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Dr Ruari Elkington

Creative Industries Faculty,
School of Creative Practice,
Film, Screen & Animation

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Name
Dr Ruari Elkington
Position(s)
Associate Lecturer
Creative Industries Faculty,
School of Creative Practice,
Film, Screen & Animation
Discipline *
Film, Television and Digital Media
Phone
+61 7 3138 5603
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
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Qualifications

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

Professional memberships
and associations

Dr Ruari Elkington is an Associate Lecturer within the school of Creative Practice at QUT. He completed his undergraduate degree in Film & TV with First Class Honours at QUT and received his PhD (The Education Market for Documentary Film: Digital Shifts in an Age of Content Abundance) through the ARC Centre of Excellence in Creative Industries and Innovation. He is strongly grounded in the industry context of film distribution with a focus on documentary content. Other research areas include digital screen content and cineliteracy.

 

 

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

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.

This information has been contributed by Dr Ruari Elkington.

Teaching

February 2016 -
June 2016
Unit Coordinator & Lecturer
Queensland University of Technology, Film Screen and Animation
TV and Film Text Analysis

February 2016 -
June 2016
Tutor and Sessional Lecturer
Queensland University of Technology, Film Screen and Animation
Contemporary Issues in the Screen Industry
Unit Coordinator: Michael Dezuanni

February 2016 -
June 2016
Tutor
Queensland University of Technology, Film Screen and Animation
Introduction to Film, TV and New Media Production
Unit Coordinator: Jason Tolsher

February 2016 -
June 2016
Tutor
Queensland University of Technology, Film Screen and Animation
Introduction to Scriptwriting
Unit Coordinator: Phoebe Hart

September 2015 -December 2015
Lecturer & Unit Coordinator
JMC Academy, Entertainment Industries
Film & Television Production Management

June 2015 -
September 2015
Lecturer & Unit Coordinator
JMC Academy, Film and Television
Popular Culture

June 2015 -
September 2015
Lecturer & Unit Coordinator
JMC Academy, Film and Television
Screen & Genres

June 2015 -
September 2015
Lecturer & Unit Coordinator
JMC Academy, Film and Television
International Cinema

February 2015 -
June 2015
Tutor
Queensland University of Technology, Film Screen and Animation
Introduction to Film, TV and New Media Production
Unit Coordinator: Jason Tolsher

February 2015 -
June 2015
Tutor
Queensland University of Technology, Film Screen and Animation
Contemporary Issues in the Screen Industries
Unit Coordinator: Dr Peter Schembri

January 2015
Tutor and Sessional Lecturer
Queensland University of Technology, Film Screen and Animation
Contemporary Approaches to Documentary
Unit Coordinator: Sean Maher

July 2014 – November 2014
Tutor and Sessional Lecturer
Griffith University, Queensland College of Art, Griffith Film School
Screen Distribution
Unit Coordinator: Sue Swinburne

July 2014 – October 2014
Tutor and Sessional Lecturer
Queensland University of Technology, Film Screen and Animation
Documentary Theory & Practice
Unit Coordinator: Dr Sean Maher

2013
Tutor
Queensland University of Technology, Film Screen and Animation
Film & TV Genres
Unit Coordinator: Dr Peter Schembri

2013
Tutor
Queensland University of Technology, Film Screen and Animation
Film & TV History
Unit Coordinator: Dr Peter Schembri

2013
Tutor and Sessional Lecturer
Queensland University of Technology, Film Screen and Animation
Documentary Theory & Practice
Unit Coordinator:  Dr Sean Maher

2013
Tutor
Queensland University of Technology, Film Screen and Animation
Documentary Theory & Practice
Unit Coordinator:  Dr Sean Maher

2011
Short Course Coordinator (Brisbane Office)
Australian Film Television & Radio School (AFTRS)
Manager: Alex Daw

This information has been contributed by Dr Ruari Elkington.

Experience

  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
This information has been contributed by Dr Ruari Elkington.

Publications