Glenn Dunks is a 29-year-old award-winning freelance film writer from Melbourne, Australia who currently resides in New York City whose work has spanned online, print, and radio. He has written his blog Stale Popcorn for over seven years, been the Film Editor for Onya Magazine for two years and wrote the weekly “An Australian in New York” column. He contributed to Intellect Books’ World Film Locations: Melbourne, and has written for Trespass Magazine, Junkee, Metro Magazine, The Big IssueThe Film Experience, Vanity Fair, Weekly Gravy, Forte Magazine, Concrete Playground, Overland Journal, SBS Film, and Encore Magazine. His writing has been featured in The Age and in 2013 was published on Indiewire’s Women and Hollywood blog. He has also been heard as the film critic for Saturday Magazine, The Outland Institute, and The Casting Couch on Melbourne community radio’s Joy 94.9. In 2013 and 2014 he was a judge for the ATOM IPAF awards and took on the role as a festival program researcher for the San Francisco International Film Festival. As a representative of the Australian Film Critics Association he participated as a FIPRESCI juror at the 56th San Francisco International Film Festival and the 25th Stockholm International Film Festival. He has also written and worked as an editor for the organisation. In 2013 he joined the prestigious GALECA (Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association) and OFCS (Online Film Critics Society). He also spends too much time on Twitter.


In February 2014 he won the Australian Film Critics Association’s prestigious “Ivan Hutchinson Award for Writing on Australian Cinema for ‘Launching The Rocket: Beyond the Typical Australian Film’, which was featured in Metro Magazine Issue no. 178 (available here).

This website is a hub for all his work as well as acting as a brighter, livelier home for his blogging on the arts, travel, literature, and anything else that he cares to discuss. For more informational please contact glenndunks@gmail.com.

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