Tess Van Hemert

2020 Judge


Lecturer – Media and Entertainment
Queensland University of Technology



Short bio

Tess is a Lecturer in Media and Entertainment Industries at Queensland University of Technology. Tess completed a PhD in film festivals and emerging women’s cinema, which included conducting research at the Toronto International Film Festival and the International Film Festival Rotterdam.

She has previously worked as a judge on the programming panel for the Brisbane International Film Festival. Tess has taught at universities in New Zealand and Australia, and her work has appeared in Studies in Australasian Cinema, New Review of Film and Television Studies, and Cultural Studies Review.