Ronin films is a Canberra business that has functioned nationally for 42 years as a specialist film distributor, focussing on the promotion of independent Australian films including features such as STRICTLY BALLROOM, SHINE and ROAD TO NHILL. Today Ronin manages a curated collection of about 600 Australian documentaries. The company has also managed cinemas in various east-coast cities, and especially Electric Shadows in Canberra, from its formation in 1979 to its closure in 2006. Ronin’s key staff will be an essential part of the CIFF management team:
Business Manager: Craig McConnell
Craig managed accounts and film freight (inward and outward) for CIFF in 2015 and 2016. For Ronin Films he has served for 15 years as Business Manager responsible for the company’s accounts, invoices and business systems, as well as fulfilling sales orders and preparing financial reports for the large number of filmmakers that the company represents.
Operations Manager: Sue Faulkner
Sue has worked at Ronin for 33 years and is pivotal to the company’s success as a cinema operator and distributor. An experienced graphic artist, Sue is also responsible for the company’s advertising and promotional materials and has personally designed ad campaigns and schedules for many Australian feature films including STRICTLY BALLROOM and SHINE. She also manages the Ronin website, email newsletters and social media. She worked as Operations Manager for CIFF in 2015.