manuela lazic

Manuela Lazic is a French writer living in London. She has written for The Ringer, the BFI, Little White Lies magazine, and others.


The writer is a filmmaker working in Canada.

heidi cho

Heidi Cho is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Toronto. Using a range of mediums such as ceramics, illustration and storytelling, Cho explores narratives around intergenerational trauma, queerness and diasporic Korean identity. Her illustration work has appeared in C Magazine, GUTS Magazine and Shameless Magazine. Her visual work has been showcased in The Gardiner Museum, The […]

lara atallah

Lara Atallah is an artist and writer living in Brooklyn. Her writing has appeared in Artforum, The Brooklyn Rail, Camera Austria, and Flash Art.

caden mark gardner

Caden Mark Gardner

Caden Mark Gardner is a freelance film critic from Schenectady, New York. He has written for Reverse Shot, Hyperallergic, DigBoston, and MUBI.

esmé hogeveen

cléo writer

Esmé Hogeveen is a writer based between Tkaronto/Toronto and Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal.

annette lepique

Annette LePique is a Features Writer at Sixty Inches from Center. She frequently contributes film and performance writing to The SEEN, Chicago Artist Writers, and Another Gaze: A Feminist Film Journal. 

jannette angelle bivona

Jannette Angelle Bivona is a San Francisco-based multidisciplinary film professional. She is the Initiatives and Field Relations Manager at ITVS, sits on screening committees for multiple film festivals including Telluride, and writes about film on her blog

kanika katyal

Kanika’s head rests in the library, her heart lies in the movie theatre. Kanika Katyal writes like a girl on all things culture.

cason sharpe

Cason Sharpe is a writer currently based in Toronto. His fiction and criticism has appeared in Canadian Art, C Magazine, and GUTS Canadian Feminist Magazine, among others, and his first collection of short stories, Our Lady of Perpetual Realness, was released by Metatron in 2017.

Ann Lewinson

Ann Lewinson has been a film critic for the Boston Phoenix, Hartford Advocate and the Kansas City Star, and can currently be found at ARTnews. She lives in New York City.

katie duggan

Katie Duggan is a writer from New Jersey. You can see more of her work at

annabel brady-brown

Annabel Brady-Brown

Annabel Brady-Brown is a founding editor of Fireflies magazine and film editor at The Big Issue Australia.

sara wylie

Sara Wylie is a non-fiction filmmaker, producer and researcher from unceded Coast Salish territories, also known as Vancouver. She is currently completing her MFA in Ryerson’s Documentary Media program.

taylor sanchez guzman

Taylor Sanchez Guzman is a film scholar and poet based in occupied territory known as Oklahoma.

paloma pacheco

Paloma is a Vancouver-based freelance writer and a graduate student at The University of British Columbia’s School of Journalism.

shasha nakhai

Shasha Nakhai is a filmmaker from Toronto who’s currently releasing her first feature documentary, Take Light. Her last film with partner Rich Williamson, Frame 394, was shortlisted for an Oscar in 2017 and was named one of TIFF’s Top 10 Films.

molly mcglynn

Molly McGlynn is an award-winning writer + director of film and television currently based in Los Angeles. Her feature film, Mary Goes Round, premiered at TIFF in 2017 and her television credits include Workin’ Moms (CBC), Little Dog (CBC), Bad Blood (CityTV) and Speechless (ABC).

ella cooper

Ella Cooper is an award-winning multidisciplinary artist and filmmaker, impact producer, educator and consultant who has worked in Canada’s arts and culture sector for over 18 years. She is also the founder of Black Women Film! Canada.

sylvia d. hamilton

Sylvia D. Hamilton is a Nova Scotian writer and filmmaker whose awards include a Gemini and the Portia White Prize. Her poetry collection,And I alone Escaped to Tell You (Gaspereau Press 2014) was shortlisted for the 2015 League of Poets Gerald Lampert Memorial Award and the East Coast Literary J.M Abraham Poetry Award. She lives in Grand […]

kyrell grant

cléo writer

Kyrell Grant is a Toronto-based freelance writer.

eloise ross

Eloise Ross is a writer, lecturer, and programmer in Melbourne, Australia. Her work is published regularly in Senses of Cinema and in other spaces.

caroline leone

Caroline Leone was born in São Paulo, Brazil, and has worked as director, editor and cinematographer. Her first feature film A Window to Rosalia (2017) won the FIPRESCI Award at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, among other important prizes around the globe. Caroline took part in “The Gift of Collaboration: A Roundtable on Agnès Varda.”

alexandra hidalgo

Alexandra Hidalgo is an award-winning Venezuelan filmmaker, whose videos and activist writing have been featured on The Hollywood Reporter, IndieWire, NPR, and Women and Hollywood. Her video book, Cámara Retórica: A Feminist Filmmaking Methodology for Rhetoric and Composition, was published by Utah State University Press in 2017. She is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the […]

indra de bruyn

Indra de Bruyn was born in Antwerp, Belgium, and is an actress, writer and musician. She graduated in 2018 from the School of Arts in Ghent and is part of an all-female theatre company, Compagnie de Kolifokkers. She is known for her roles in Little Black Spiders (2012), Homeful Bliss (2015) and The Three Ring Circus (2015). Indra took part in “The Gift […]

sofia bohdanowicz

Sofia Bohdanowicz is a Toronto-based filmmaker and the winner of the 2017 Jay Scott Prize from the Toronto Film Critics Association. She won Best Canadian Documentary for Maison du bonheur (2016) from the Vancouver Critics Circle and is currently in production for her third feature film co-produced with actor Deragh Campbell. Sofia took part in “The Gift of […]

joseph pomp

Joseph Pomp is a film scholar and occasional video-maker based in New York. Some of his other writing is compiled on

alejandra espino

Alejandra Espino lives and works in Mexico City. She loves comics, vintage photos, old movies and all things nostalgia. She’s always on the lookout for women’s stories in any medium and any context.

nourhan hesham

Nourhan Hesham is a writer and student based in Toronto. She is currently a staff writer at Sophomore magazine.

sarah-tai black

Sarah-Tai Black is a writer, film programmer and arts worker living in Toronto, Ontario. Her writing has appeared in The Globe and Mail, TIFF’s The Review and Broken Pencil.

elise moore

Elise Moore is a Toronto based writer. Her film writing, which has appeared in Bright Wall/Dark Room and Bright Lights Film Journal, often focuses on the interplay between sex and gender norms.

sarah fonseca

Sarah Fonseca’s essays and film writing have appeared in Black Warrior Review, Math Magazine, Posture Magazine, and them. Catch her obsessing over Eartha Kitt at

amanda barbour

Amanda Jane Barbour, boss lady at FEM&IST Films in the land down under.

ayanna dozier


Ayanna Dozier is a Ph.D. Art History and Communication Studies Candidate with a graduate option in Women and Gender Studies at McGill University. She is cultural theorist who writes extensively about Black feminist philosophy, experimental cinema and performance art. Selected writings can be found in cléo, Feminist Media Studies, Art/iculation Magazine and Liquid Blackness Journal.

michael sicinski

Michael Sicinski

Michael Sicinski is a writer and teacher based in Houston, Texas, USA.

chelsea phillips-carr

Chelsea Phillips-Carr is a writer based in Toronto. You can read her work here:

courtney duckworth

Courtney Duckworth is a Southern vampire living in Brooklyn. She’s previously written for Slate, Film Comment and Bright Wall/Dark Room.

dennis vetter

Dennis Vetter is a film critic, independent scholar, curator and festival organizer. As a co-founder and programmer of the re-established Berlin Critics’ Week he keeps visiting festivals internationally, with a focus on documentary, Asian cinema, Queer Cinema and experimental film.

debbie frempong

Debbie Frempong is a student of religion living in Boston by way of Accra, Ghana. Her work has appeared in the Killens Review of Arts and Letters and Okay Africa.

jaime chu

jaime chu

Jaime Chu is a writer from Hong Kong living in New York.

katrya bolger

Katrya Bolger is a Thai-Canadian writer and sub-editor at the Bangkok Post with a Cultural Studies background.

nel dahl

Nel Dahl has written for Dazed, Mubi, Broadly, and more. Her interests include fantasy/horror, the gothic, and synths.

angelica jade bastién

Angelica Jade Bastién is a Contributing Writer for Vulture based in Chicago. Angelica participated in the cléo roundtable on revenge movies.