• Frédéric St-Hilaire

    Frédéric St-Hilaire is a freelance writer based in Montréal. His research interests include Japanese cinema and sexual representation, the two of which converge in his long-standing project on Pink cinema. You will most likely find him at the cinema or boring someone with his thoughts on Portuguese cinema.

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  • Hans Staats

    Hans Staats

    Hans Staats is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Cultural Analysis & Theory at Stony Brook University. The title of his dissertation is “The Bad Seed: A Theoretical and Historical Analysis of Horror Cinema, Media, and Childhood in the Long Twentieth Century.” His works have appeared in CineAction, the Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies, Cinespect, and Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts.

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  • Bran Stakhage

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  • Irini Stamatopoulos

    Born in Athens, Greece, in 1974, Irini Stamatopoulos graduated from the Panteion University (Athens) in 1996 with a degree in Communication (Cultural management), and in April 2003 she obtained her PhD in Cinema Narratology. Her research subject was A Comparative Study of Cinematic and Literary Discourse. Her main topics of specialty are Film Theory and History, along with an interest in Gender Studies. For the past few years she has been giving lectures at Panteion University in the History of Cinema and Feminist Approaches to Film History. She also teaches courses in Film Theory at the Thessaloniki University Film Studies Department. Recent Publications include: “The Romantic Hero in Cinema” (Western, New Wave, Road Movie) – in the Greek journal of theory and criticism Notes; and “The Freudian Background of the Films of Contemporary Greek Cinema” (forthcoming in a collection on the representation of childhood in modern Greek cinema).

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  • Charles Stankievech

    Charles Stankievech has formally studied theology, literature, philosophy, and fine art (B.A Honours, MFA). Recently, his work has been presented at the Planetary Collegium’s Altered States, England; Eyebeam, NYC; Subtle Technologies’ Responsive Architectures, Toronto; artLAB residency, Venice, Italy; and MIT Press’ Leonardo Music Journal. In 2007, he will be attending residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts and PRIM. While completing his MFA he also taught specialized sound courses such as “Sound Drawing Architecture” and “Sculptural + Material Practices” at Concordia University in Montréal, and now teaches full-time at KIAC School of Visual Art in Dawson City, Yukon, Canada.

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  • Daniel Stefik

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  • Tom Stempel

    Tom Stempel

    Tom Stempel is a Professor Emeritus in Film at Los Angeles City College, where he taught film history and screenwriting from 1971 to 2011. He is the author of six books on film, including Screenwriter: the Life and Times of Nunnally Johnson, FrameWork: A History of Screenwriting in the American Film, Storytellers to the Nation: A History of American Television Writing, and most recently Understanding Screenwriting: Learning from Good, Not-Quirte-So-Good, and Bad Screenplays. His shorter writings have appear in Film Quarterly, Los Angeles Times, Sight & Sound, Film Comment, Creative Screenwriting, Film & History, Senses of Cinema, and Journal of Screenwriting. Since 2008 he has written the online column “Script Magazine” (see link below).

    Stempel photograph ©Alix Parson

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  • Valery Stepanov

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  • Jonathan Sterne

    Jonathan Sterne teaches in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies and the History and Philosophy of Science Program at McGill University. He is author of The Audible Past: Cultural Origins of Sound Reproduction (Duke, 2003) and numerous articles on media, technologies, and the politics of culture. His next book is tentatively titled MP3: The Meaning of a Format.

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  • Christina Stojanova

    Christina Stojanova

    Christina Stojanova is Associate Professor at the Department of Film, University of Regina, Canada. She contributes regularly to the specialized and academic print and on-line media, and her writings are translated into many languages. Co-editor of the critical anthologies Wittgenstein at the Movies (2011) and The Legacies of Jean-Luc Godard (2014), she is the editor of The New Romanian Cinema (2017) and The Legacy of German Expressionism (2018). Her book on Canadian animator Caroline Leaf is forthcoming in 2018. Member of the Quebec Film Critics Association, Christina regularly sits on international film festival juries.

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  • Meryl Suissa

    Meryl Suissa is a recent graduate of the Film Studies masters degree at Oxford Brookes University. She started her BA in English literature and Film Studies in Lyon (France) and received a scholarship to finish her degree in the UK. She has been a literary as well as a film reviewer in her University Newspaper. She wrote her MA dissertation on Jouissance, trauma and identity in Israeli cinema. Her research interests are Israeli cinema, gender studies, trauma theory and psychoanalysis.

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  • Astria Suparak

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  • Sara Swain

    Sara Swain

    Sara Swain recently received her Ph.D. from the Joint Program in Communication and Culture at York and Ryerson Universities. She holds a B.A. in English Literature from Memorial University, and an M.A. in Film Studies from Concordia University. She has published essays on representations of virginity and sexual initiation in Joss Whedon’s TV series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (2010), and on the gendered critical backlash against Jenny McCarthy’s boundary-pushing gross-out comedy Dirty Love (2013). Her interests are eclectic and broad, ranging from film aesthetics, cinematic realism, film genres (horror and comedy especially), and gender and spectatorship, to communication history and theory, philosophy of technology, and the history of ideas. Her current research probes the complex theoretical, historical, and material relationships between animals and the imagination and development of media technologies.

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  • Anna Syrtsova

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  • Hamid Taheri

    Hamid Taheri

    Hamid Taheri born in 1988 in Tehran. He Studied English Literature in Kharazmi university of Tehran, has made three well-received short films and works as a film critic for numerous Iranian magazines.

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  • Ian  Tan

    Ian Tan

    Ian Tan teaches English Literature at Raffles Institution, a top junior college in Singapore. His interests lie in Literature, 20th Century Philosophy and European Film, especially the works of Andrei Tarkovsky, Ingmar Bergman, Robert Bresson, Michael Haneke, Alexander Sokurov and Bela Tarr. He has published several articles and guidebooks on literary texts like John Wyndham’s The Chrysalids. His essay on Martin Heidegger and Bela Tarr was published in Senses of Cinema Issue 71, June 2014.

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  • Anna Tatelman

    Anna Tatelman

    Anna Tatelman is currently pursuing her M.F.A. at the University of New Orleans’s Creative Writing Workshop. Her film review of Wonder Woman entitled “Feminism through the Male Gaze” has been published in Drunk Monkeys, and her other research has been published in The Gallatin Research Journal and GLASS Quarterly Magazine. Anna is also a fiction writer and playwright; her achievements include winning the Southeastern Louisiana University’s Inkslinger Playwriting Competition and the Triad Shakes Theatre’s New Play Competition, and being published in Wordgathering and The Bookends Review.

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  • Brandon Taylor

    Brandon Taylor

    Brandon Taylor is currently an English Major at UBCO, specifically focusing on the later poetry of John Milton. He has been accepted to the UVic MA program under the supervision of Dr. Gary Kuchar. He is currently working on a project that will situate Milton within the Western philosophical tradition of modern liberalism. He has been published in various newspapers across British Columbia as well as in OCular: A Student Anthology (2013) and Papershell (2015).

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  • Benjamin R.  Taylor

    Benjamin R.  Taylor

    Benjamin R. Taylor is a filmmaker working in experimental and documentary forms. His work focusses on geography, architecture, nature and spirituality. His films have been presented in various festivals and galleries here and there. He is also programmer of the monthly screening series VISIONS in Montréal and founder of the curatorial cooperative la lumière collective.

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  • Randy Thom

    Randy Thom works as a Film Sound Designer. His credits include: Wild At Heart (1990), Forrest Gump (1994), Contact (1996), Mars Attacks (1996), The Incredibles (2004), Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006), and The Simpsons Movie (2007).

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