Catherine Grant

Catherine Grant is an independent scholar, film critic and filmmaker. She was Professor of Digital Media and Screen Studies at Birkbeck, the University of London, based in the School of Arts until August 2020 when she was appointed as Honorary Research Fellow in that School. As a researcher and critic, Grant mostly makes and reflects on audiovisual essays about screen and digital media studies. She is author of the Open Access scholarly website Film Studies For Free. In 2020, she was elected member of Academia Europaea’s Film, Media and Visual Studies section.


Days of Linda is a videographic tribute to Manz’s central authorial contributions to Days of Heaven (1978), as directed by Terrence Malick.

Persona Non Grata Sonata is a video essay (6’32”). Using sequences from Persona (1966) and Autumn Sonata (1978), the essay was made in 2018.


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