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ACMI announces winners of final Screen It competition

29 November 2019

ACMI is proud to announce the winners of the 16th and final Screen It competition, Australia’s largest moving image competition for school-aged filmmakers, animators and game makers. 

Winning works were selected from over 300 entries created by more than 1,000 students who responded to the theme “Listen”. This year’s entries had an impressive standard of creativity across the board. Winning films and videogames came from schools and individual students in capital cities and regional communities across Australia. 

Today, students from around Australia attended a dazzling red carpet awards ceremony at the historic Melbourne cinema The Capitol, ACMI’s temporary home while the museum undergoes a $40 million transformation. The awards were led by Gemma “Gem” Driscoll and Angharad “Rad” Yeo, hosts of ABC Me’s Good Game Spawn Point.  

The awards ceremony highlighted the efforts of all the students who took part in Screen It and enabled competition winners to celebrate with peers, family and industry professionals. Prizes for this year’s winners include Blackmagic Pocket Cinema 4K Cameras, Rode Video Mic+ Pro Microphones, Maxxum professional lenses, PlayStation 4 and Xbox consoles, stop motion animation kits and more.  

A world leader in moving image education, ACMI is committed to growing screen, media and digital literacies across the country through its range of programs, programming and online resources. The renewed ACMI will able to focus on delivering new world-class education experiences for teachers and students – whether that’s expanding regional programs, developing all-new workshops or creating even more free online learning tools. 

The final Screen It competition was judged by a range of experienced industry professionals including Blackmagic Design’s Simon Hollingworth and Mel Atherton; VCA lecturer Paul Fletcher; Kate Cawley Animation lecturer from RMIT; Peter Maggs and Janine Kelly from the Australian Children’s Television Foundation and Gem and Rad from ABC’s Good Game Spawn Point

Quote attributable to ACMI Head of Education Christine Evely:  

"Congratulations to the 2019 Screen It winners, special mentions, finalists, in fact, to all entrants. We’re so impressed with the storytelling, creativity, technical skill and craft evident in this year’s entries. Screen It has grown to be a significant showcase of young people’s creative work. We’re proud to have fostered a new generation of media makers and encourage schools and young people to visit with us at the renewed ACMI, to use our free online resources, and to continue to build and showcase their talents within their communities.”  

Screen It 2019 competition winners 

JUNIOR (Foundation – Year 4) ANIMATION 

Cheese Box, School Entry, Koonwarra Village School, VIC 

JUNIOR (Foundation – Year 4) LIVE ACTION  

Animal Sounds, Class 1M, Cabramatta Public School, NSW 

JUNIOR (Foundation – Year 4) VIDEOGAME  

Super Ear to the Rescue, Alec Schultz, Trinity Anglican College Thurgoona, NSW 

MIDDLE (Year 5 – Year 8) ANIMATION  

The Boy and the Panda, James Twemlow, Twemlow Homeschool, NSW 

MIDDLE (Year 5 – Year 8) LIVE ACTION 

Listen, Marlowe Wilton, Ben Pettet, Phineas Wilton, Footscray City College, VIC 

MIDDLE (Year 5 – Year 8) VIDEOGAME 

Franky Fermata's Musical Maze of Madness, School Entry, Doreen Primary School, VIC

SENIOR (Year 9 – Year 12) ANIMATION   

Listen to Your Heart, Cathrine Jensen, Gio Kim, St Margaret's Anglican Girls School, QLD 

SENIOR (Year 9 – Year 12) LIVE ACTION  

Rebirth, Neo Diamond, Northcote High School, VIC 

SENIOR (Year 9 – Year 12) VIDEOGAME  

Separated, Daniel Agbay, Wodonga Senior Secondary College, VIC 


The Potion, School Entry, The Essington International School Darwin, NT 

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