Will DiGravio is a Brooklyn-based critic, researcher, video essayist, and podcaster.
Much of my current work is centered on the history and theory of videographic film and media criticism or "video essays." I have spoken about the form and curated work at film festivals, academic conferences, and universities throughout the United States and Europe.
Since 2019, I have hosted and produced The Video Essay Podcast, a show featuring interviews with critics, filmmakers, scholars, and other leading practitioners of the form. I created On Your Screen, a podcast on digital film culture, in 2021. I also write a biweekly Substack newsletter, Notes on Videographic Criticism. My own video essays have screened at various film festivals and academic conferences, including most recently at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. My curatorial work includes the Black Lives Matter Video Essay Playlist (co-curated with Kevin B. Lee and Cydnii Wilde Harris), which was named the best video essay project of 2020 by the editors of Sight & Sound.
Since 2018, I have been a contributor at Film School Rejects, where I currently write weekly columns and regularly review films. In 2022, I participated in Berlinale Talents as a member of the Talent Press. I am an associate editor for Screenworks, the peer-reviewed journal of film and media practice research. I hold an M.Phil. from the Centre for Film & Screen at the University of Cambridge, where I studied as a Keasbey Scholar, and a B.A. in Film & Media Culture from Middlebury College.
I previously worked at Media Matters for America, where I researched right-wing media and online disinformation. As of December 2021, I work full-time for journalist and historian Garrett M. Graff, assisting with the research for his next book and a mix of audio and video projects.