Editorial: On Making the Work of Women Editors Visible


  • Adelheid Heftberger German Federal Archive / Film Collection
  • Ana Grgic Monash University Malaysia




Film editing, female editors, feminist film studies, film production processes, creative practice, authorship, collaboration, cultural invisibility, Central and East European cinema.


Cover Image

The editorial article to the themed issue 7 Women Cutting Movies: Editors from East and Central Europe.

Cover image from Jane Austen's Manuscript The Watsons (https://janeausten.ac.uk), cited in the article of Szilvia Ruszev Rhythmic Trajectories - Visualizing Cinematic Rhythm in Film Sequences.

Author Biographies

Adelheid Heftberger, German Federal Archive / Film Collection

Dr. Adelheid Heftberger is a slavicist and film scholar, and currently holds the position of head of film access in the German Federal Archive (Berlin). Previously she held positions at the Brandenburg Center for Media Studies (Potsdam) and the Austrian Film Museum (Vienna) as researcher, curator and archivist. Her main areas of expertise include Digital Humanities, Film Cultural Heritage and Russian/Soviet Film. She is the author of the book Digital Humanities and Film Studies. Visualising Dziga Vertov's Work (2019) and has published on Russian cinema, archival collections and visualization of filmic structures.

Ana Grgic, Monash University Malaysia

Dr. Ana Grgic is currently a Lecturer in Screen Studies at Monash University Malaysia. Her forthcoming monograph with Amsterdam University Press focuses on the relationship between early cinema in the Balkans, archives and cultural memory. She is co-editor of the first special issue on Albanian cinema (available at KinoKultura, 2016), and is currently working on an edited collection with Dr Lydia Papadimitriou entitled Contemporary Balkan Cinema:Transnational Exchanges and Global Circuits (forthcoming with Edinburgh University Press). Her scholarly contributions have appeared in The Film Festival Yearbook 5: Archival Film Festivals (2013), Frames Cinema Journal (2013), Divan Film Festival Symposium Papers (2014, 2015), Cinemas of Paris (2015), Studies in Eastern European Cinema (2016), Short Film Studies (2017), Film Quarterly (2018), and Images (2018).




How to Cite

Heftberger, Adelheid, and Ana Grgic. 2019. “Editorial: On Making the Work of Women Editors Visible”. Apparatus. Film, Media and Digital Cultures of Central and Eastern Europe, no. 7 (February). https://doi.org/10.17892/app.2019.0002.154.

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