Skip to main content

Subscribe to the free Widescreen Newsletter! Join the community of film lovers, and get Widescreen straight to your inbox monthly during the year and daily at festival time so you never miss a thing. Exclusive MIFF news, first for key festival announcements with high quality giveaways and promotions throughout the year. Subscribe now!

Philippa Hawker

Philippa Hawker has been writing on film and the arts for The Age since 1997. She is a former editor of the now defunct Australian film journal Cinema Papers.


Twitter handle: @philippics

City I call home: Melbourne

Area of cinema I am most passionate about: I can’t reduce this to a single category.

A film that changed me: Chris Marker’s La Jetée, because I saw it in the first year of high school and it made me realise that cinema can do anything.

MIFF film I’m most looking forward to: I'm keen to see as many films as I can in psychedelic strand, because a curated program is one of the most interesting thing a festival has to offer.

I’m looking forward to Critics Campus because: l met some terrific and inspiring writers at last year's event.

Cinema excites me because: there’s always something to discover in every viewing experience.