Andrew Pike, OAM (Ronin Films, Canberra)
Andrew Pike is a film distributor, film historian and documentary film-maker. With Ross Cooper, he co-authored Australian Film 1900-1977. His company, Ronin Films, released many Australian features including Strictly Ballroom and Shine, and today specialises in the distribution of Australian independent social documentaries. In 2007, he 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. As a documentary director, his films include Angels of War, The Chifleys of Busby Street, Emily in Japan, Message from Mungo (winner of a United Nations Association Media Award in 2014) and most recently Pumphead. In 2017 he was appointed Director of the Canberra International Film Festival.