2022 Tertiary & Industry Award Recipients

MEDIA RELEASE: Friday 16 December 2022

2022 Collarts ATOM Awards – Tertiary & Industry Award Recipients Announced!

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.

As the second-longest-running film and media awards in Australia, this year the ATOM Awards celebrate their fortieth anniversary.

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 forty years.

The award recipients in the tertiary and general/open categories of the 2022 Collarts ATOM Awards are:

Best Tertiary Animation
Hiccups, Ma-Alexandra Ang, Griffith Film School – Griffith University

Best Tertiary Documentary
Bustard Head,
Joshua Francillon, Lucy Lakshman and Alexander Binz, Queensland University of Technology

Best Tertiary Experimental Film
Facing Deep Fears, Yulin Gu, Monash University

Best Tertiary Short Fiction
Ayaan, Alies Sluiter, SA

Best Educational Ebook
The Podcaster’s Audio Handbook: A Technical Guide for Creative People, Corey Marie Green, Apress

Best Educational/Training Video or Website (Primary/Secondary)
No Offence, Constable Care Foundation

Best Instructional/Training Video or Website (Tertiary/General)
Indigenous Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (IPEPA), Queensland University of Technology

Best Indigenous Video or Website
Jirraginy joo Goorrarndal: Frog and Brolga,
Gija Custodian Shirley Drill, Purnululu School and SharingStories Foundation

Best Screen Production Research Moving Image Work
Thin Ice VR, James Calvert, Monkeystack and Shackleton Epic Expedition

Best Animation
An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It,
Lachlan Pendragon, Griffith Film School – Griffith University

Best Experimental Film
A Delicate Fire, Pinchgut Opera

Best Music Video
Too Much to Do, Jasmin Tarasin, Pure

Best Screen Commercial
Spitting Symphony (Single O), Mint Films

Best Web Series
Woven Threads – Stories from Within, Michi Marosszeky, Woven Threads Productions

Best Children’s Television Program
Little J & Big Cuz (Series 3), Ned Lander, Old Dog Pictures 3 Pty Ltd

Best Comedy or Drama Television Program
Fisk, Vincent Sheehan, Porchlight Films

Best Factual Television Series
Muster Dogs, Monica O’Brien and Michael Boughen, Ambience Entertainment Pty Ltd

Best Short Fiction (50 minutes or less)
Ayaan, Alies Sluiter

Best Fiction Feature Film
High Ground, Maggie Miles, Maxo, Bunya Productions and Savage Films

Best Documentary – Arts
Alick and Albert, Trish Lake, Freshwater Pictures

Best Documentary – Biography
John Farrow: Hollywood’s Man in the Shadows,
Frans Vandenburg and Claude Gonzalez, Third Street Step Productions

Best Documentary – History
Paper City, Adrian Francis, Feather Film

Best Documentary – Science, Technology & the Environment
Alick and Albert, Trish Lake, Freshwater Pictures

Best Documentary – Social & Political Issues
Alick and Albert, Trish Lake, Freshwater Pictures

Best Documentary – Short Form (30 minutes or less)
Walking Man, Brendan Hutchens, VAM Media

Best Documentary – General
Geeta, Emma Macey-Storch, Colour Films and Some Kind of Squirrel Productions


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

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