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Angie Black - Filmmaker and Director bio

Angie Black is a multiple award-winning Australian filmmaker and director. She founded Black Eye Films in 1999 as an independent, Melbourne based, production company that supports the promotion and visibility of women and gender diverse people on and behind the screen. Her debut feature film, The Five Provocations (2018) premiered at The Melbourne Queer Film Festival, was likened to “a Luis Buñuel or David Lynch film” at the Adelaide Film Festival, was selected to screen in the best independent feature film category in the 2018 AACTA Film Festival, and was a finalist film in the Best Film Under $500K category at the Ozflix Independent Film Awards.

Black has directed more than ten short films which have screened at festivals around the globe, including Locarno and Melbourne International Film Festivals. Notable films, include  disnature (2012), finalist experimental film at the ATOM Awards and Birthday Girl (2008) winner audience award WOW International Film Festival and selected for Dark Whispers Vol. 1 (2019) Australian Women's Horror Anthology. She is a recipient of the ‘Film Victoria’s Independent Filmmaker Fund’ for which she directed the award-winning short film Bowl Me Over (2001) winner best comedy St Kilda Film Festival and distributed by Palace Films.

Black has directed television commercials locally and abroad and has been the recipient of two Film Victoria directors’ attachments.

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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