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ACTF Professional Learning: Supporting WA Teachers

ACTF Professional Learning: Supporting WA Teachers

8 June 2017

The ACTF Education team supports teachers Australia-wide in using ACTF materials through outreach to schools, news updates, and by providing professional learning. Our most recent series of professional learning workshops took us to Western Australia. 

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Learning and Laughing in Comedy Scriptwriting Workshops

Learning and Laughing in Comedy Scriptwriting Workshops

8 June 2017

Presented in partnership with the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), our entertaining series of virtual comedy scriptwriting workshops for Year 5 and 6 students kicked off this week. 

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Stories To Tell: Protecting Australian Children's Screen Content

Stories To Tell: Protecting Australian Children's Screen Content

5 June 2017

A discussion paper, exploring the protection of Australian children’s screen content in the digital, multi-platform age has been released this week.

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Free article access: “Children’s Television in Transition”

Free article access: “Children’s Television in Transition”

2 June 2017

In a series of recently released journal articles, you can find the answers you’ve always been burning to know about children and the media. 

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What’s On TV? Monday 5 June – Sunday 11 June

What’s On TV? Monday 5 June – Sunday 11 June

31 May 2017

Never miss a moment of your favourite Australian children’s television series. See what’s on free-to-air and pay TV this week.  

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Balloon Barnyard Acquired by TG4

Balloon Barnyard Acquired by TG4

29 May 2017

Animated pre-school series Balloon Barnyard has been acquired by Irish language broadcaster TG4. The Gaelic version of Balloon Barnyard is set to premiere on TG4 in December 2017.

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What’s On TV? Monday 29 May – Sunday 4 June

What’s On TV? Monday 29 May – Sunday 4 June

23 May 2017

Never miss a moment of your favourite Australian children’s television series. See what’s on free-to-air and pay TV this week. 

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Little Lunch Acquired by Universal Kids

Little Lunch Acquired by Universal Kids

22 May 2017

Australian comedy series Little Lunch (as well as the two Little Lunch Specials) has been acquired by NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment’s Universal Kids network. Little Lunch will premiere on Universal Kids at the network’s launch in September 2017. 

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Girls Kicking Goals in Mustangs FC

Girls Kicking Goals in Mustangs FC

12 May 2017

Mustangs FC is a new comedy drama series that follows a group of teenagers who start their football club’s first all-girl team. We visited the set of this fantastic Australian series last month to find out more.  

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New Look for ClickView

New Look for ClickView

11 May 2017

Schools accessing ACTF content and resources through ClickView will have noticed the platform’s great new look. The updated format makes it easier than ever to find curriculum-aligned content for the classroom. 

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Queensland Premier’s Reading Challenge Update

Queensland Premier’s Reading Challenge Update

11 May 2017

The ACTF has a number of books listed for 2017 Premiers’ Reading Challenges around the country. These annual reading challenges aim to encourage a love of reading in students, enable them to experience quality literature, and to improve literacy levels. 

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ACTF Welcomes Government Review

ACTF Welcomes Government Review

9 May 2017

The Commonwealth Government has announced a review to “identify sustainable policies to ensure the ongoing availability of Australian and children’s content to domestic and international audiences, regardless of platform.”

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Robyn Butler Wins ADG Award For Little Lunch Special

Robyn Butler Wins ADG Award For Little Lunch Special

9 May 2017

Little Lunch’s Robyn Butler (Gristmill) has won the Esben Storm Award for "Best Direction in a Children's TV or SVOD Drama" at this year’s Australian Directors Guild (ADG) Awards.

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What’s On TV? Monday 15 May – Sunday 21 May

What’s On TV? Monday 15 May – Sunday 21 May

9 May 2017

Never miss a moment of your favourite Australian children’s television series. See what’s on free-to-air and pay TV this week. 

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Australian Dance Week Resource: Dance Academy Movie Webinar

Australian Dance Week Resource: Dance Academy Movie Webinar

30 April 2017

Running from May 1 – 7, Australian Dance Week aims to raise awareness of professional dance and dance in the community, and to celebrate its diversity. Our Dance Academy movie webinar is the perfect resource to prompt engaging conversations about dance in your classroom. 

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Registrations Open for Scriptwriting Workshops at ACMI

Registrations Open for Scriptwriting Workshops at ACMI

30 April 2017

Delivered in partnership with the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, and generously supported by the Victorian Department of Education and Training, our popular virtual scriptwriting workshops are aimed at Year 5 and 6 students. 

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Little Lunch takes home its first Logie!

Little Lunch takes home its first Logie!

26 April 2017

A special episode of the playground comedy has won the award for Most Outstanding Children’s Program at the 2017 TV Week Logie Awards.

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What’s on TV? Monday 24 April – Sunday 30 April

What’s on TV? Monday 24 April – Sunday 30 April

26 April 2017

Never miss a moment of your favourite Australian children’s television series. See what’s on free-to-air and pay TV this week. 

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New Series Little J and Big Cuz on NITV

New Series Little J and Big Cuz on NITV

21 April 2017

Premiering on NITV from Friday 28 April, this new animated series follows five-year old Little J and his nine-year old cousin Big Cuz as they explore the world around them. The series aims to support the transition to school for Indigenous children and their families.

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Jeffrey Walker Webinar: Child Actor to International Director

Jeffrey Walker Webinar: Child Actor to International Director

7 April 2017

Now rescheduled to the 15th of June, the ACTF will be hosting a webinar event for Australian upper primary students with Dance Academy Film Director, Jeffrey Walker. 

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