Julia Hammett-Jamart

Julia Hammett-Jamart is a filmmaker and media studies scholar. She forged her career in the Australian film industry, working firstly in film and television production, where she directed and produced projects for national broadcast, before expanding her professional engagement to include screen policy and education.

Julia Hammett-Jamart
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Julia Hammett

19 December 1969
Other namesDr Julia Hammett-Jamart PhD
OccupationFilmmaker, academic
Known forProduction of award-winning documentary and short-form drama. Ground-breaking research into film policy implementation on international co-productions.
Notable work
The Sound of Therapy (SBS-TV 1991), Surrender (AFTRS 1995)


Her first documentary, The Sound of Therapy focused on the use of music therapy with developmentally delayed children. It was screened nationally by the Australian public broadcaster, Special Broadcasting Service, received extensive media attention[1][2][3][4][5] and earned her a place at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School.[6] She subsequently made numerous short films,[7] including 'Surrender',[8] which achieved theatrical release and positive critical attention within Australia and at international film festivals.[9]

From 2004 to 2008, Julia held senior policy positions within the Australian government's film funding agencies (Policy Officer, Manager Governance and Strategic Planning). She was a member of the Transition Team responsible for overseeing the merger of the Film Finance Corporation Australia, the Australian Film Commission and Film Australia into the current single agency, Screen Australia.[10]

Since obtaining her PhD in Media and Communications,[11] she has published numerous articles on screen policy and presented papers at various international conferences and institutions,[12][13][14] including the US Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) and the European Network for Cinema and Media Studies (NECS). She has delivered guest lectures at Kings College London[15] and the British Institute in Paris, and has held visiting fellowships at the Université Paris III (UFR Arts et Medias) and the University of London. Dr Hammett-Jamart is known in particular for her research into policy implementation on international co-productions.[16][17][18][19][20]

In 2009 she relocated to France, where she continues to produce and direct documentaries and has co-founded the Coproduction Research Network.


  1. ^ Mason, David (26 May 1991). "Film Rookie in a Hurry". The Sunday Telegraph.
  2. ^ Stewart, Alison (6 May 1991). "Guide Preview: Through Australian Eyes". The Sydney Morning Herald.
  3. ^ "Universal Language". Northern Herald. 9 May 1991.
  4. ^ "Through Australian Eyes". TV Week. 11 May 1991.
  5. ^ "Program Review: Through Australian Eyes". Brisbane Courier. 11 May 1991.
  6. ^ "Graduate Profile". AFTRS. Australian Film Television and Radio School. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  7. ^ "The Screen Guide". Screen Australia. Australian Government. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  8. ^ Bailey, Julie Francis; Hammett-Jamart, Julia (1994). Surrender. South Melbourne: AFI Distribution. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  9. ^ Tubb, Rochelle (23 April 1995). "Film Graduates Under Spotlight". Sun Herald.
  10. ^ Brean, Samuel (25 October 2013). "Film and TV Policies in English-speaking Countries". In Media: The French Journal of Media Studies (5).
  11. ^ "University of Wollongong Graduates: July 22, 23 and 24, 2015". The Illawarra Mercury. 25 July 2015. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  12. ^ Hammett-Jamart, Julia (2014). "Trade in National Cinema: Australian Film Policy Implementation on French-Australia co-productions 1986–2006". University of Wollongong Thesis Collection 1954-2016. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  13. ^ Hammett-Jamart, Julia (1 May 2004). "Regulating Diversity: Cultural Diversity, National Film Policy and the International Coproduction of Films". Media International Incorporating Culture and Policy. 111 (111): 46–62. doi:10.1177/1329878X0411100107.
  14. ^ Hammett-Jamart, Julia (March 2004). "Context for International Co-production". Metro Magazine (140). Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  15. ^ Kings College London (June 2002). Menzies Centre for Australian Studies Annual Report 2001-2002 (PDF). University of London.
  16. ^ Goldsmith, Ben; Spurgeon, Christina (1 May 2004). "Introduction: Culture, Trade, Services". Media International Incorporating Culture and Policy. 111 (111): 46–62. doi:10.1177/1329878X0411100107.
  17. ^ Yue, Audrey (2014). Sinophone Cinemas. UK: Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 185–202. ISBN 978-1-349-45687-1.
  18. ^ Khoo, Olivia; Smaill, Belinda; Yue, Audrey (2013). Transnational Australian Cinema: Ethics in the Asian Diasporas. Plymouth UK: Lexington Books. p. 188. ISBN 9780739173244. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  19. ^ Baltruschat, Doris (2010). Global Media Ecologies: Networked Production in Film and Television. New York: Routledge. ISBN 9781136966170. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  20. ^ Baltruschat, Doris; Erickson, Mary P (2015). Independent Filmmaking Around the Globe. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. ISBN 9781442626836. Retrieved 7 June 2017.

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