Contributors

  • Hooman Razavi

    Hooman Razavi

    Professionally trained as teacher and with background in science and education, Razavi’s interest in cinema started and grew by joining an Iranian student film club in University of Toronto. Since 2010, he has been an active member and contributor to the club’s establishment, invitations, film proposals and in times writing pieces analyzing screened films. Razavi has conducted several interviews with Iranian cinema personnel and translated on other domains of Humanities such as political science and history. He enjoys reading and learning more about world cinema, and the aesthetics, politics and economics of this ever changing industry.

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  • Felix Rebolledo

    Felix is a partner at Hot Spots Productions in Montreal, Canada. As a TV commercial Producer/Director he’s worked on over 300 retail commercial advertising campaigns and on-air promotions. Production credits include CTV, King World Entertainment, Wow Wee Toys, Hasbro, Fisher-Price, IBM, and RJR-Nabisco. As a field-producer, he has worked with E!, Entertainment Tonight, Fox L.A. Sports, WTN, ZDF, ARD, RAI, RTVE, CANAL “+” (Spain & France) in North America, South America, and Europe. He edited the NBC documentary The Earth is the Lord’s (Silver Medallist, New York Festivals, 1991). He loves the work but would rather be sailing his Seafarer 31 “A Su Aire” or racing Etchells, really.

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  • Nicolas Renaud

    Nicolas Renaud

    Nicolas Renaud has an academic background in Film and Sociology and is co-founder of Hors Champ (1996), an online film and media journal affiliated with Offscreen. He has published numerous articles on cinema, art and media, in Hors Champ and in other publications. In conjunction with Hors Champ, Renaud organized special screenings and lectures in collaboration with the Cinemathèque québécoise, including an event with Stan Brakhage in 2001. Renaud instructs camera and Super 8 film workshops at Main Film (an independent film center/co-op in Montreal). Since 1998 he is also a practising artist who has made video installations and short films that have been exhibited in Canada and Europe.

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  • Kate Rennebohm

    Kate Rennebohm completed an undergraduate degree in Film Studies and Comparative Literature at University of Alberta in 2006. She is currently completing a Masters degree in Film Studies at Concordia University, Montreal. She has assisted Professor Rosanna Maule in editing and assembling an anthology on Marguerite Duras’ filmmaking (In the Dark Room: Marguerite Duras and Cinema, 2009) and has published in Synoptique, Concordia’s online film journal. She has also written extensively as a film reviewer for SEE magazine, an Edmonton newspaper, and has worked at the Telluride Film Festival for the last two years. She is currently working on completing her thesis, which focuses on the filmmaking of Chantal Akerman and Judith Butler’s recent work on ethics.

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  • Stephen Rife

    Stephen Rife

    Stephen Rife writes and distributes VIEWFINDER, a monthly newsletter of film and media criticism, printed on paper and sent to subscribers from a disused mail chute in Philadelphia’s former Benjamin Franklin Hotel.

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  • Peter Rist

    Peter Rist

    Peter Rist, Ph.D has been teaching film history and aesthetics at Concordia University, Montreal, since 1989. He was principal writer for, and edited, Guide to the Cinema(s) of Canada (2001) and (co-edited with Timothy Barnard) South American Cinema: A Critical Filmography, 1915-1994 (1998). His more recent publications (from 2014) include Historical Dictionary of South American Film and a chapter of Electric Shadows: A Century of Chinese Cinema, “Hong Kong: From the Silents to the Second Wave.” He has written extensively on Chinese and Korean cinemas and is a frequent contributor to Offscreen.

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  • Robert Robertson

    Robert Robertson, composer and filmmaker, graduated with an MFA in Film Production from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema in 2002. Supervised by filmmaker Professor Marielle Nitoslawska, he also studied with Professor Mario Falsetto and Professor Peter Rist in the Film Studies Department, and Professor Lon Dubinsky in Fine Art. Previously he composed the operas The Kingdom (Amsterdam and tour of The Netherlands, 1984), The Cathars (UK, 1995), Empedocles (realised as a music/film with Dennis Dracup, London, 1995). His music/films include Oserake and The River That Walks (Montreal, 2002), and I’m Back (2007). Invisible City, and Architecture Improbable are music/films in progress. In April 2007 he received his doctorate from King’s College London, UK, for his research on Eisenstein’s ideas on audiovisual cinema. His first book, entitled Eisenstein on the Audioviual is slated for publication (Tauris) in early 2009.

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  • Mike Rollo

    Born and raised in the flatlands of Saskatchewan, Mike Rollo currently lives in Montreal working as a filmmaker and educator. A member of the Double Negative Collective since 2004, his films have screened internationally. Mike recently completed a cinematic formalist poem of Saskatchewan entitled Ghost and Gravel Roads.

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  • Dominic Romano

    Dominic Romano

    Dominic Romano is currently completing his Master’s Degree in Film Studies at Concordia University in Montréal, Quebec. Originally from California, Romano completed his Undergraduate Degree at UC Santa Cruz, majoring in both Comparative Literature and Film and Digital Media. His critical-creative research focuses primarily on the manifestation of cultural and historical trauma within contemporary global visual art. He was the recipient of the Steck Family Award, for Best Undergraduate Senior Thesis, as well as the Concordia Merit Scholarship. With experience as both a working cinematographer and musician, Romano’s work is deeply informed and inspired by his artistic sensibilities.

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  • Anna Romatowska

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  • Sarah Rooney

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  • James Rose

    James Rose is the author of Beyond Hammer: British Horror Cinema since 1970, Studying The Devil’s Backbone and The Devil’s Advocate: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. He has contributed to a number of Edited Volumes as well as regular publication in a range of international film journals, including The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies, Offscreen, Electric Sheep, and Vertigo. His blog is linked below.

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  • Miles  Rufelds

    Miles Rufelds

    Miles Rufelds is a multidisciplinary artist and writer based in Toronto, Ontario. He holds a BFA from the University of Ottawa, and is presently completing his Master of Visual Studies in studio art at the University of Toronto. Through a range of image-, object-, and text-based media, Rufelds’ research-based practice endeavours to reveal and understand the late capitalist world’s towering perversity. He’s taken part in solo and group exhibitions nationally, screened his videos internationally, delivered lectures across Ontario, and had his art and writing featured in publications such as Art Reveal Magazine, LandEscape Contemporary Art Review, and Graphite Publications.

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  • Ramin S. Khanjani

    Ramin S. Khanjani

    Referring to himself as a cine-aficionado, Ramin S. Khanjani obtained his Master’s degree in Film Studies from Carleton University, Ottawa. His writings and reports have previously appeared in the Iranian publications, Film Monthly and Film International. He is the author of Animating Eroded Landscape:The Cinema of Ali Hatami (2014).

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  • Viviane Saglier

    Viviane Saglier is a member of the collective Palestinian Perspectives.

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  • Leon Saunders Calvert

    Leon Saunders Calvert

    Leon Saunders Calvert works in a financial information media company in London. He has a BA Hons from the University of Essex in Philosophy and Literature, including film studies, and an MSc in International Management from the University of Reading. He believes that the study of philosophy and culture can be fundamental to providing us with a better understanding of the world we live in and the ways in which it can be improved, rather than undertaken as a kind of intellectual workout, as is so often the case. Leon has published reviews in Film International and The Film Journal.

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  • Kate Schiebelbein

    Kate Schiebelbein

    Kate Schiebelbein is currently completing her BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema in Montreal. Her interests include the silent era, experimental film, and noir. After finishing her undergrad she plans to travel, visiting film festivals and old movie theatres in as many different countries as possible. Ultimately, she would like to end up working in a museum or art gallery.

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  • Joey Shapiro

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  • Joey Shapiro

    Joey Shapiro

    Joey Shapiro is a freelance film critic and journalist working out of Chicago. He recently earned his BA in Cinema Studies at Oberlin College and has written on film, music, and pop culture for The Oberlin Grape, Tunnel Magazine, Frame Rated, and Taste of Cinema. His interest lies most strongly in horror films, especially 1970s exploitation horror.

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  • Martin Shingler

    Martin Shingler is Senior Lecturer in Radio & Film Studies at the University of Sunderland (UK) having spent fifteen years lecturing on film and media courses at Staffordshire University (UK). He has specialist expertise in melodrama and the woman’s film, screen acting, the star system, film sound, radio drama and comedy. He is the co-author of two books, On Air: Methods and Meanings of Radio, with Cindy Wieringa, (Arnold, 1998) and Melodrama: Genre, Style & Sensibility, with John Mercer (Wallflower Press, 2004). He has also published a number of essays on the Hollywood film star Bette Davis, which appear in the books Identifying Hollywood’s Audiences, eds. Melvyn Stokes and Richard Maltby (BFI, 2001) and Screen Acting, eds. Alan Lovell and Peter Kramer, (Routledge 1999), and in the journals Screen, Journal of American Studies, Journal of Film & Video and Theatre Annual.

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