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Film students in the running for ATOM award

Monday, 22 August 2011


Two short films and a documentary, produced by students from Edith Cowan University’s (ECU’s) WA Screen Academy, have been nominated for this year’s ATOM Awards.

The Australian Teachers of Media established the awards in 1982 to promote media education and screen literacy.

The ATOMs are the only national awards in which the works of the tertiary programs from across the country are judged alongside each other.

The nominated films from the WA Screen Academy include:

  • Best Tertiary Documentary
    Australian Stars: written by Ali Roberts, directed by Geoff Kelso, and produced by Suzanne Barton. This documentary explores the lack of Indigenous representation in Australian Television.
  • Best Tertiary Short Fiction
    Stripped: written by Andrew Hale, directed by Geoff Kelso and Kelton Pell, and produced by Ali Roberts. The film is about a woman who finds the strength to stand up and claim what is rightfully hers. Stripped was made in conjunction with WAAPA’s Aboriginal Theatre Program.

    The Family Tree
    : written by Freya Brueschke, directed by Geoff Kelso, and produced by Tase Jaycobs Stefkov. Family Tree is about a girl who has serious trouble in introducing her new boyfriend to her family.

For the second consecutive year, WA Screen Academy Director John Rapsey has been nominated for the prestigious ATOM Teacher of the Year Award.

Mr Rapsey welcomed the ATOM nominations.

“This is a terrific affirmation for the students, staff and industry mentors of the Screen Academy. It consolidates our reputation as one of the leading screen production training programs in Australia,” Mr Rapsey said.

The 2011 ATOM Awards night will be held on Friday, 21 October 2011 in Melbourne.


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