Since 1982, the ATOM Awards have been celebrating the best of Australian and New Zealand screen content from the education sector and screen industry professionals.
They are the second-longest-running film and media awards in Australia, behind the AFI/AACTA Awards.
This year’s ATOM Awards promise to be especially exciting, as we are delighted to welcome our new naming sponsor – SAE. With fifty-four campuses in twenty-eight countries, SAE has been setting the global benchmark for creative media education since 1976. We look forward to an enjoyable and rewarding partnership with SAE.
The 2016 SAE ATOM Awards will receive entries in nearly forty categories covering everything from feature-length documentaries and factual television programs to animation, educational resources, apps, games and new media.
Welcome to the 2016 SAE ATOM Awards – recognising film and media excellence in education and industry.
Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) is an independent, not-for-profit, professional association that has been promoting the study of media and screen literacy for nearly fifty years. The membership of ATOM includes teachers and lecturers from across all subject disciplines at all levels of education, as well as media industry personnel, a range of media and education organisations and, increasingly, the general public interested in the media.
ATOM publishes Metro and Screen Education magazines, study guides and education kits, The Moving Image series of monographs, and distributes these and other resources through The Education Shop. ATOM also produces websites for feature films, documentaries and television programs.
ATOM organises regular screenings of feature films and documentaries for teachers all over Australia via our online booking system. It has also launched The Speakers Bureau – a service that connects presenters and speakers with audiences for talks and workshops in schools, universities and communities throughout Australia – and runs state, national and international conferences for media and education professionals.
Finally, 2016 celebrates thirty-four years of the ATOM Awards, which recognise excellence in the arenas of film, television, animation and new media.
SAE is the world’s leading educator in creative media industries. Established in 1976, SAE now spans the globe with fifty-four campuses in twenty-eight countries.
In Australia, SAE provides courses to more than 2500 students across six campuses in Brisbane, Byron Bay, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.
They offer government-accredited courses including certificates, diplomas, and bachelor degrees. SAE’s programs cover six specialist discipline streams:
The staff at SAE pride themselves on delivering exceptional programs in world-class facilities. They ensure their students receive an outstanding education, internationally recognised qualifications, and industry-relevant skills.