My Story My Content Short Film Competition      

Nova Radio Network’s ‘Smallzy’ to judge the inaugural
My Story My Content short film competition – Secondary Category

Kent ‘Smallzy’ Small, host of the Nova Radio Network’s ratings winner Smallzy’s Surgery (weeknights
7–10pm nationally), is announced today as judge of the inaugural My Story My Content short film competition (Secondary Category).

The My Story My Content short film competition is an opportunity for Australian students at all levels to tell a unique story in a short film (no longer than sixty seconds) about themselves, their creativity, and why that is worth protecting. It is an initiative of the Intellectual Property Awareness Foundation (IPAF) and Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM).

Designed to celebrate Australian screen creativity, the theme for the competition is ‘Why do I love movies?’ This line, or an adaptation of it, must appear as a spoken line, caption or in some other way within the film, which must be made specifically for this year’s competition.

Films can be submitted – either by individual students, groups of students, or an entire class – in the three categories of Primary, Secondary & Tertiary (or equivalent).

Prizes will be awarded to winners and runners-up in each category. First-place prizes include an iPad or choice of camera up to $1000 in value, $500 in cash and a Crumpler bag valued at $185. Additional prizes include DVD packs and hundreds of movie tickets.

The winners will be announced at the 2013 IPAF ATOM Awards in Melbourne this October and November.

IPAF’s Executive Director, Lori Flekser, said: ‘IPAF is proud to collaborate with ATOM on the first
My Story My Content short film competition and we hope it will grow into a significant competition for students at all levels who are interested in filmmaking.’

‘It is great to welcome Smallzy as a judge in the Secondary category. He has his finger on the pop culture pulse – hopefully he will see some talented emerging filmmakers amongst the entrants.’

Smallzy’s Surgery is the number one night-time show on Australian radio and consistently trends on Twitter here and overseas. The show focuses on all things music and celebrity and often travels internationally to interview the biggest stars in the world.

Entries to My Story My Content must be uploaded through the online entry system at by 5pm on Monday 19 August 2013.

To learn more about My Story My Content, please visit


IPAF (the Intellectual Property Awareness Foundation) is an initiative of the Australian film and television community aimed at promoting the benefits of screen copyright and the legal accessing of film and television content. IPAF commissions research, creates consumer awareness campaigns and produces educational programs and resources for Australian secondary schools.

ATOM (Australian Teachers of Media) is an independent, not-for-profit, professional association that has been promoting the study of media and screen literacy for forty-eight years. The membership of ATOM includes teachers and lecturers across all subject disciplines at all levels of education; media industry personnel; a range of media and education organisations and, increasingly, the general public interested in media.


Peter Tapp
Managing Editor
Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM)

Ph: (03) 9525 5302
Fax: (03) 9537 2325


My Story My Content is presented by:


Intellectual Property Awareness Foundation     and     Australian Teachers of Media


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