Xavier Mendik

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

Xavier Charles Mendik[1] 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,[2] 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.[3] At Brunel University, he taught classes on "Buffy studies" and other cult media properties.[4][5]

Along with Ernest Mathijs, Mendik is the author of 100 Cult Films, a project of the British Film Institute.[6] The book attracted controversy for its selections.[7][8] With Mathijs, he also co-edited The Cult Film Reader.[9][10][11]

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