Investigating film festivals in the regions

School of Education and the Arts
Dr Liz Ellison
Professor Craig Batty and Dr Tess Van Hemert (QUT)


This project investigates film festivals' role in developing and nurturing local culture. Initially focusing on Queensland to develop nationally, this project offers an opportunity for a student interested in screen studies, film festivals, cultural tourism, and/or regional arts. This project would suit a researcher interested in primarily qualitative research methods, focusing on case studies. This project would likely require travel to regional Australian locations. This project is affiliated with ongoing work in this area by Dr Liz Ellison and Dr Tess Van Hemert (QUT). A student working on this project would also be aligned with the Creative Arts Research Training Academy (CARTA).

Studies in Creative Arts and Writing| Language, Communication and Culture
Film festivals, Regional arts, Screen studies
January 2020 - ongoing
Online| By Negotiation


This project is associated with the International Engaged Research Scholarship, which offers a 20% reduction in tuition fees for eligible international students.

Other special notes

Funding is also provided by CQUniversity to support research higher degree student project costs, and to support national and international conference presentations. This includes:

For masters by research candidates:

  • up to $4,000 in Candidate Support Funds
  • up to $3,000 for Candidate Travel Support

For doctoral candidates:

  • up to $6,000 in Candidate Support Funds
  • up to $4,500 for Conference Travel Support

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