Dr Angie Black is a senior lecturer in Film & Television (narrative fiction) at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne. She is a multiple-award winning director who specialises in filmmaking as practice-based research.
She has a PhD on performance approaches in film production and a MA in screenwriting. Her debut feature film The Five Provocations (2018), along with an extensive body of short films, explore innovative approaches to filmmaking and actively promote on screen diversity. Black’s research examines approaches to filmmaking, screenwriting and performance practices, with a focus on gender, sexuality and cultural diversity on screen. She is a recipient of Film Victoria’s ‘Independent Filmmakers Fund’ for which she directed award winning comedy Bowl Me Over (2001) which screened at festivals around the globe, including Locarno and Melbourne International Film Festivals. Black has directed more than ten short films, including disnature (2012) nominated for best experimental short ATOM awards and Birthday Girl (2008) winner audience choice award World Of Women Film festival.Her professional practice includes working as a television commercials director, a script reader and development head and she is the founder of the independent production company Black Eye Films www.blackeyefilms.com.au.
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Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Finalist Best Film Under $500K, The Five Provocations
Senior Lecturer In Film And Television
Victorian College Of The Arts
Australian Screen Production Education and Research Association
Screenwriting Research Network
Australian Directors Guild
Women In Film and Television
Doctor of Philosophy, research major in Screen Studies
La Trobe University
Master of Arts, research major in Media and Cinema Studies: screenwriting
La Trobe University
Bachelors of Arts, Film & Television
Swinburne University of Technology