In 1989, Atom won the Best Canadian Screenplay at the Vancouver International Film Festival for his 1989 film Speaking Parts.
In 2003, Atom served as the head of jury at the Berlin International Film Festival.
In 2004, Atom won Grand Prix - Golden Apricot award at the Yerevan International Film Festival in the category of Best Film for his 2002 film Ararat.
Atom stands at 6'1" or 1.85 m.
Atom: I think with all directors there are ideas that recur, at least for the ones that have creative control of their films.