Dr Ruari Elkington

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Lecturer in Creative Industries, QUT

Doctor of Philosophy (Queensland University of Technology), PhD (Queensland University of Technology), BA (Hons) (Queensland University of Technology)

Ruari Elkington’s industry experience has centred on the acquisition, marketing and distribution of documentary, feature film and innovative digital content to Australian audiences. He continues to consult in several areas of distribution including education, theatrical and online. Ruari is a longstanding contributor to industry news site Screenhub alongside his academic publishing. In 2015 Ruari founded Altruistix, a social enterprise focussed on fundraising and audience building in the arts and culture sector.

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  Industry service & festival recognition

2015     2015     2015     2015     2014     2014     2013     2013     2013     2013     2013     2013 & 2014     2011 & 2012
Campfire Film Foundation Board member   Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival (BAPFF) International talent introductions, film introductions, Q&A moderations   Devise It Yourself (DIY) Arts Festival Inaugural film program curator   Development stage contributor to Youth and Education Program development Documentary Australia Foundation (DAF)   Best Film Judge Byron Bay International Film Festival   Judging Panel West End Film Festival (WEFF)   Emerging International Distributor Selection Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale) Talent Campus 2013   Independent Voter 7th Asia Pacific Screen Awards – Documentary Category   Best Documentary Judge IP Awareness Foundation (IPAF) Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) Awards   Judging Panel Antenna International Documentary Film Festival   Feature Documentary Judging Panel Brisbane International Film Festival   Jury Member – International Short Film Award Human Rights Arts & Film Festival (HRAFF)   Industry Judge Queensland New Filmmakers Awards

  Industry background 

2014 – Present     2014 – 2016     2009 – 2014     2014     2012 – 2013     2012 – 2013     2012     2011 – 2012     2009 – 2010     2009     2005
Consultant Film Platform  – education focussed VOD documentary distributor   Acquisitions Consultant Reel Feed Content Syndication network & Ippy.tv   Acquisitions Manager Antidote Films –all rights film and documentary distributor   Consultant Reel Connections Documentary  Screening Series at BEMAC   Founder & Curator “Antidote Films Presents” screening series at the Brisbane Powerhouse Theatre   Acquisitions officer Beamafilm – independent online streaming site   Programmer and Acquisitions Straddie Stardust Community Cinema   Administration Cinema Ventures   Distribution Assistant Virgo Productions   Creator & Facilitator Woodford Folk Festival “KidCamera Project”   Operations Coordinator Brisbane International Film Festival