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The Film Dispatch

The Editorial Team 2023-24

Chief Editors


Ziqi Xu

Hello there, I am Ziqi, a Film Studies MSc student. I am passionate about exploring the mystical senses and non-verbal poetic expressions of film, such as how images evoke a non-visual emotion, memory, and imagination. In addition, I am very interested in publishing and curation, and I hope to devote myself to building a small ecology that can connect museums, exhibitions, films, and publications.


Russell Shen Siwen

A cinephile. And some names I would like to mention: Godard, Rivette, Pialat, Akerman, Resnais, Marker, Lynch.


Zoe Oreopoulos

Heyyy 🙂 I’m Zoe and I’m currently in the midst of my postgraduate degree in film studies. I was raised on Seinfeld, Tarantino and ‘The Princess Bride’ and spiraled into a film obsession from there. Today, I love films from diverse voices and feminist perspectives and above all, anything by Phoebe Waller-Bridge.


Camille Yang

Hello there, I’m Camille, currently pursuing a master’s degree in film studies. I’m passionate about the cross-cultural communication between film and society, as well as the expressive function of film on social issues.


Mathilda Chen

Mathilda. Film and modern art wild investigator, writer, casual participant in the film and art industry, sometimes an actress and playwright, traveller.

Features Editors


Hank Cao

Hi, I’m Hank, majoring in Film studies. My interests include film, philosophy, religions and classical studies. It is interesting to cross boundaries from topics in the movies to disciplines, isn’t it?


Harrison Manders

Hello there, I’m Harrison, doing a postgraduate degree in Film Studies. Having completed my undergrad in History, I love being able to connect my passion for history with my passion for film. Although always changing, my favourite film tends to always be between ‘The Shining’ and ‘Jaws’. If I’m not watching film, you’ll find me badly singing songs in my flat, or writing reviews on Letterboxd.


Esther Zhao

Hi there, I’m Esther, a Film Studies MSc student. For me, film is a way to connect with the diverse world. I’m really interested in feminist film. During my free time, I also love listening podcast and funk music.

Reviews Editors


Sebastian Gilling-Ulph

Hello there, I’m Sebastian, a Film Studies MSc student. I’m a film & TV buff fascinated with its history, Musicals, Animation and the elements that make up post production. I also enjoy reading speculative fiction in my spare time and doing some of mine own writing.


Aurora Fu

Hi, I’m Aurora, a Film Studies MSc student. I’m interested in Taiwanese films and particularly enjoy exploring and observing films in cultural and psychological aspects.


Murphy Ling

Hi, I’m Murphy, a MSc Film Studies student. I’m interested in films’ gender, cultural and social structure aspects. I also enjoy books and the theatre.

Short Pieces Editors


Jingyi Wang (Chloe)

Hi everybody. I’m Jingyi Wang, or you can call me Chloe. I’m a student majored in film studies in UoE. I am fond of Japanese animation and films. In my spare time, I would like to practice calligraphy and reading detective novels. Happy to see you guys!!!


Zhengwen Kou

Hi, there, I am Zhengwen. I major in Film Studies, and I am very happy to come Edinburgh. Nice to meet you!

Graphic Designers


Henry Guo

Hi there, I’m Henry, a Masters student at the University of Edinburgh. Engaging with video production, I’m also into movies and hanging out in my spare time.


Qiao Zhang

Hi there, I’m Qiao, a Film Studies MSc student. I can easily connect with some of the visual arts, which is why I am in this position. My favourite film is ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and I’m fascinated by the richness of the sets and settings. I’m really looking forward to the moments when I can discuss the film with you!

Social Media Managers


Shirley Lin

Hi there, I’m Shirley, a MSc Film Studies student who studies film.


Rita Xu

Hi there, I’m Rita, a MSc student majoring in Film Studies in the University of Edinburgh. My research interests mainly include feminist film theory and genre films. In my spare time, I also enjoy browsing social media and photographing. Lovely to meet all of you in this platform!

Website Manager

Sihao Pan


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