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More than an ATOM above the rest

Friday, 07 September 2012


ECU’s film and video students have received four nominations at the national ATOM Awards, which showcase the best of screen content from both the education sector and industry professionals.  

Tamara Britza, from Success, received two nods for her short film Blindspot: Best Tertiary Short Film and Best Tertiary Experimental.

Recent graduate Lauren Cleary, from Ocean Reef, was nominated for Best Tertiary Animation for her short film Spike and Harold.

Tahlia Arakua, from Ellenbrook, received a nomination in the Best Tertiary Experimental category for her short film Taste.

All three films are uniquely different. Spike and Harold is an animated buddy movie about two rats. Blindspot is a meditation on the international slave trade. Yet all of this year’s nominees highlight the talent of ECU’s Film and Video students.

“This is a fantastic achievement not only for the three nominated students, but their cast and crews as well, and is a credit to the collaborative process we value in our course,” ECU Film and Video Coordinator Keith Smith said.

“Congratulations to Lauren, Tamara and Tahlia, and all the best at the upcoming awards.”

The winners will be announced at the ATOM Awards ceremony in November.

For more information and to view the full list on nominees visit the ATOM Awards website.


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