Jane Freebury – film critic/journalist


During 2017, I was the editor of Asian Currents, ebulletin of the Asian Studies Association of Australia.

I have been writing regularly in the public domain since 1987.

Australian Society, a national affairs monthly, first commissioned me to write a regular column on Australian cinema. I had recently returned from the United Kingdom with postgraduate qualifications (Master of Arts and Postgraduate Diploma) in film studies. Between 1987 and 1993, I reviewed the latest theatrical releases for the magazine in the context of developments in the local film industry.

While resident in Indonesia during 1994-96, I was a feature writer for the Jakarta Post. My contributions included interviews with local filmmakers, reviews of films, extended year-in-review pieces, reports on visits to film sets and articles about film festivals.

On returning to Australia in 1997, I began contributing to the Canberra Times as a film journalist, writing interviews and features. I became a regular critic in 2000, writing film reviews each week.

Other publications including Metro, Metro Education, Cinema Papers, Filmnews and Black & White magazine have also commissioned my work.

My book, Dancing to His Song: the Singular Cinema of Rolf de Heer, is now published by Currency Press/Currency House.

This website carries samples from my writing portfolio.

All are copyright.

Note: Reviews of films (prior to May 2015) and all other film articles were published in print media at the time of theatrical release.

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