Eddie Cockrell is a film critic, feature writer and consulting programmer who for many years programmed The American Film Institute repertory cinema at Washington, D.C.’s Kennedy Center. His reviews, profiles and columns have appeared in The Australian, Variety, The Sydney Morning Herald, The International Film Guide, The Washington Post and on the Nitrate Online and SBS Documentary websites. He attended the Berlinale from 1982 to 2007 in various roles, and has co-programmed and written the Film/Neu program at the Washington, D.C. Goethe Institut for two decades. He has written catalogue program notes for the Kino! German film program at The Museum of Modern Art in New York and film festivals in Sydney, Washington, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and The Hamptons.
Richard Kuipers is a film critic for the international trade paper Variety and a curator and historian for the National Film and Sound Archive website australianscreenonline
. He has served as adviser for the Goethe-Institut’s Festival of German Films since 2005. He produced The Movie Show on national broadcaster SBS TV between 1992 and 2000 and has produced and directed documentaries including Stone Forever (1999), a look at one of Australia’s most famous cult films. Specialising in weird cinema, Richard programmed and presented Future Shocks (1999), Immortal Seduction: The Vampire Movie (2010) and Freak Me Out (2011, 2012 ) for the Sydney Film Festival and Grindhouse Horrors for the 2011 Revelation Perth International Film Festival.
Peter Krausz is Chair of the Australian Film Critics Association which is affiliated with FIPRESCI (The International Federation of Film Critics and Film Journalists). He inaugurated the 2007 FIPRESCI jury for the Adelaide Film Festival, and has served on many other juries at various film festivals as film critic and film festival advisor.
For 27 years he ran a weekly one hour film program on 3CR, Media Moves Cinema Scene, which no longer is broadcast. Now he runs a weekly two hour film program, Movie Metropolis, on 3NRG, 99.3FM (streamed live on
) He is also a film journalist for various publications including Independent Education, Metro, the http://www.afca.org.au
website, occasionally on the ABC, and contributed to the book: 100 Greatest Films of Australian Cinema. He has been an advisor to the Goethe Institute for the annual Australian Festival of German Films since its inception 12 years ago, and attended the Munich Film Festival in 2007 and 2011.