15 November 2017
The winners of the 2017 Screen It Awards have just been announced, celebrating talented and creative students from Victoria and around the country.
Presented each year by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Screen It is Australia’s national competition for student filmmakers, animators and game developers.
The Awards include Animation, Live Action and Video Game categories for Junior (Foundation to Year 4), Middle School (Year 5-8) and Senior (Year 9-12) students. In 2017, students were asked to create work around the theme of ‘time’.
Victorian students made a huge contribution to the 2017 Awards, with two wins and three special mentions.
Lily L of Narre Warren North won the Middle Live Action category with a film called Losing Time while the students of Footscray Primary School received a special mention for Missing.
Doreen Primary School won Middle Video Game with The Terrific Tale of Tortoise The Tiny Time Turning Turtle and the students at Doveton College picked up a special mention in the Middle Animation category with a film called Sina and the Eel.
The students at Huntingtower College in Mount Waverly earned a special mention in the Senior Animation category for Child’s Play, rounding out the Victorian accolades.
Screen It is judged by industry professionals including film and game makers, academics and industry representatives, there are prizes for each category.
This Friday, the winning students, teachers, families and friends will be treated to an awards gala at ACMI in Melbourne to celebrate their achievements.