Angie Black founded Black Eye Films in 1999 as an independent, Melbourne based, production company that supports the promotion and visibility of women on and behind the screen. The Five Provocations (2018) is the first feature film to be produced through the company that adheres to these principals. The Five Provocations premiered at The Melbourne Queer Film Festival and has since been selected to screen at The Australian Academy Cinema Television Arts (AACTA) Film Festival, amongst others and was a finalist film in the Best Film Under $500K category at the Ozflix Independent Film Awards.
Black is a multiple-award winning filmmaker and director. She has directed more than ten short films, most of which have screened at festivals around the globe, including Locarno and Melbourne International Film Festivals.
Black has directed television commercials locally and abroad, and is a recipient of Film Victoria’s Independent Filmmaker Fund in which she directed the award winning short film Bowl Me Over (2001).
She has been the recipient of two Film Victoria directors’ attachments and her short film Birthday Girl (2008) won the on-line audience choice award at the WOW film festival. Angie’s film Disnature (2012) was produced for the art project Nature in the Dark and was a finalist in the Best Experimental category at the IPAF 2013 ATOM Awards.
Black is a Senior Lecturer in Narrative Film at The Victorian College of the Arts (VCA, University of Melbourne) and specialises in filmmaking as practice-based research. She is a graduate of the Swinburne Film School (VCA, University of Melbourne), has a MA in screenwriting and a PhD on performance approaches in film production.
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