ROONEY ELMI

est. 1994 

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email: rooneyelmi[at]gmail.com

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Rooney Elmi is a writer and programmer who specializes in film and pop cultural criticism. Her essays and interviews have been published in Film Commenti-D, DAZED, Real Life Magazine, FADER, Hyperallergic, among many others. She’s also the recipient of the 2017 New York Film Festival Critics Academy co-hosted by Film Society of Lincoln Center and indieWIRE. 

Interests in internationalism, cyber culture, and anti-capitalism lead to her brainchild, SVLLY(wood), a annual print and digital movie magazine, geared toward curating a radical cinephilia. The self-published editorial has been read and housed around the world and remains one of the extremely rare, feminist print film publications in circulation.


Additionally, she has held the title of director of development of Ohio Film Group, a state-of-the-art post production studio, handling film acquisitions and marketing. As well as interning with prolific film studio, IM Global during the 2016 Berlin Film Festival/ European Film Market circuit.



HOMETOWN: TORONTO, CANADA
CURRENT BASE: COLUMBUS, OHIO