Kim Knowles has been writing and teaching about experimental film for over 15 years, having gained a PhD from the University of Edinburgh in 2007 on the films of Man Ray (published as A Cinematic Artist: The Films of Man Ray, Peter Lang, 2012). She discovered the world of alternative film practice as a Masters student and never looked back. She currently works as a Lecturer in Film Studies at Aberystwyth University, Wales, and has programmed the Black Box experimental strand since 2009. Her writing has been published in a wide range of academic books and journals, and she has been a jury member for various international film festivals.