Editorial & Advisory Boards
Per is the chairman of the Film International organization.
Daniel is a freelance writer and long-standing contributor and guest editor of Film International and its Swedish-language predecessor, Filmhäftet. He has published many articles and reviews, appears irregularly on Swedish national radio, and does research for a doctoral thesis at Lund University, Sweden.
Review and Festival Report Editor
Jacob Mertens holds a BA in film studies from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and is currently seeking an MA in film studies at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Beyond his studies, he acts as a freelance writer and film critic, contributing to a number of publications including Bright Lights Film Journal, Film Matters, New Statesman, and The Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds. He is also a frequent and established contributor for Film International.
Book Review and Interview Editor
Matthew Sorrento teaches film and media studies at Rutgers University in Camden, NJ, USA. He is the author of The New American Crime Film (McFarland, 2012) and at work on a study of contemporary genre cinema. Sorrento sits on the advisory board of the Fairleigh Dickinson University Press Series in Law, Culture, and the Humanities and has served as editor of Identity Theory and Film Threat (where the LA Times [dis]honored him as one of the crankiest critics of 2007, at the expense of Disney’s Enchanted). He directs the Reel East Film Festival and lives in New Jersey with his wife and two children.
For over a decade, Baxter has provided her solicited opinion on films for the likes of Film Threat, ReelTime Blog, and Hammer to Nail. She is thrilled to continue her work with Film International. She also wrote and directed the award-winning short films, "Snow Day, Bloody Snow Day" and "Love & 145 Watts" and worked on two critically acclaimed music documentaries for King of Hearts Productions - "Tad: Busted Circuits & Ringing Ears" and "Mudhoney: I'm Now". She resides in Seattle, WA where she keeps and cares for two small humans.
As a group, we make use of our regular contributors' advice informally and encourage all our contributors to share their ideas and suggestions with us at all times. We also frequently invite guest editors, and are looking at ways to set up a formal Advisory Board.