About Austin Burbridge

Now (twenty-first century)

Austin Burbridge is Executive Editor of Cinema Minima, a publication for movie makers which he co-founded in 1997. He instituted its “Sustainable Cinema” educational initiative. He organized its “Far From Hollywood” program, a series of mixers for filmmakers, in Paris and in Mumbai.

Then (twentieth century)

Prior to his work in journalism he enjoyed careers in technology, as a software developer, and in business, as an entrepreneur.


He learned community-centered filmmaking and direct cinema technique from James Blue at Rice Media Center. He studied Art History at the University of Chicago. As an undergraduate at Brown, he concentrated in the Semiotics of Cinema, and Art.

Hobbies and enthusiasms

He likes print, ephemera, and works on paper. He collects stamps. He likes to watch chukkers at Will Rogers Polo Club. He lives in Southern California.