Steinar Ellingsen is a senior lecturer in Journalism, and Communication and Media. He a co-founder and former Director of Melbourne WebFest (MWF), Australia’s international web series festival. At the time it was announced in 2012, MWF was the fourth festival of its kind in the world, and it remains the biggest celebration of web series in the Southern Hemisphere. Steinar is the creator of the award-winning documentary web series The Inland Sea: An Australian Odyssey, which was part of his practice-led PhD. He is also the creator and Executive Producer of the award-winning student-led documentary web series Magnify Melbourne. The series was conceived as a vehicle for teaching digital screen production to journalism students at La Trobe University, where he served as Head of Department of Communication and Media in 2016/2017 and led a revision of the curriculum across the undergraduate degree and its majors. Steinar is a former journalist and photographer.