About Millennium Film Journal.
The Millennium Film Journal is a bi-annual publication dedicated to artists’ moving image and experimental media.
Currently edited by Grahame Weinbren, Rachel Stevens, Kim Knowles, Nicky Hamlyn, Jonathan Ellis, Nicholas Gamso and occasional guest editors, the Millennium Film Journal has been published more or less biannually since 1978.
The longest-running publication devoted to artists’ moving image, the MFJ consists of highly readable image-rich commentary about the most talented, innovative and influential contemporary artists working with analog and digital media. In an age of specialization, our unique focus has garnered a committed global following including art, film and visual culture enthusiasts. Our single commitment is to cinema as an art form.
Moving images now surface everywhere, from massive outdoor public projections to the intimacy of the mobile phone. They operate out of a plethora of technologies, from the materiality of the filmstrip to the ephemerality of the data-cloud. Since its inception, MFJ has documented the multiple transformations of the cinematic in the hands of artists. Our writers continue to document, analyze, historicize, track and describe artists’ work, from the earliest days of the pre-cinematic into the possibly non-objective future. The MFJ operates across multiple platforms, including a highly visible presence on social media and internationally distributed regular email newsletter bulletins.
The magazine features exclusive reviews of current works and substantial articles addressing broader issues, interviews with leading moving image practitioners, and original Artist Pages and Studio Visits commissioned for the publication. Texts are embedded in elegant, contemporary design, accompanied by numerous frame enlargements, production stills, and other images. Supplementary material on our website includes sample articles and reviews as well as video essays featuring writers and filmmakers with clips from the works in discussion. We frequently produce screenings and talks in partnership with New York’s Anthology Film Archives, Union Docs and other venues in the US and internationally.
The mission of the Millennium Film Journal is to provide in-depth, primary source information in multiple formats, about a field that is rapidly becoming a bellwether for the culture of the 21st century.
Millennium’s film criticism and scholarship also extends to a hub of production and exhibition activity through the Millennium Film Workshop. The Millennium Film Workshop was founded in 1967 by a group of filmmakers with a vision to expand accessibility to the tools, ideas, and networks of filmmaking beyond the confines of institutions and corporate studios. Millennium has put on countless educational workshops, artist-hosted screenings, served as a production hub kickstarting the careers of many prominent filmmakers such as Stan Brakhage, Todd Haynes, Yvonne Rainer, Carolee Schneeman, Michael Snow, Bruce Conner, Nick Zedd, Andy Warhol and Bruce Conner and has played a large role in dismantling the monetary and educational barriers separating the art and craft of filmmaking from the general public.