Video Essays

Overview

2022

Cards on the Table: A Tarot-Guided Journey through the Cinema of Nina Menkes

Commissioned by Arbelos Films for limited edition blu-ray Cinematic Sorceress - The Films of Nina Menkes

How to Dress Like a Witch

Commissioned by BFI for In Dreams Are Monsters

Anaphora

Commissioned by Picturehouses to support the release of Happening

2021

Balloons in Cinema

Commissioned by BFI to support the release of Balloon

Screening Room

Commissioned for Glasgow Short Film Festival 2021.
 Premiered as part of the Opening Screening of Glasgow Short Film Festival 2021. 
Played in Competition (Bande À Part) at Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Film Festival.

2020

My Mullholland

Part of the Once Upon A Screen project. Published in online journal The Cine-Files. 2020. Second-most mentioned in Sight & Sound's Best Video Essays of 2020. Winner of the inaugural Screen Studies Conference AV Essay Film Award

On Contamination

Commisioned as part of Critics’ Choice VI: On Collectivity at the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2020.
Premiered there as a response to Janis Rafa's Kala Azar.

2019

The Wonders

Commissioned as part of  Creative Europe Desk UK’s virtual conference TRANSFORM.

A horror in the breach: Claire Denis’s Trouble Every Day

Commissioned by Sight and Sound.

2018

Western

Commissioned as part of the Critics Choice IV: Sustainable Criticism at the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2018.
Screened there as introduction to Western (Valeska Greisbach).

Women's Time-Image

Published and peer-reviewed in journal InTransition.

2015 - 2017

Fandor (various commissioned essays)

Highlights

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Commissioned for Glasgow Short Film Festival 2021.
Premiered as part of the Opening Screening of Glasgow Short Film Festival 2021.
Played in Competition (Bande À Part) at Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Film Festival.

Part of the Once Upon A Screen project.

Published in online journal The Cine-Files. 2020.

Second-most mentioned in Sight & Sound's Best Video Essays of 2020

Winner of the inaugural Screen Studies Conference AV Essay Film Award

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Commisioned as part of Critics’ Choice VI: On Collectivity at the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2020.

Premiered at IFFR as a response to Janis Rafa's Kala Azar.

Featured in Sight & Sound's Best Video Essays of 2020.

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Commissioned as part of  Creative Europe Desk UK’s virtual conference TRANSFORM. 2019.

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Commissioned by Sight and Sound. 2019.
Featured in Sight & Sound's Best Video Essays of 2019.

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Commissioned as part of the Critics Choice IV: Sustainable Criticism at the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2018.

Premired at IFFR as introduction to Valeska Grisebach's Western.

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Completed during my Masters degree at the University of Amsterdam. Later published and peer-reviewed in journal InTransition. 2018.

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Completed during an Honours course at the University of Glasgow.
Featured in Indiewire, theFilmStage and elsewhere. 2016.

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