Lisa French

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Hi! I'm Lisa French!

I am a Professor and Dean of RMIT’s School of Media and Communication.

I have written extensively on Australian cinema, particularly in relation to gender.

I co-authored the book Shining a Light: 50 Years of the Australian Film Institute (2009 & 2014), and was the co-writer/editor of Womenvision: Women and the Moving Image in Australia (2003).

My professional service includes three years as the director of the prestigious St Kilda Film Festival and nine years on the board of the Australian Film Institute.

My film projects include producing the film Birth of a Film Festival, (2003), a documentary about the first Melbourne International Film Festival.

I was the Chair of the ‘Screen Futures’ International conference (2016) and sit on the Film Australia ‘Gender Matters’ Taskforce).

I am currently completing a book: The Female Gaze in Documentary Film – An International Perspective, Palgrave Macmillan.

I am Co-Chair of the UNESCO University Network on Gender, Media and ICTs.

If you want to contact me, you can email me at lisa.french@rmit.edu.au or call me on +61 3 9925 3026.

 

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