Winners of the ACMI National Screen IT competition announced.

My City Walkabout

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) has announced the winners of the annual Screen IT competition, Australia’s largest competition for school-aged filmakers, animators and game makers. This year there were over 373 entries from all around Australia creating live-action films, computer games and animations to fit with this years theme, Connect.

ACMI’s Screen Education Manager, Christine Evely, says it has been a talented field of competition for 2013.

“The 2013 entries clearly demonstrated that we are experiencing a generation of young people well able to harness film and game making technology, with strong storytelling abilities, who can critically reflect upon the interconnected nature of our world.”

Winners will be officially awarded at the Screen It Awards on Friday 6 December, each receiving a certificate and a trophy, as well as a DVD prize pack and souvenir Screen It DVD courtesy of Madman Entertainment, and the winner of each Best Video Game category will receive a Sony PlayStation console.

The primary and secondary school with the Best Overall Entries will each be awarded a state-of-the-art Mitsubishi projector for their school. In addition, the winning entries will be added to the library of the Australian Mediatheque where visitors to ACMI can view moving image works on demand, as well as being exhibited on the ACMI website.

And the winners are:

Best Primary Animation

Winner: Max’s Farm, Yarraville West Primary School (Yarraville, VIC)

Special Mention: Just One, Table Cape Primary School (Wynyard, TAS)

Best Primary Live Action

Winner: Connecting, Swifts Creek P-12 School (Swifts Creek, VIC)

Special Mention: Fudge and Us, Doreen Primary School (Doreen, VIC)

Best Primary Game

Winner: Voyager, Brunswick South West Primary School (Brunswick West, VIC)

Best Secondary Animation

Winner: WCFT – World Connect Four Tournament, Nicholas Gooch (Clifton Hill, VIC)

Special Mentions:

Elemental Connections, Sonali Fernando (Croydon, VIC)

Fragile Connections, East Doncaster Secondary College (East Doncaster, VIC)

Best Secondary Live Action

Winner: My City Walkabout, Mateuse Pingol and Emmie Seaton (McDowall, QLD)

Special Mention: The Butterfly Effect, Tim Eddy (Lennox Head, NSW)

Best Secondary Game

Winner: The Mansion, Paige Spence (Attadale, WA)

Special Mention: Brian, David Chen (Doncaster, VIC)

Bullying. No Way!

Primary Winner: The Tank Gang: A Say No to Bullies Story, Scarborough State School (Scarborough, QLD)

Secondary Winner: Soldier On, Billy Peters of Xavier College (Kew, VIC)

Best Overall Primary Entry

Visiting Grandpa, Table Cape Primary School (Wynyard, TAS)

Best Overall Secondary Entry

Closure, St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ College (Karinyup, WA)

For more information on Screen It or to enter in 2014, please visit


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