2019 Tertiary & Industry Awards Night

2019 SAE ATOM Awards Tertiary & Industry Awards Night

MEDIA RELEASE: Wednesday 27 November 2019

2019 SAE ATOM Awards Tertiary & Industry Winners Announced!

Last night, at the Tertiary & Industry Awards Night, the second and final round of winners from the 2019 SAE ATOM Awards were announced at the Esplanade Hotel (The Espy) in Melbourne. The event was hosted by Brian Nankervis – writer, actor, radio host, television producer and comedian – and was attended by education and screen industry professionals, higher education students, screen funding body representatives and our partners.

The ATOM Awards are dedicated to recognising film and media excellence in the education sector and the screen industry, and have been held annually for over thirty-five years.

The winners of the tertiary and general/open categories in the 2019 SAE ATOM Awards are:

Best Tertiary Animation
Obscura, Emily and Hannah Jordan, The University of Newcastle Australia

Best Tertiary Documentary
In Bardo, Travis Vetier, Tony Clamant and Kairavi Desai, Queensland University of Technology

Best Tertiary Experimental Film
Wither, Samuel Kyaw, Deakin University

Best Tertiary Short Fiction
Bloom, Isobelle Amie, Swinburne University of Technology

Best Educational App or Ebook
Woonyoomboo the Night Heron: A Story from Nyikina Country, Annie Nayina Milgin and Darraga Watson, Nyikina Mangala Community School, WA with SharingStories Foundation

Best Educational/Training Video or Website (Primary/Secondary)
The Orb, Aboriginal Education Services – Department of Education Tasmania
and DCNSTRCT Pty Ltd

Best Instructional/Training Video or Website (Tertiary/General)
10 Things Not to Do in an Interview, ClickView

Best Indigenous Video or Website
John Mawurndjul: ‘I Am the Old and the New’, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

Best Animation
The Amazing True Story of How Babies Are Made – Episode 1, CJZ

Best Experimental Film
Open Air, Grayson Cooke

Best Music Video
Lay Low, Mint Films

Best Screen Commercial
Children’s Shoes. Never Worn., Common Ventures

Best Web Series
What Could Go Wrong?, Mashup Pictures

Best Children’s Television Program
Hardball, Mashup Pictures

Best Factual Television Series
The Cult of The Family, Rosie Jones and Anna Grieve, Big Stories Co.

Best Short Fiction (50 minutes or less)
Pilè, Tony Radevski and Pete Ireland, Opening Act Films and Runtime Pictures

Best Fiction Telemovie or Miniseries
Lambs of God, Lingo Pictures and Endemol Shine Australia

Best Fiction Feature Film
The Nightingale, Kristina Ceyton, Bruna Papandrea, Steve Hutenski and Jennifer Kent, Nightingale Pictures

Best Docudrama
The Cult of The Family, Rosie Jones and Anna Grieve, Big Stories Co.

Best Documentary – Arts
Martha: A Picture Story, Daniel Joyce, Projector Films

Best Documentary – Biography
Australia’s Lost Impressionist – John Russell, Catherine Hunter, Catherine Hunter Productions

Best Documentary – History
Nolan – Australia’s Maverick Artist,
Flaming Star Films

Best Documentary – Science, Technology & the Environment
The Great Australian Bee Challenge, Aidan Laverty, Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Best Documentary – Social & Political Issues
In My Blood It Runs, Maya Newell, Closer Productions

Best Documentary – Short Form (30 minutes or less)
The People Under the Bridge, Mint Films

Best Documentary – General
The Cult of The Family, Rosie Jones and Anna Grieve, Big Stories Co.

The ATOM Photo Comp 2019

ATOM, in conjunction with Ted’s Cameras, also announced the Open category winner of the ATOM Photo Comp 2019.

For the past four years, the ATOM Photo Comp has provided Australian and New Zealand amateur and professional photographers with the opportunity to submit a set of three images responding to a specific theme, with an accompanying written statement. This year’s theme was ‘Texture’ and the Open category prize winner received a $2000 Ted’s Cameras gift voucher. The finalists and winners were chosen by a panel of professional photographers, artists, media teachers and industry professionals.

The winner of the Open category is:
The Feeling of Living Things, Lauren Watson, Qld


ATOM would like to congratulate all the winners on their success, and thank everyone who participated – including all entrants, judges, partners, volunteers and staff.

To see photos from the evening, visit us on Facebook and Instagram.

Entries for the 2020 SAE ATOM Awards will open soon! To enter, visit atomawards.org.