Author/Editor: Annette Blonski, Barbara Creed & Freda Freiberg

Annette Blonski is a script editor and writer who has worked in the industry for over 20 years. She has script edited features, documentaries, short films and television series. Annette’s writing on cinema has been published widely and she has two major publications on women in the industry. She has worked for the Australian Film Commission, Film Victoria, the Australia Council, and was Executive Director of the Australian Film Institute. She also has a long history of teaching cinema studies and participating in advisory committees. In 1999, Annette won the WIFT Lottie Lyell Award for Outstanding Contribution to Screen Culture.

Barbara Creed is a graduate of Monash and La Trobe Universities. Her doctoral thesis was on the cinema of horror, feminism, and psychoanalysis. This was published as The Monstrous-Feminine: Film, Feminism, Psychoanalysis (Routledge, 1993) and has been republished five times. Her areas of research include contemporary film, surrealism, feminist and psychoanalytic theory and the impact of Darwinian theory on the cinema. She has recently published Media Matrix: Sexing the New Reality (Allen & Unwin, 2003) and Phallic Panic: Film, Horror & the Primal Uncanny (MUP, 2005).  She is currently writing a new book entitled The Darwinian Screen: the Evolution of Film Theory. She has also co-edited the anthologies Body Trade (2001) and Don't Shoot Darling (1987). Her articles have been translated into various foreign languages including Swedish, Italian, Russian, Japanese, and German. She has been invited to speak at the Universities of Oxford, Paris, UCLA, Frankfurt, Lancaster, Hawaii, Hanoi and the Freud Institute, London.
She is on a number of international editorial boards and acts as a reader for various international publishing houses and journals. She is an international assessor for the Australian Research Council. Barbara is an active figure in the film community as a film reviewer, speaker, and writer. She has served on the boards of Writers Week, the Melbourne International Film Festival and the VCA School of Film and Television.

Freda Freiberg is a film historian and critic who has conducted extensive research on the pre-war, war-time and post-war Japanese cinema.

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