Australia

Andrew Pike OAM

Chair

Andrew Pike is a film distributor, historian and documentary filmmaker. His company, Ronin Films, began theatrical distribution in 1974, focusing on films from Asia Pacific and Europe including many Chinese Fifth Generation films in the 1980s, and Japanese classics. The company’s Australian releases include Baz Luhrmann’s BAFTA-winning Strictly Ballroom (1992) and Scott Hicks’ Academy Award®-winning Shine (1996).

His directorial debut was Angels of War (1983), a documentary about Papua New Guinea’s involvement in WWII that won an Australian Film Institute Award.

In 2007, Andrew Pike received an Order of Australia Medal and an honorary doctorate from the University of Canberra. For ten years until 2012, he served on various iterations of the Board of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia and since 2017 he has been Director of the Canberra International Film Festival.

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Australia

Glenys Rowe

Glenys Rowe is veteran film producer and marketer. Her first production was Richard Lowenstein’s 1986 musical Dogs in Space, which starred INXS frontman Michael Hutchence. It is widely hailed as a landmark Australian film and cult classic.

Other works include personal favourites like David Ceasar’s Idiot Box (1996) starring Ben Mendelsohn, which received six Australian Film Institute Award nominations in. In 1999, her film Feeling Sexy opened the Brisbane Film Festival, was invited to the Venice Film Festival, and was nominated for four Film Critics Circle of Australia award, winning for Davida Allen’s screenplay.

She currently has two films in productions including a Bristish period costume drama about artist William Blake and an Australian comedy written and directed by stand-up star Kitty Flanagan. As well as film production, Glenys runs the audio book publishing house Fine Poets specialising in the classics of Australian literature recorded by APSA Academy President Jack Thompson.

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Jonathan Dotan has a diverse and well-travelled background of 15 years of experience in the technology and entertainment industries. He just wrapped three seasons as co-producer of HBO’s Emmy and Golden Globe nominated series SILICON VALLEY. He served as CEO and co-founder of THREE STUDIOS, a joint venture with 3 Arts Entertainment to produce new media content, apps, and OTT platforms for over 40 million YouTube subscribers.

Previously, Jonathan previously led strategy for the holographic media pioneer, OTOY, across the company’s global operations. He guided OTOY’s transformation from a path breaking R&D organization into a leader in VR/AR cloud services. He also co-founded OTOY Studios to create a slate of content with next-generation storytellers.

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