Xavier Mendik

Xavier Mendik
Born1969 (age 48–49)
Birmingham, England, UK
OccupationDocumentary filmmaker, professor, author, festival director
Known forCult film studies

Xavier Mendik is an English documentary filmmaker, author, and festival director. He is an Associate Professor in Film and Director of Graduate Studies in the School of Media at Birmingham City University,[1] and formerly at the University of Brighton. He also runs the Cult Film Archive and is the Director of Cine-Excess International Film Festival.


Mendik teaches at Birmingham City University. He runs Cine-Excess and maintains the Cult Film Archive, a large repository of cult films.[2] At Brunel University, he taught classes on "Buffy studies" and other cult media properties.[3][4]

Along with Ernest Mathijs, Mendik is the author of 100 Cult Films, a project of the British Film Institute.[5] The book attracted controversy for its selections.[6][7] With Mathijs, he also co-edited The Cult Film Reader.[8][9][10]

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