Karen Krizanovich

Film Critic, UK

Karen Krizanovich is known in the film industry for her work on major studio feature films as a visual, image, factual and graphics content researcher. As a journalist, she has been published in Wired, The Times, The Telegraph, The Guardian and Financial Times among others. Broadcasts include BBC1 Breakfast, BBC Radio 4’s Front Row and Woman’s Hour. She is a contributor on Monocle Radio and previously in Radio Times. She was named Editor-At-Large for Civilian Global where she writes a sparkling wine column Effervesce Sense. Karen has appeared on over 75 different TV shows, including CNN and Newsnight, with live outside broadcasts from the Cannes Film Festival. Secretary of the London Film Critics’ Circle and a member of BAFTA, BIFA craft jury, BFDG and  FIPRESCI, she often reports from major film festivals Berlin, Cannes and Venice. Karen also conceived, researched and presented Whistledown Production/BBC Radio 4‘s groundbreaking original radio documentary entitled Svelte Sylvia and the Hollywood Trimsters. ‘Sylvia of Hollywood’ was Tinsel Town’s first and arguably greatest fitness and beauty expert who was wiped from history until this documentary – and the Wikipedia page built by Karen from years of original primary research – brought Sylvia of Hollywood back to life and as a subject for academic graduate studies.