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Two wins at the 2015 AACTA Awards

Two wins at the 2015 AACTA Awards

11 December 2015

'Best Children’s Television Series' and 'Best Original Feature Film Screenplay' at the 2016 AACTA Awards went to the ACTF supported projects Ready For This and Paper Planes respectively.

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WA Schools to Access ACTF Resources

WA Schools to Access ACTF Resources

10 December 2015

The WA Department of Education has licensed the ACTF’s entire catalogue of children’s television series and educational resources for use in government schools state-wide. 

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Trop Jr Returns as Tropfest Receives Funding Lifeline

Trop Jr Returns as Tropfest Receives Funding Lifeline

7 December 2015

On the Sunday originally scheduled to play host to the 2015 Tropfest Film Festival, John Polson announced to the world that Tropfest is back to screen in Sydney’s Centennial Parklands on Sunday 14 February, 2016.

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Ready For This and Paper Planes Recognised

Ready For This and Paper Planes Recognised

2 December 2015

Best Children’s Television Series and Best Original Feature Film Screenplay at the 2016 AACTA Awards. 

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Who Got Funded At The Last ACTF Board Meeting?

Who Got Funded At The Last ACTF Board Meeting?

2 December 2015

Five new projects secured script development funding at the ACTF’s final board meeting for the year on 24 November 2015.

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AACTAs For Paper Planes And Ready For This

AACTAs For Paper Planes And Ready For This

1 December 2015

Two ACTF supported series have won awards at the 5th Annual AACTAs, hosted in Sydney on Monday night.

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Latest Worldwide Sales

Latest Worldwide Sales

1 December 2015

The ACTF has sold a number of award winning live-action children's series to broadcasters across the globe over the past few months.

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Resources for Secondary Pre-Service & First-Year Teachers

Resources for Secondary Pre-Service & First-Year Teachers

25 November 2015

The ACTF Education Team ran two workshops for more than 40 secondary pre-service teachers from the Australian Catholic University during Term 4.

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ACTF Annual Report

ACTF Annual Report

23 November 2015

The ACTF Annual Report was released today.  

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Protecting The Rights Of The Child Consumer

Protecting The Rights Of The Child Consumer

20 November 2015

Jenny Buckland’s conference speech focussed on how Australian TV regulations put the rights of child consumers at the centre of policy thinking.

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SOPHISTAKIDS

SOPHISTAKIDS

20 November 2015

Inside the secret world of today's Tweens and Teens at SPA's SCREENFOREVER conference.

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Producing Comedy For Kids

Producing Comedy For Kids

18 November 2015

Little Lunch producers Wayne Hope & Robyn Butler explain why they diversified into kids content.

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2015 Trop Jr Film Festival Update

2015 Trop Jr Film Festival Update

13 November 2015

Less than one month before it was due to be held, the Trop Jr Film Festival has been cancelled.

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ACTF Screening Room

ACTF Screening Room

9 November 2015

If you haven’t already done so, don’t forget to register for access to the new ACTF Screening Room. 

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ACTF projects receive 9 nominations at the 2015 AACTA Awards

ACTF projects receive 9 nominations at the 2015 AACTA Awards

9 November 2015

Little Lunch, Ready for This & Nowhere Boys (Series 2) have all received nominations for Best Children’s Television Series in the 2015 AACTA Awards.

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Come See the ACTF at the Asia Television Forum Next Month

Come See the ACTF at the Asia Television Forum Next Month

9 November 2015

The ACTF is looking forward to the Asia Television Forum this year and being part of the Australia Pavilion again. 

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 MIPCOM Wrap-Up

MIPCOM Wrap-Up

9 November 2015

The ACTF's international sales team signed off on a number of sales following last month’s MIPCOM market in Cannes.

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Lockie Leonard 1 & 2 - Sold To BR/ARD Germany

Lockie Leonard 1 & 2 - Sold To BR/ARD Germany

9 November 2015

The award winning Australian live-action children’s comedy/drama series Lockie Leonard (Series 1 & 2) has been sold to Bayerischer Rundfunk and ARD.

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Netflix Acquires Little Lunch and Worst Year Of My Life, Again!

Netflix Acquires Little Lunch and Worst Year Of My Life, Again!

9 November 2015

Netflix has acquired the children’s live action comedy series Little Lunch for the US, UK and Ireland. 

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Peter Maggs Appointed as New Head of Education

Peter Maggs Appointed as New Head of Education

9 November 2015

The ACTF has welcomed Peter Maggs back to the team as the Head of Education.

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