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Professor Xavier Mendik

Institutional Lead for the BCU Film Futures/BFI Partnership | Director of BCU Film Futures | Professor of Cult Cinema Studies

School of Games, Film and Animation
0121 331 6753

Xavier Mendik is a Professor of Cult Cinema Studies at Birmingham City University, where he also runs the annual Cine-Excess International Film Festival ( He is the author, editor and co-editor of nine volumes on cult cinema traditions, including Bodies of Desire and Bodies in Distress: The Golden Age of Italian Cult Cinema (2015), Peep Shows: Cult Film and the Cine-Erotic (2012) and The Cult Film Reader (2008). Xavier has also completed twelve documentaries on cult cinema including Tax Shelter Terrors: The Real Story of Canadian Cult Film (2017) and That’s La Morte: Italian Cult Cinema and the Years of Lead (2018).

Areas of Expertise
Postgraduate Supervision
Work With Industry
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