McGrath is a filmmaker and academic. He is an Adjunct Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Curtin University, and previously worked as a lecturer for the Japanese Film Festival and Japanese Animation Film Festival in Perth, Western Australia.
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 author of Queer Girls, Temporality and Screen Media: Not 'Just a Phase'(Palgrave, 2016).
Dr Jennifer O’Meara lectures in film studies at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. Her monograph, Engaging Dialogue: Cinematic Verbalism in American Independent Cinema (2018) is published by Edinburgh University Press. She has also published articles on various film and media studies topics in journals such as Cinema Journal, Feminist Media Studies and The New Soundtrack.
Professor Ted Snell , AM CitWA, is Chief Cultural Officer at the University of Western Australia. Over the past two decades he has contributed to the national arts agenda through his role as Chair of the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council, Chair of Artbank, Chair of the Asialink Visual Arts Advisory Committee, Board member of the National Association for the Visual Arts, Chair of the Australian Experimental Art Foundation and Chair of University Art Museums Australia. He is currently on the board of the UQ Art Museum. He has published several books and has curated numerous exhibitions, many of which document the visual culture of Western Australia. Ted Snell is a regular commentator on the arts for ABC radio and television and writes regularly for The Conversation.
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).
Debbie Zhou is a Film Studies student studying at the University of New South Wales. She is a freelance writer for film and theatre, and has contributed to Time Out Sydney, The Music, Seventh Row and Impulse Gamer. She is also currently the undergraduate representative for the Sydney Screen Studies Network.