Bérénice Reynaud is the author of Nouvelles Chines, nouveaux cinémas (Paris, 1999) and Hou Hsiao-hsien’s “A City of Sadness” (London, 2002). Her essays have been published in Sight & Sound, French Films: Texts and Contexts, Chinese Films in Focus (UK), Resolutions: Essays on Contemporary Video Practices, The Routledge Encyclopedia of Contemporary Chinese Culture, The New Urban Generation, DV-MADE CHINA: Digital Subjects and Social Transformations after Independent Film, Film Comment, Afterall (USA), CinemaScope (Canada), Senses of Cinema (Australia), Cahiers du cinéma, Le Monde diplomatique, Libération, Vingt ans de théories féministes sur le cinéma (France), Meteor, Springerin (Austria), Nosferatu (Spain), Storia del Cinema Mondiale (Italy) and The New Chinese Documentary Movement (Hong Kong), among others.
She has curated a number of film and video series for Artists Space, The Collective for Living Cinema, the Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of the Moving Image (New York); the UCLA Film and Television Archives and the China Onscreen Biennial (Los Angeles); The Festival d’Automne and the Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume (Paris); and the Kerala International Film Festival (India). She is a correspondent for the San Sebastian International Film Festival (Spain) and the Viennale (Austria), and worked with the Créteil International Women’s Film Festival (Paris, France) from 1985 to 2002. In 2003, she became Co-Curator of the series “Film at REDCAT” in the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts theater in Los Angeles. She has also been an advisor for the Pesaro International Film Festival (Italy), the Jerusalem Film Festival, Asian-Cine-Vision Film Festival (New York), the Asian Pacific Film Festival (Los Angeles), etc.
She has lectured on a variety of subjects from gender theory to Asian cinema to experimental film throughout the United States, France, Austria, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
She teaches film history, theory and criticism in the School of Critical Studies and the School of Film/Video at the California Institute of the Arts.