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Akkadia Ford

Film Consultant & Scholar (Gender Diversity & Inclusion)

Dr Akkadia Ford is a cinematic taxonomist, across interdisciplinary screen cultures. An empirically engaged lecturer and film consultant on issues of genders, sexualities and queer culture, Ford has worked for film production companies in a range of capacities, in broadcast television as a seasonal classifcation offcer and previously as a Festival Director (2009–2012). Areas of research are focused upon transgender representation in flms, transliteracy, queer film, film classification.

Biography

Dr Akkadia Ford is a cinematic taxonomist, across interdisciplinary screen cultures.
An empirically engaged lecturer and film consultant on issues of genders, sexualities and queer culture, Ford has worked for film production companies in a range of capacities, in broadcast television as a seasonal classifcation offcer and previously as a Festival Director (Queer Fruits Film Festival 2009–2012). Areas of research interest are focused upon transgender representation in films, transliteracy, queer film, film classifcation (ratings systems) in Australia,
UK and USA, gender disruption, film festivals, audiences and issues of spectatorship. Ford is published widely in a range of international journals and as a guest editor on special issues.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    RESEARCH INTERESTS
    Audiences and issues of spectatorship
    Diversity in cinema
    Empirical qualitative research
    Ethnography and autoethnography
    Film classification (ratings systems) in the UK, USA, Australia
    Genders, sexualities and cultures
    Indigenous and First Nations Two Spirit/Third Gender Cinema
    New Waves in Cinema (New Queer Cinema; Trans New Wave)
    Queer and transgender cinema and GLBTIQ representation in films and media
    Theories of decolonisation
    Transliteracy
    Transmasculine cinematic representations
    Queer and Trans Film festivals
    Queer, genderqueer and trans ethnographies

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE
    Consultant on classification (ratings) issues of transgender representation in screen content (across film, television and video).

    Film Consultant specialising in diversity onscreen; transgender, gender diverse, queer and GLBTIQ screen content.

    Programmer (film curator) and producer.

Personal Interests

    Film, Film Festivals, Queer Film Festivals, Transgender Film Festivals, Cultural Diversity,
    Social Justice, Intrinsic Cultural Values, Philosophies of Nature.

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Books

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 Featured Title - Trans New Wave Cinema - Ford - 1st Edition book cover