Kim Knowles is an academic and curator, specialising in both historical and contemporary experimental film. She has programmed the ‘Black Box’ strand for Edinburgh International Film Festival since 2009 and also ran Diversions: a festival of experimental film and video between 2008-2009. She has been a jury member at several international festivals, including Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Diagonale Festival of Austrian Film, Festival des Cinémas Différents in Paris, and VideoEx Festival in Zurich.

Kim’s academic writings on avant-garde film, poetry, and photography have been published in, amongst others, Moving Image Review and Art JournalHistory of PhotographyJournal of Film and VideoNECSUS_European Journal of Media Studies, and Millennium Film Journal. Her monograph A Cinematic Artist: The Films of Man Ray was published by Peter Lang in 2009 and republished in 2012. She is Lecturer Film Studies at Aberystwyth University.

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