Julia Knight

Professor of Moving Image


University of Sunderland

Moving image distribution, promotion, exhibition and archiving , Online/digital distribution , Experimental film and video art , Women directors and the New German Cinema

Professor Julia Knight is a professor of Moving Image at the University of Sunderland. She is also the Director of the Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies (CRMCS) within the university's Creative and Cultural Practices Research Beacon. Before entering academia, she worked in the UK independent film and video sector, and her most recent research and publications have addressed the role of distribution and promotion in that sector. This research was funded by the AHRC and resulted in her co-authored (with Peter Thomas) book, Reaching Audiences: Distribution and Promotion of Alternative Moving Image (2011) and the online Film & Video Distribution Database, together with a series of journal articles, book chapters and conference papers.

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  1. Knight, Julia (2016) Distributing British Cinema. In: The Routledge Companion to British Cinema History. Routledge, London and New York, pp. 387-396. ISBN 978-0-415-70619-3 (hbk); 978-1-315-39218-9 (ebk)
  2. Knight, Julia (2012) Archiving, Distribution, and Experimental Moving Image Histories. The Moving Image, 12 (1). pp. 65-86. ISSN 1532-3978
  3. Knight, Julia (2016) High Hopes for Video: The UK Independent Film and Video Sector's Engagement with the Videocassette. Post Script, 35 (3). ISSN 0277-9897
  4. Knight, Julia (2012) How Visible will our History Be? In: Beyond the Digital/Cultural Divide: Invisibility and New Media (CATaC), 18-20 Jun 2012, Aarhus, Denmark.
  5. Knight, Julia (2015) Feminism and Film Distribution: An Analysis of Cinenova's Management Committee Meeting Minutes, 1991–97. Film Studies, 13 (1). pp. 40-57. ISSN 1469-0314
  6. Knight, Julia and Thomas, Peter (2011) Film & Video Distribution Database (FVDD). University of Sunderland.
  7. Knight, Julia (2014) Developing Strategies for Future Sustainability: the case of the Film & Video Distribution Database. In: Digital Echoes 2014, 8 Jan 2014, Coventry University. (Unpublished)
  8. Knight, Julia (2014) The Impact of Feminism on the Running of Women's Moving Image Organisations in the UK during the 1980s and 1990s. In: Gender in Focus: (New) Trends in Media, 20-21 Jun 2013, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal. (Unpublished)
  9. Knight, Julia (2012) From analogue to digital distribution: A shifting landscape. Moving Image Review & Art Journal (MIRAJ), 1 (2). pp. 215-218. ISSN 2045-6298
  10. Knight, Julia (2015) Cinema of Women: The Work of a Feminist Distribution Company. In: Doing Women's Film History: Reframing Cinemas, Past and Present. University of Illinois Press, Illinois. (In Press)