Winners announced for this year’s ACMI Screen It competition

Today ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image) announced the winners for this year’s Screen It competition. Screen It is the largest Australian moving image competition and has allowed school-aged filmmakers, animators and game makers to participate.

On Friday November 18, students nationwide will have the opportunity to attend a red carpet awards ceremony at ACMI. The event will be hosted by Steven “Bajo” O’Donnell and Stephanie “Hex” Bendixsen, hosts of ABC2’s Good Game and Good Game Spawn Point. The ceremony is in celebration of the students’ efforts as aspiring creatives and will also take recognition of the competition winners. Industry professionals, families and other peers will also have a chance in taking part of the event.

This year the winners were selected from 587 entries created by 2, 521 students from every state following 2016’s Theme of Mystery. Compared to last year, there has been a 20 per cent jump with entries taken from capital cities and regional areas of NSW, NT, QLD, TAS, VIC and WA.

For the first time this year, entries for the categories of Animation, Live Action and Videogame were judged according to age group: Junior (Foundation to Year 4), Middle (Years 5 to 8), and Senior (Years 9 to 12). Due to the high quality of submissions this year, the judges selected Special Mentions while also allowing Four Encouragement Awards as a way to identify great potential among students.

Manager of ACMI, Christine Evely says, “Screen It welcomed many new entrants from around Australia this year, which is so exciting. We congratulate all entrants on the quality of their work. The judges enjoyed discovering the amazing talents of both primary and secondary age moving image creators.”

 “The core purpose of Screen It is to celebrate the creativity and imagination of young people, and to help unleash this through a program that fosters students to develop new skills. Our judges and the Education team at ACMI thrive on seeing the inventive ways that ideas are conveyed to audiences, and the diligence shown by young creatives in learning, practising and applying these new skills.”

“A huge congratulation to the teachers and parents who mentor and guide students through their learning journey. We appreciate the immense amount of time, thinking and effort that goes into every Screen It entry.”

You can view this years 2016 competition winners listed below:

JUNIOR (Foundation – Year 4) ANIMATION

Winner: My Brother’s Bedroom; Table Cape Primary School; Wynyard, TAS

JUNIOR (Foundation – Year 4) LIVE ACTION

Winner: Amazing Mums; St Anthony’s Primary School; Noble Park, VIC

Special Mention: The Genie; Cabramatta Public School, Cabramatta, NSW

JUNIOR (Foundation – Year 4) VIDEOGAME

Encouragement Awards:

The Mysterious Cannonball, Essex Heights Primary School, Mount Waverley, VIC

Basketball, Hallett Cove South Primary School, Hallett Cove, SA

The Mystery of Harold Holt, Mentone Grammar, Mentone, VIC


Winner: The Black Hood Strikes; The Essington School; Nightcliff, NT


Winner: A Wilted Flower; Blue Mountains Grammar School; Wentworth Falls, NSW

Special Mention: The Professor; Ryan & James T (Home School), Berry, NSW


Winner: Day One; Kingswood Primary School, Dingley Village, VIC

Special Mention: Mots’ Mansion; Doreen Primary School; Doreen, VIC


Winner: The Mysterious Mister E; Tom B; Mansfield, QLD

Special Mention: The Ballerina; Takin N; Mount Waverley, VIC


Winner: Extrasensory Perception; Tallulah C; Karrinyup, WA

Special Mention: The Shackles You Cannot See; Robyn F; Karrinyup, WA


Winner: The Adventures of the Lost Treasure; Bailey M; Point Cook, VIC


Recognising the below entrant for his outstanding achievement as part of Screen It:

Harrison T, QLD

For more information about Screen It and the upcoming awards ceremony, please


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