Adrian Martin is Adjunct Associate Professor of Film and Screen Studies at Monash University (Australia), audiovisual essayist, and a teacher at the EQZE Film School (Spain). He is the author of eight books, most recently Mysteries of Cinema: Reflections on Film Theory, History and Culture 1982-2016 (Amsterdam University Press, 2018; University of Western Australia Publishing, 2020).
Acousmate apprentice of Ecuadorian and Ukrainian origin, Ana Tapia Rousiouk is challenged by the adventure of listening: that of our time and its turbulent zones. Some thorns on the way:
Brooming the affirmative mists, the sad coherences, the murderous cradles. Exploring the backstages of listening, of hearing phenomena on the air, and of music – the loyal opponent.
André Habib somehow became professor of film studies at the Université de Montréal after working as a videostore clerk, while remaining a cinephile and critic, and without ever having been able to direct a movie. He joined the team of Hors champ in 2000, with Simon Galiero, Frédérick Pelletier and Nicolas Renaud. Since 2016 he is chief editor of the journal (with Renaud Desprès-Larose, Nour Ouayda and Olivier Godin). He has published over 250 articles and organized more than 30 public events. He is the author, among others, of La main gauche de Jean-Pierre Léaud (Boréal, 2015) and L’attrait de la ruine (Yellow Now, 2011).
Barbara Le Maître began in photography and natural sciences before realizing that she preferred writing on images (of others). She is currently a professor of film studies at Paris Nanterre University (HAR laboratory – History of the arts and performances). Her books include Entre film et photographie. Essai sur l’empreinte (2004), Zombie une fable anthropologique (2015) and she has co-edited several collected works, including: Cinéma muséum. Le musée d’après le cinéma (2013), le n°25 de Cinema & Cie. International Film Studies Journal : “Overlapping Images. Between Cinema and Photography” (2016), and Muséoscopies. Fictions du musée au cinéma (2018).
Catherine Martin was born in Quebec. She studied visual arts at college and continued in fine arts at Concordia University in Montreal where she studied film and photography. She has independently produced the short films Nuits d´Afrique (1990) and Les fins de semaine (1995). In 1998 she made her first documentary film, Les dames du 9e, followed by her first feature-length fiction film in 2001, Marriages. She has since directed Océan *(2002), *Dans les Villes (2006), L’esprit des lieux (2006), Trois temps après la mort d’Anna (2010) and Une jeune fille (2013). Her films have been screened at numerous international festivals, and have won awards in Quebec, the rest of Canada and abroad.
Cristina Álvarez López is a film critic, audiovisual essayist, and teacher at the EQZE Film School (Spain). She was co-founder of the Spanish online film journal Transit: Cine y otros desvíos, and has written for Sight and Sound, MUBI Notebook, Shangri-la, LOLA, Screening the Past, and Screen Education, and in books on Chantal Akerman, Bong Joon-ho, Philippe Garrel and Paul Schrader.
Donato Totaro has been the editor of the online film journal Offscreen since its inception in 1997. Totaro received his PhD in Film & Television from the University of Warwick (UK), is a part-time professor in Film Studies at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada) and a longstanding member of AQCC (Association québécoise des critiques de cinéma).
Emma Kredl is an MA student in the film studies department at Concordia University. Kredl’s research interests are primarily based in genre cinema with a focus on horror and melodrama.
Born in 1981 in Chicoutimi, Quebec, Félix Dufour-Laperrière studied in Montreal where he currently works. Director, and screenwriter, his work includes animated films, documentary essays and experimental shorts. His work, which shows a constant tension between narrative and formal exploration, always maintain a close relationship with the visual and contemporary arts. His films (ONE, TWO, THREE, DUSK (2006), ROSA ROSA (2008), M (2008) and TRANSATLANTIC (2014), among others), have been screened at numerous national and international festivals, museums and events, where they won several awards. VILLE NEUVE, his first feature-length animated film, is entirely drawn with ink on paper. He is currently working on ARCHIPELAGO, an animated documentary and developing his second animated feature film, DEATH DOES NOT EXIST.
Ghada Sayegh lives and works in Beirut. Sayegh has a PhD in Film Studies from Paris Nanterre University, and for several years was program coordinator of the Institute of Scenic, Audiovisual and Cinematographic Studies at Saint Joseph University in Beirut, where she is currently a faculty member . Through his teaching and publications, Sayegh’s research explores experimental cinema and contemporary art in Lebanon in the face of history.