ATOM AWARDS Primary and secondary student winners have been announced!


Held at the Classic Cinema in Melbourne last night, as this year’s primary and secondary student winners were announced at the 2013 IPAF ATOM Awards Student Awards Evening.

The award presentation was hosted by Nat Geo Wild’s Ben Britton, immediately following was a screening of all the winning productions on the big screen.

The student winners of the 2013 IPAF ATOM Awards are:

Best Primary School Animation
Visiting Grandpa, Table Cape Primary School, Tas.

Best Primary School Film Production
On the Bright Side, Holy Family School, Qld

Best Middle School (7–10) Animation
Lucy and the Lightbulb, Frances Fitzgerald, Immanuel Lutheran College, Qld

Best Middle School (7–10) Film Production
Morpheus, Sam Zagame, Scotch College, Vic.

Best Senior Secondary Animation
Fan Girl, Lachlan Pendragon, Stretton State College, Qld

Best Senior Secondary Documentary
Point A, Charlie Thomas and Tim Warburton-Roberts, Glenunga International High School, SA

Best Senior Secondary Fiction
The Big Game, Alexei Ymer-Welsby, Northcote High School, Vic.

Best Senior Secondary Music Video
Sleepless, Cohen Dix and Harry Cassell, Guildford Grammar School, WA



The ATOM Awards have been held annually for over thirty years, and are dedicated to enriching the relationship between the education sector and the screen industry. This year, they received over 600 entries from Australian and New Zealand filmmakers. Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM), in conjunction with the Intellectual Property Awareness Foundation (IPAF), also announced the primary and secondary category winners of the inaugural My Story My Content short film competition at this event.

My Story My Content gives students the opportunity to make a 60-second short film or animation celebrating Australian screen creativity.



The 2013 My Story My Content winners are:

Primary School/student/s category
Why Do I Love Movies?, Jess Kammerman and Max Tooze, Warooka Primary School, SA

Secondary School/student/s category
Reality, Grace Griffith, Bright P–12 College, Vic.



For more information about the 2013 IPAF ATOM Awards, or to stream the winning films online, visit

For more information on My Story My Content, or to stream the winning short films online, visit

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