Australian Children's Television Foundation

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The ACTF produces high quality educational resources, using our ACTF supported productions, for distribution to the Australian education market.

Our programs; television, film and multimedia resources; provide teachers and students with engaging and inspiring learning experiences, that cover a broad spectrum of the Australian Curriculum.

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  • Animalia: Primary Teaching Resource

    Animalia: Primary Teaching Resource

    Alex and Zoe are two kids who find themselves in an extraordinary situation. After stumbling across a magical portal hidden in the town library they’re led to a parallel dimension, a sophistica…
  • Australian Rules

    Australian Rules

    Based on the novel Deadly, Unna? by Phillip Gwynne, Australian Rules tells the story of 16-year-old Gary Black – average football player, budding wordsmith and reluctant hero.… Gary is th…
  • Backyard Science 2: Primary & Secondary Teaching Resource

    Backyard Science 2: Primary & Secondary Teaching Resource

    The Backyard Science 2: Primary & Secondary Teaching Resource (DVD-ROM) features experiments from the popular Backyard Science television series. This interactive resource uses video clips to sho…
  • Backyard Science: Primary Teaching Resource

    Backyard Science: Primary Teaching Resource

    … The Backyard Science: Primary Teaching Resource (DVD-ROM), a high-quality interactive teaching and learning resource for non-specialist science educators, is based on the acclaimed Backyard S…
  • Bushwhacked!

    Bushwhacked!

    Bushwhacked! is a 13-part series that brings the bush to the burbs! Hosts Brandon Walters and Kayne Tremills set off on the adventure of a lifetime to remote corners of Australia, meeting the country…
  • Bushwhacked! - Series 2

    Bushwhacked! - Series 2

    Bushwhacked! - Series 2 weaves adventure, travel, food, wildlife, history and culture as Kayne Tremills goes on the adventure of a lifetime with Indigenous co-host Kamil Ellis.… Crisscrossing A…
  • Bushwhacked! - Series 3

    Bushwhacked! - Series 3

    Kayne is ready to brave Kamil’s new round of bigger and bolder adrenalin-fuelled outback missions in Bushwhacked! - Series 3.… Bushwhacked! follows Wiradjuri boy Kamil Ellis and…
  • Chill Out!

    Chill Out!

    … USING THE AWARD WINNING TELEVISION SERIES LIFT OFF TO EXPLORE CONFLICT AND ITS RESOLUTION.… Chill Out! is an interdisciplinary education resource that enables teachers to extend and inc…
  • Chill Out! - Teachers' Guide

    Chill Out! - Teachers' Guide

    The Chill Out! resource uses TV to teach children about conflict resolution, bullying prevention, fairness and relationships. It utilises dramatic segments from Lift Off, the ACTF's award-winning ent…
  • Crash Zone - Series 1

    Crash Zone - Series 1

    Mike, Pi, Marcello, Bec and Ram are smart, creative but radically different kids who have just scored part-time jobs testing prototype computer games.  It’s a blast, but it’s not jus…
  • Dance Academy - Series 1

    Dance Academy - Series 1

    Fifteen year old Tara Webster has grown up on a farm in outback Australia and has dreamt of being a dancer ever since she was a little girl. When she makes it into the National Academy of Dance - the best school in the country - she is sure her life is ab
  • Dance Academy - Series 2

    Dance Academy - Series 2

    It's Second Year at the Academy and the stakes are high in the lead up to the world's premiere ballet competition, the Prix de Fonteyn.
  • Dance Academy - Series 3

    Dance Academy - Series 3

    Tara and her friends are now seniors at the Academy and no one can forget for a second that the Company is watching. It will be a nail-biting chase to the finish line to see who will be offered a con…
  • Dance Academy: Arts Education

    Dance Academy: Arts Education

    Dance Academy: Arts Education supports Middle Years educators with engaging classroom activities, designed to enhance students’ knowledge, skills and understanding of dance, as both an artist a…
  • Dancing Down Under

    Dancing Down Under

    Dancing Down Under is an observational series that follows the amazing adventures of a group of young Australians as they vie for the winner's trophies in the extraordinary world of competitive Irish Dancing.
  • Dogstar: Primary Teaching Kit

    Dogstar: Primary Teaching Kit

    In the year 2347, on a voyage from Old Earth to New Earth, a freak accident causes the Dogstar; a giant space ark containing all of the world’s dogs, to become lost to mankind.… This fasc…
  • Double Trouble

    Double Trouble

    … Double Trouble is a light-hearted comedy drama about twins who were separated at birth, yet one day find themselves face to face. The story, reminiscent of The Parent Trap, is about how the t…
  • Double Trouble: Learning and Teaching Resource

    Double Trouble: Learning and Teaching Resource

    Double Trouble is a light-hearted comedy drama about Indigenous identical twins, separated at birth to circumvent an old tradition. One day they find themselves face to face and that meeting changes …
  • First Day

    First Day

    First Dayis a documentary that follows the lives of 11 young Australians as they experience their first day at school. We follow the children and their families in the weeks leading up to the first d…
  • Genie From Down Under, The - Series 1

    Genie From Down Under, The - Series 1

    The Genie from Down Under is a 26 part comedy-fantasy series that contrasts two national cultural stereotypes. This is exemplified through the central characters being an upper class English girl, Pe…
  • Genie From Down Under, The - Series 2

    Genie From Down Under, The - Series 2

    …  … … Those irrepressible Genies, Bruce and Baz are back in a second series of that rollicking farce, The Genie from Down Under. The 13-part comedy drama series stars Sandy Wi…
  • Girl from Tomorrow, The

    Girl from Tomorrow, The

    The Girl from Tomorrow is a science fiction fantasy telemovie that follows the time-travel adventures of Alana, a spirited 13-year-old girl from the year 3000.… The feature length film and onli…
  • Girl from Tomorrow, The - Series 2

    Girl from Tomorrow, The - Series 2

    When Alana’s friend, Jenny, is injured in a battle with the evil Silverthorn, Alana takes her to the future to be healed. There they find that the time travel experiments being conducted by Ala…
  • Handball Heroes

    Handball Heroes

    Handball Heroes is a fun, fast-paced interstitial series, with hosts Joel and Alannah on the hunt for the most skilled of handball manoeuvres to document in the 'Handball heroes Handbook'.… The…
  • Hating Alison Ashley

    Hating Alison Ashley

    Based on the novel of the same name by famous Australian children’s author, Robin Klein, Hating Alison Ashley is a comic yet poignant portrayal of how teenage dilemmas, schoolgirl rivalries and…
  • Holly's Heroes

    Holly's Heroes

    All Holly wants to do is play basketball, but when her family moves from New Zealand to a one-team-town in coastal Australia, her talent is ignored and she misses the cut. With a never-say-die attitu…
  • Hoopla Doopla!

    Hoopla Doopla!

    In the town of Hoopla live six extraordinary characters each with their own amazing physical skill: Mimi runs the café and looks after everyone in town while juggling muffins and milkshakes; Z…
  • Hoopla Doopla!: English & Chinese Language Resource

    Hoopla Doopla!: English & Chinese Language Resource

    The Hoopla Doopla!: English & Chinese Language Resource has been developed in partnership with the Asia Education Foundation (AEF) for lower-primary (F-2) Chinese language teachers.… The re…
  • House Gang

    House Gang

    Robert, Belinda and Trev, three strong-willed young flatmates with intellectual disabilities, have their lives turned upside down when their bankrupt landlord and his spoilt daughter find themselves …
  • I Think...

    I Think...

    I Think... is an interdisciplinary teaching resource which uses television to explore philosophical themes and philosophical inquiry in the classroom.… The DVD anthology contains 24 of the &ldq…
  • Johnson and Friends - Series 1

    Johnson and Friends - Series 1

    Johnson and his friends are toys who live in Michael’s messy bedroom.  It is the ordinary sort of bedroom that any child might have but to the toys, it is a huge challenging world full of …
  • Kaboodle - Series 1

    Kaboodle - Series 1

    Kaboodle is a diverse series of 32 animated and live-action stories in varying length that encourage imagination, stimulate creative play and encourage exploration of values andissues. Kaboodle follo…
  • Language of Belonging - Wadu Matyidi

    Language of Belonging - Wadu Matyidi

    Language of Belonging is a multi-platform education resource based on the ground breaking Indigenous short animation Wadu Matyidi and the five accompanying behind the scenes mini documentaries.……
  • Legacy Of The Silver Shadow

    Legacy Of The Silver Shadow

    Legacy of the Silver Shadow puts a playful spin on the superhero genre, building upon themes of friendship, loyalty, justice, community service and role models. The 13 part comedy/drama series will a…
  • Li'l Elvis Jones And The Truckstoppers

    Li'l Elvis Jones And The Truckstoppers

    Li’l Elvis and the Truckstoppers is an animated television series set in a small Australian outback town, about a young Australian Elvis impersonator.… Li'l Elvis has a gift for music, a …
  • Lift Off - Series 1

    Lift Off - Series 1

    Lift Off is an innovative program about a group of young children who share a world of fun and imagination. Using a mix of actors, puppets and animation in a blend of fiction, fantasy and documentary…
  • Little Lunch

    Little Lunch

    Little Lunch is a comedy series where every episode takes place during that highly anticipated school day break – morning snack time!That 15 minutes when teachers are not close by, it’s j…
  • Little Lunch App

    Little Lunch App

    Everyone has a little lunch story to tell and in modelling the relatable, funny and moving on-screen tales of the TV series, the Little Lunch App paves the way for classrooms to tell a…
  • Little Lunch: A Teacher's Guide

    Little Lunch: A Teacher's Guide

    The Little Lunch: A Teacher's Guide multi-touch book is designed to support the integration of the Little Lunch App and Little Lunch children’s television series into teaching and learning…
  • Little Lunch: Triple Snack Pack

    Little Lunch: Triple Snack Pack

    This is what happened during Little Lunch: Battie fell out of the old climbing tree and Debra-Jo campaigned to cut it down, Max and Elsa disappeared from school under mysterious circumstances and a G…
  • Little Lunch: Triple the Treats

    Little Lunch: Triple the Treats

    This is what happened during Little Lunch: Rory forgot his playlunch and did something that shocked everyone, Battie freaked out because he thought he ruined Grandparents Day and Melanie held a cake …
  • Lockie Leonard - Series 1

    Lockie Leonard - Series 1

    What chance have you got when your dad's a cop, your mum’s a frighteningly understanding parent, your brother wets the bed, your best friend’s a heavy metal devotee and then you fall in l…
  • Lockie Leonard - Series 2

    Lockie Leonard - Series 2

    After an Endless Summer, Lockie Leonard gets ready for another year in Angelus, middle of nowhere. But how will this year be any different? Will it be more of the same, or will it be New and Improved?
  • Lockie Leonard for Teachers

    Lockie Leonard for Teachers

    Lockie Leonard for Teachers - www.lockieleonard.edu.au - is a multiliteracy resource aimed to help students in Upper Primary and Lower Secondary school explore the Lockie Leonard television…
  • Mortified

    Mortified

    On the brink of adolescence, a girl’s got a lot to deal with; a changing body, a flood of hormones, relentless judgement by her peers, even perhaps the stirrings of a first, unrequited crush. I…
  • Mortified for Teachers

    Mortified for Teachers

    Mortified for Teachers - www.mortified.edu.au - is an online resource that accompanies the Mortified live action, children's comedy drama series which follows a young girl's journey to…
  • My Brother Jack

    My Brother Jack

    This award-winning two part mini-series, based on George Johnston’s classic novel, tells the story of two brothers in the years between the two World Wars.… Jack Meredith is a knockabout …
  • My Place - Series 1

    My Place - Series 1

    My Place is a rich source of entertainment and education. It is one of the ultimate pieces of episodic literature and now it is on television, involving more than a century of time, lots of kids, and…
  • My Place - Series 2

    My Place - Series 2

    My Place is a rich source of entertainment and education. It is one of the ultimate pieces of episodic literature and now it is on television, involving more than a century of time, lots of kids, and…
  • My Place Book

    My Place Book

    The 20th anniversary edition of the award winning children’s book My Place, written by Nadia Wheatley and illustrated by Donna Rawlins, is a groundbreaking blend of history and imaginative…
  • My Place for Teachers

    My Place for Teachers

    The My Place for Teachers website (www.myplace.edu.au) provides rich educational material to support primary and lower-secondary teachers using the My Place TV series in the classroom.… Since 1…
  • My Place Teachers' Guide

    My Place Teachers' Guide

    The My Place television series adapts the book, written by Nadia Wheatley and Donna Rawlins, into 26 episodes about 26 children who live in the same place from 2008-1888 (series 1) and 1778-Before Ti…
  • MY:24

    MY:24

    Twenty-six young people from around Australia tell their story about the day that changed their lives forever and how the events of 24 hours can fundamentally change attitudes and aspirations.……
  • MY:24 App

    MY:24 App

    So what's your MY:24 story? It could have happened in a minute, it could have taken 24 hours; whatever it was, it was an individual turning point that meant life was never the same again - that day c…
  • Noah & Saskia

    Noah & Saskia

    Two teenagers find each other from opposite sides of the globe, and change each other’s lives. By projecting their ideal selves in a virtual world, they get a little closer to reaching their id…
  • Noah & Saskia - Teaching Resource

    Noah & Saskia - Teaching Resource

    Two teenagers find each other from opposite sides of the globe, and change each other’s lives. By projecting their ideal selves in a virtual world, they get a little closer to reaching their id…
  • Nowhere Boys

    Nowhere Boys

    … Four boys return from a school excursion to discover they are stuck in a parallel world into which they were never born.… Combining supernatural action-adventure elements with comedy an…
  • Nowhere Boys – Series 2

    Nowhere Boys – Series 2

    The Nowhere Boys have found their way home, but Felix, Jake, Sam and Andy soon discover the adventure doesn't stop just because they're back.… As they experiment with their new and unpredictabl…
  • Paper Planes

    Paper Planes

    An imaginative children's film about a young Australian boy's passion for flight and his challenge to compete in the World Paper Plane Championships in Japan.
  • Paper Planes - The Novel

    Paper Planes - The Novel

    One paper plane flies straight and fast and true. Dylan's.12 year-old Dylan Webber lives in outback Western Australia in a small country town. When he discovers he has a talent for folding and flying…
  • Persuasive Text

    Persuasive Text

    All language is persuasive. Whether we are telling a funny story, giving a compliment, proposing marriage, or passing the time in a long queue at the supermarket, we are using language for a particul…
  • Reading & Viewing for Comprehension

    Reading & Viewing for Comprehension

    In the 21st century, students are much more reliant on reading and viewing as a dynamic relational experience merging text and image (static and moving). The internet, mobile communication devices, e…
  • Ready for This

    Ready for This

    Set in inner city Sydney, Ready for This is the story of six teenagers, all elite within their own field, each with a different agenda and different dreams.
  • Round the Twist - Series 1

    Round the Twist - Series 1

    When the Twist kids - Pete, Linda and Bronson - and their Dad leave the city for a quiet life in the coastal town of Port Niranda, they get more than they bargained for. The lighthouse the Twists hav…
  • Round the Twist - Series 2

    Round the Twist - Series 2

    Dad’s love for Bronson’s teacher (Miss James) has blossomed and he is very busy wooing her. Miss James is concerned that the Twist kids are not as fond of her as they should be. Mr Gribbl…
  • Round the Twist - Series 3

    Round the Twist - Series 3

    Following the success of the first two series of Round The Twist, expect more action packed comedy from the Twist family. Tony Twist (Dad) and his three children – fourteen year old twins Pete …
  • Round the Twist - Series 4

    Round the Twist - Series 4

    Round The Twist 4 continues the crazy adventures of Pete, Linda and Bronson Twist and their Dad, Tony who live in a lighthouse in the small seaside town of Port Niranda. The cast include Rian McLean …
  • Screen Asia

    Screen Asia

    Screen Asia is a website portal developed by the ACTF in partnerships with the Asia Education Foundation (AEF) and National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) Digital Learning which provides access to tea…
  • Sky Trackers

    Sky Trackers

    Mike and Nikki are both scientists’ children, living beneath the massive dishes of a space tracking station in the heart of the Australian outback. … Nikki is 13 and into science - h…
  • Songs Of Innocence

    Songs Of Innocence

    … For children, family life has changed dramatically in recent years. Parents are older. Children are fewer. Often both parents work. One third of Australian marriages end in divorce. Songs of …
  • Spellbinder

    Spellbinder

    Spellbinder follows the adventures of urban teenager, Paul Reynolds, who finds himself accidentally stranded in a parallel world. It's a world where the industrial revolution never happened and peopl…
  • Stubbies

    Stubbies

    The ACTF has taken some of its most entertaining, engaging and creative short form content and packaged it all together for use in the classroom. The Stubbies collection supports teachers to encourag…
  • Touch The Sun

    Touch The Sun

    Touch the Sun, the winner of an international Emmy Award, is a series of four telemovies of 95 minutes each.… The telemovies feature mystery, comedy, pathos and fantasy; and encourage young vie…
  • Waabiny Time - Series 2

    Waabiny Time - Series 2

    Waabiny Time (Series 2) is a children’s variety program that celebrates Noongar Language in a community and family themed environment. The presenters, Kylie Farmer and Lee West, entertain child…
  • What's Fair?

    What's Fair?

    What’s Fair? is a multimedia education resource that explores ethical issues with students aged 8-12.… This DVD anthology contains 13 digitised clips from the award winning ACTF series Ro…
  • What's Fair? - Teachers' Guide

    What's Fair? - Teachers' Guide

    What’s Fair? is a cross curriculum resource designed to focus on a range of themes relevant to English, Studies of Society and Environment, and Health and Physical Education – Human Relat…
  • Winners and More Winners

    Winners and More Winners

    Winners and More Winners series contains several 48-minute telemovies that feature historical drama, comedy, science fiction, fantasy, adventure and social realism.… Family and friendship issue…
  • Worst Best Friends

    Worst Best Friends

    Worst Best Friends is a comedy series that revolves around the life of young Roger Thesaurus, whose two best friends are worst enemies. Conceived and written by award-winning novelist and script writ…
  • Worst Year of My Life, Again!

    Worst Year of My Life, Again!

    They tell you school days are the best years of your life. But what if they weren’t? And what if you woke up one morning to discover you had to relive the most excruciating 12 months of high sc…
  • Yolngu Boy

    Yolngu Boy

    … Three boys, two laws, one country... Yolngu Boy tells the story of three teenage boys as they leave childhood behind and pursue their individual destinies. Once very close, their friendship i…
  • You're Skitting Me - Series 1

    You're Skitting Me - Series 1

    You're Skitting Me is an Australian sketch comedy show for kids, starring all new Australian talent and featuring a random mix of characters, parodies and animations.… The sketches are an edgy …
  • You're Skitting Me - Series 2

    You're Skitting Me - Series 2

    You're Skitting Me is an Australian sketch comedy show for kids, starring a great cast of young Australian talent and featuring a random mix of characters, parodies and animations.… You’r…
  • You're Skitting Me Sketch-O-Matic

    You're Skitting Me Sketch-O-Matic

    A digital sketch comedy writing tool inspired by the You're Skitting Me TV series.… Motivating and engaging your students in the productive modes of speaking, writing and creating has never bee…

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