Dr Huw Walmsley-Evans

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Dr Huw Walmsley-Evans


Research areas

  • aesthetics
  • children's television
  • film criticism
  • film festivals
  • media history
  • media institutions
  • sociology of art


Dr Huw Walmsley-Evans is an emerging researcher in film, media, and cultural studies. His research has primarily focused on film criticism, both mapping its international contours over the period of flux since the mass uptake of the internet and the global financial crisis, and examining the history of its emergence in Australia over the 20th century.

At USC Huw works as a research assistant on the ACR DECRA project 'International Transformation in Children's Television 2013–2018', which allows him to extend and develop his interests in media institutions and ecologies.

In addition to his scholarly activities of teaching and researching, Huw has maintained a practice as a film critic and curator. He is the co-founder and co-director of the Queensland Film Festival, which is Queensland’s only international film festival dedicated solely to aesthetic excellence in cinema. He was also the essays editor of online film criticism magazine Screen Machine (2012–2014) and has discussed film on ABC Radio National’s The Final Cut and The Conversation.

He is the author of the forthcoming book Film Criticism as a Cultural Institution (Routledge), and his writing has appeared in prestigious journals Screening the Past, Senses of Cinema, the Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, and Studies in Australasian Cinema.

Huw is a member of the Arts Research in Creative Humanities research cluster at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

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Professional memberships

  • Screen Studies Association of Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand (SSAAANZ)
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