Catherine Portuges is Director of the Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies, Professor of Comparative Literature, and Curator of the Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is the author of Screen Memories: The Hungarian Cinema of Marta Meszaros. Peter Hames is Visiting Professor in Film Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Creative Technology at Staffordshire University and a program adviser to the London Film Festival. He is the author of Czech and Slovak Cinema: Theme and Tradition and The Czechoslovak New Wave and editor of The Cinema of Central Europe and The Cinema of Jan Svankmajer: Dark Alchemy.
Catherine Portuges and Peter Hames, 'Introduction: Cinemas in Transition: East-Central Europe after 1989'; Dina Iordanova, 'Bulgarian Cinema: Optimism in Moderation'; Peter Hames, 'The Czech and Slovak Republics: The Velvet Revolution and After'; Barton Byg, 'Is There Still an East German Cinema?; Catherine Portuges, 'Memory and Re-invention in Post-socialist Hungarian Cinema'; Ewa Mazierska, 'Searching for Survival and Meaning: Polish Film Industry and Art after 1989'; Bogdan Stefanescu and Alexandra Foamente, 'Narratives of the Emerging Self Romania's First Years of Post-Totalitarian Cinema'; Bohdan Y. Nebesio, 'The First Five Years with no Plan: Building National Cinema in Ukraine, 1992-1997'; Andrew Horton, 'Cinema Haunts My Memory: Filmmaking in the Former Yugoslavia'