In Summary

  • The ATOM awards celebrate the best of the Australian and NZ screen content fromt the education sector and screen industry professionals
  • Swinburne graduates received first prize in the 'Best Tertiary Short Fiction' category

For the third consecutive year, Swinburne Film and Television graduate students have been recognised at the 2015 ATOM Awards.

Dannika Horvat and Stephanie Westwood, who studied Swinburne’s Bachelor of Film and Television, were awarded Best Tertiary Short Fiction for their 2014 graduate film ‘The Summer of ABC Burns’.

Running for 13 minutes, ‘The Summer of ABC Burns’  centres around a girl who realises that there is a lot she doesn't know about her cruel 'best friend', Drew. Throughout the film she learns what must be sacrificed in order to survive high school.

Overall, Swinburne had five finalists in the 2015 ATOM Awards.

“It is a major achievement to be selected as finalists in the tertiary and open award categories at the ATOM Awards. These awards are a testament to quality of our student films,” says Jillian Holt, Discipline Leader, Department of Film and Animation.

Previous Swinburne recipients of  ATOM awards include:

Best Tertiary Documentary- ‘Life on Tape’, by Oscar Strangio
Best Experimental- Dorothy, by David Ward

Best Tertiary Animation- ‘I dream a Geisha’, by Nicole Tan
Best Tertiary Short Fiction- ‘Thin Air’, by Natalie Nalesnyik, Daniel Gregg and Romilly Spiers. 
Best Tertiary Experimental- ‘Womb’, by David Ward and Josie Evans

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