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ATOM success

Friday, 23 November 2012


  • Screen shot from nominated film Blindspot

    Screen shot from winning film Blindspot

Recent ECU graduate Tamara Britza is celebrating after winning two ATOM awards, the premier awards for up and coming film and video students.  

Tamara’s short film Blindspot was the film that brought home the prize, winning Best Tertiary Experimental and Best Tertiary Short Film. Blindspot was Tamara’s final film project as part of her Bachelor of Creative Industries.

Directed and produced by Tamara, Blindspot opens with an exhausted young girl running barefoot through the Australian outback, clutching only a few possessions. Lost and confused, she happens across a small isolated farmhouse, which is where the film starts.

Head of ECU’s School of Communications and Arts Professor Clive Barstow congratulated Tamara on her great success.

“ECU has an outstanding track record at the ATOM awards, taking home wins in the past three years.”

“On behalf of everyone here at the School of Communications and Arts I congratulate Tamara on this great achievement and wish her all the best in her career, which is off to an impressive start.”

Blindside was one of three films nomiated for this year's ATOM awards. The other films were Spike and Harold, nominated for Best Tertiary Animation and Taste, nominated for Best Tertiary Experimental.

Other great films from ECU’s Film and Video students can be seen at ECU’s School of Communications and Arts grad show, Transformers, which opens on Tuesday, 27 November and closes on Friday, 14 December.

Visit the School of Communications and Arts website to find out more about the show. A full list of nominees can be viewed on the ATOM website.

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