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BBC Kids Canada - Aussie Invasion!

BBC Kids Canada - Aussie Invasion!

16 June 2012

A raft of Aussie kids programs are heading to North America with BBC Kids Canada recently acquiring Mal.com, Lockie Leonard (Series 1 & 2), Mortified, and Worst Best Friends...

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Flea-Bitten heads to Thailand and the Middle East

Flea-Bitten heads to Thailand and the Middle East

15 June 2012

Launched at MIPTV 2011, and delivered to the ACTF later the same year, animated series Flea-Bitten (52 x 12 min) continues to garner worldwide interest.

Already sold to commercial broadcaster VMMA (Belgium) as well as TG4 (Ireland) Flea-Bitten has just been picked up by distributor Middle East Media for the Arab Speaking territories of the Middle East and North Africa. The series has also recently been sold to Thai kids channel UBC Kids.

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Dancing Down Under

Dancing Down Under

15 June 2012

The ACTF launched Dancing Down Under, a 10 x 24 min observational documentary/reality series, at MIPTV in March/April. Already pre-sold to Irish language broadcaster TG4, buyer feedback at the market was positive, with many commenting on how much they liked the concept. Many buyers requested a screener, happy to consider what a number of them welcomed as "something different". 

Dancing own Under follows the amazing adventures of a group of Australian kids as they vie for the winner’s trophies in the extraordinary world of competitive Irish Dancing.

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Dukes of Broxstonia (Series 1 & 2) - On Air in the UK!

Dukes of Broxstonia (Series 1 & 2) - On Air in the UK!

15 June 2012

The Dukes of Broxstonia are the hottest band to come out of Broxstonia in years.  In fact they’re the only band to come out of Broxstonia.  Ever!

Following a successful run as a short 10 x 45 second series, the Dukes’ new series sees their no dialogue, wacky comedy expanded into a 10 x 3 minute series which debuted at MIPCOM in October last year.

Sold to CSC Media Group (UK) in December last year, Dukes of Broxtonia (Series 1 & 2) premiered on their boys skewed "Kix" channel on 1 April this year.

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dirtgirlworld News & Events

dirtgirlworld News & Events

17 May 2012

Preparations are well under way for dirtgirl’s first ever truly live gig on stage at the Memo in St Kilda (Melbourne) with the buzzbees, the band she has specially brought together for this very special event at 10am on Tuesday 5 June.

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My Place Series 2 wins Logie!

My Place Series 2 wins Logie!

17 April 2012

My Place (Series 2) has won the TV Week Logie Award for Most Outstanding Children's Program.

The ceremony took place in Melbourne on Sunday 15 April.

We are proud to be associated with such a fantastic production. Congratulations to the team!

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ACMA Citizen Conversations Series

ACMA Citizen Conversations Series

20 March 2012

The ACMA is holding its second Citizen Conversations Series: Tuning in to Kids TV next Wednesday 28 March.

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Dance Academy - Review

Dance Academy - Review

8 March 2012

"This fabulous local teen drama has won a host of international fans (and awards) and rightly so..."

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Latest Education News available!

Latest Education News available!

2 March 2012

Education News is the quarterly education newsletter of the ACTF, which includes the latest catalogue of ACTF productions as well as programs and teaching resources created by other Australian producers...

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Latest Care For Kids available!

Latest Care For Kids available!

2 March 2012

Care For Kids features news and updates about the ACTF’s activities, including development and production investment, international sales activity, educational resource development and recent policy initiatives...

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ACTF turns 30!

ACTF turns 30!

2 March 2012

The Australian Children’s Television Foundation is turning 30.

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Trop Jr 2012

Trop Jr 2012

23 February 2012

Max Barden and Tim Sheehan have won Jrop Jr with their short film "Let's Make A Movie."

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ADG Awards and ACTF honour Esben Storm

ADG Awards and ACTF honour Esben Storm

23 February 2012

The life of filmmaker Esben Storm will be honoured at the Australian Directors Guild Awards with the announcement today of the Esben Storm Award for Best Direction in a Children’s Television (TV) Program.

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Dance Academy 3 Funding

Dance Academy 3 Funding

14 February 2012

Werner Film Productions has received Screen Australia Investment funding for series 3 of Dance Academy.

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Independent Projects Investment - Board Approvals

Independent Projects Investment - Board Approvals

20 December 2011

The ACTF Board at their meeting in November approved development investment in two new projects

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Latest Education News available!

Latest Education News available!

2 November 2011

Education News is the quarterly education newsletter of the ACTF, which includes the latest catalogue of ACTF productions as well as programs and teaching resources created by other Australian producers...

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Latest Care For Kids available!

Latest Care For Kids available!

2 November 2011

Care For Kids features news and updates about the ACTF’s activities, including development and production investment, international sales activity, educational resource development and recent policy initiatives...

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Dance Academy wins ATOM Award!

Dance Academy wins ATOM Award!

25 October 2011

On Friday 21 October, series one of Dance Academy won the Best Children's Fiction Television Program at the Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) Awards.

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Natural Hazards Children's Program wins ATOM Award!

Natural Hazards Children's Program wins ATOM Award!

25 October 2011

Congratulations to the team behind The Li’L Larikkins Natural Hazards Children’s Program Teacher’s Resource for winning the Best Primary Education Video Resource at the ATOM Awards. ...

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You're Skitting Me in production

You're Skitting Me in production

18 October 2011

You're Skitting Me is an exciting new scripted sketch comedy currently in production in Melbourne, produced by Wendy Harmer and Jigsaw Entertainment, with the ACTF.

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