Vikrant Kishore

, Associate Professor

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Dr Vikrant Kishore - Associate Professor - International Communications

Dr Kishore is an academic, filmmaker, journalist and a photographer. He has authored and edited books on Indian cinema, celebrity culture, and intangible cultural heritage. He has worked with media channels such as ABC, SBS, Channel 7 (Australia), and Zee News and Zee TV (India). he likes to integrate traditional cultural practices with new media technologies to archive, create digital exposition, collaborate on multi-media media exhibitions and festivals. Dr Kishore’s areas of research are Indian Cinema, Intangible Cultural Heritage, Reality Television programmes, and Caste issues. Dr Kishore has been actively working for the safeguard and preservation of the cultural heritage of East India; especially Chhau dance. He is an active member of International Dance Council (CID-UNESCO) and Association Nationale Cultures and Tradition (ANCT, France). He has organized international conferences, film festivals, and seminars on Indian cinema, and intangible cultural heritage. He has been a jury member in various film festivals, such as ATOM Awards (Australia), Real Film Festival (Newcastle), Melbourne Web Film Festival, and Doordarshan National Awards (India). He was a pre-jury member of The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (AACTA) Awards (2018).

Dr Kishore is a board member of the Australia India Film Council, a member of the Victorian Multicultural Commission’s Regional Advisory Council, an advisor to the Scanlon Research Institute, and a member of the Inclusion Working Group, Musuems Victoria. 

Dr Kishore is an Honorary Fellow of Deakin University, Australia.

Research Interests

Celebrity Culture, Reality Television, Creative Practices, Documentary Practice, Screen Production, Screen Performances, Asian Cinemas, Indian Cinema, Bollywood, Intangible Cultural Heritage, Film Festivals, Online Storytelling, Mobile Filmmaking, Folk and Cultural Traditions and Practices, Folklore and Folk Festivals, Caste and Race issues, Multimedia Curation, Archiving and Exhibitions.


Film Productionn, Video Editing, Cinematography, Media Practices, Communication and Technology, Media and Society, Researching Communications, Film Studies, Asian Cinemas, Indian Cinema/Bollywood

Collaboration Opportunities

I am open to collaborate on area such as:

Cinema Studies, Reality Television, Celebrity Culture

Documentary, Fiction Film and Web-Series/online media Production

Film Festival Curation

Intangible Cultural Heritage

Multi-media Exhibitions


External positions

Honorary Fellow - School of Communication and Creative Arts, Deakin University

1 Mar 2022 → …

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