Fast Forward is a new program offered by ATOMVic that is supported by DET through the Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Series (VCES).

Over the next two years (2020 – 2022) Fast Forward will offer a series of events designed to support our ATOM community to: 

  • Give students additional media activities 
  • Create opportunities to extend their thinking 
  • Encourage and inspire students in future media industry careers!

Upcoming Events

Meet the Maker and Distributor

Curious about film making, and how to get your film into a festival?

As part of Melbourne Women in Film Festival, ATOM’s Fast Forward series is delighted to present an opportunity for students to meet filmmakers and film festival programmers.

Participants will gain exclusive access to different short films across two different sessions with an in depth panel discussion between filmmakers and festival programmers. Following the discussions, there will also be a live student Q & A session with the panelists.

This is a marvellous opportunity to link with VCE Media Unit 1 and Unit 3, and Media Arts curriculum linking to representation, and institutional context.

The selected short films will be announced at the start of Term 1.
Two session times are available, aimed at different year levels.

Session 1 – Aimed at Middle Years
Date: Friday February 19th
Time: 12noon – 12.45pm
Registration: This event is FREE however bookings are essential. Click HERE to register.

Session 2 – Aimed at Senior Years
Date: Friday February 19th
Time: 2pm – 2.45pm
Registration: This event is FREE however bookings are essential. Click HERE to register.

Past Events

Podcasting Seminar with SYN

On Friday November 13th, ATOM hosted a panel discussion on Podcasting with the wonderful Hayley Foster and Rebecca Maakasa from SYN Media.

Hayley (27) is the Acting Media Learning Coordinator, producing ‘Schools On Air’. Previously, Hayley worked and volunteered at SYN for over 2 years as a producer, radio host, talks manager and educational trainer. She has over 4 years experience in audio production, holding a Bachelor degree in Performing Arts and Theatre and a post graduate diploma in Audio Engineering and Sound Production. In 2018 she was part of The Push Music Industry Pathways Program.

Rebecca (23) is an Educational Trainer and Producer at SYN Media, training high-school students and community groups in radio broadcast and podcast production. She has lectured casually at Victoria University since 2019 in radio production and cross-media practice. She is the founder of @Melb2Beirut, documenting perspectives and imagery in support of Lebanon’s diaspora and co-creator of ‘Culture Cult’, a podcast that highlights the Middle East and Europeans’ valuable contributions to culture. In 2020, Rebecca was a speaker and mentor at ‘Digi Engage’.

Click HERE to watch the seminar online.

Meet the Creator: Her Sound, Her Story

On Monday September 14, ATOM hosted two online sessions with Claudia Sangiorgi Dalimore, the Director of Her Sound, Her Story.

These interviews are now available to view online, so if you missed it you can now catch the replay!

There’s some wonderful tips for young creatives, as well as ideas for holiday projects, working with limitations and making the most of what you have access to.

Click on the titles below to view the sessions:

Meet the Creator: Her Sound, Her Story – Session 1 (aimed at students in years 7-9)

Meet the Creator: Her Sound, Her Story – Session 2 (aimed at students in years (10-12)

You can stream the documentary Her Sound, Her Story via the official website here: