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Professor Lisa French is Dean of Media and Communication at RMIT University.

Her professional history in film and media includes a wealth of experience in education, and also in the management, curatorial, creative and strategic direction of screen culture activities (including three years as the director of the prestigious St Kilda Film Festival and nine years as a director of the Australian Film Institute, which made her a lifetime member in 2005).

Lisa is the co-author of the books Shining a Light: 50 Years of the Australian Film Institute (2009) and Womenvision: Women and the Moving Image in Australia (2003) and has published widely in local and international journals and books.

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

She has made significant contributions to the industry through her service on many boards, including the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF), and Women in Film and Television (WIFT) and The Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM).


 

 

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