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ACTF Professional Learning in South Australia

ACTF Professional Learning in South Australia

3 March 2016

More than 50 South Australian teachers explored a range of ACTF education resources, programs and tools at the ALEA Workshop in Adelaide.

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If She Can See It, She Can Be It

If She Can See It, She Can Be It

26 February 2016

Academy Award winning actress Geena Davis delivered a powerful keynote at the KidScreen Summit about the need to improve gender balance, reduce stereotyping and create inspiring and identifiable female characters in children’s television.    

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Lasting Memories Of Australian Children’s Television

Lasting Memories Of Australian Children’s Television

26 February 2016

The Memory Project is a research project investigating how adults remember the Australian children’s TV. The project is revealing fascinating insights into the long term significance of Australian children’s television for its audience.

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New Year, New Sales

New Year, New Sales

16 February 2016

The ACTF has had a successful start to 2016, with a number of sales confirmed. 

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Little Lunch App Now Available

Little Lunch App Now Available

16 February 2016

The ACTF has launched a new app based on the popular children’s television program Little Lunch.

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Yianni Rowland's 'Chess People' Wins Trop Jr 2016!

Yianni Rowland's 'Chess People' Wins Trop Jr 2016!

15 February 2016

'Chess People', by Yianni Rowlands from Northcote High School, wins 2016's Trop Jr short film festival competition.

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Two Finalists at Prix Jeunesse Awards

Two Finalists at Prix Jeunesse Awards

12 February 2016

Two ACTF-supported series have been selected as finalists for the 2016 Prix Jeunesse International Festival.

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Nowhere Boys Wins Kidscreen Award

Nowhere Boys Wins Kidscreen Award

11 February 2016

Nowhere Boys - Series 2 has taken out the "Best Non-Animated Or Mixed Series" award in Miami. 

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Dukes of Bröxstônia heads to Germany and Disney XD in the U.S

Dukes of Bröxstônia heads to Germany and Disney XD in the U.S

5 February 2016

Children’s animated short-form comedy series Dukes of Bröxstônia has been sold by the Australian Children’s Television Foundation (ACTF) to German home entertainment company Nipponart GmbH.

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Trop Jr Is Only Two Weeks Away!

Trop Jr Is Only Two Weeks Away!

1 February 2016

The countdown has begun for Trop Jr – the short film festival for kids, by kids!  

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Hoopla Doopla! In Mandarin

Hoopla Doopla! In Mandarin

29 January 2016

The ACTF has partnered with the Asia Education Foundation (AEF) to create a Chinese language resource for primary schools.

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Need Help Bringing Your Children’s TV Program To Life?

Need Help Bringing Your Children’s TV Program To Life?

29 January 2016

Are you an independent writer or producer working on a new children’s television program? The ACTF can assist you with bringing your ideas to the screen.

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Hoopla Doopla! Curriculum Resource Package Coming Soon

Hoopla Doopla! Curriculum Resource Package Coming Soon

20 January 2016

The ACTF is pleased to announce the impending release of the Hoopla Doopla! Curriculum Resource Package for lower-primary Chinese Language teachers featuring English and Mandarin language episodes of the popular TV series. 

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Where in the world is Australian Children’s TV?

Where in the world is Australian Children’s TV?

13 January 2016

2015 marked a great year of international sales to broadcasters in Iran, the US, Europe, Asia and Latin America. 

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My Place: An Australian History Series for All Ages

My Place: An Australian History Series for All Ages

13 January 2016

This Australia Day we’re going to re-watch My Place, a history of Australia told through the eyes of children.

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Bringing The Arts, News and Other Services to Rural and Regional Children

Bringing The Arts, News and Other Services to Rural and Regional Children

13 January 2016

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts has announced a new inquiry into the importance of public and commercial broadcasting, online content and live production to rural and regional Australia, including arts, news and other services.

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You’re Skitting Me – Series 3 Casting Underway

You’re Skitting Me – Series 3 Casting Underway

17 December 2015

The hugely successful ABC3 sketch comedy series You’re Skitting Me will be back for a third series with casting calls recently held in Melbourne.

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What’s On TV?

What’s On TV?

15 December 2015

See our TV guide for the latest free-to-air screenings during the holiday break. 

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Nowhere Boys Movie Screenings Near You!

Nowhere Boys Movie Screenings Near You!

11 December 2015

The Nowhere Boys movie is coming to selected screens on the 1 January! Find participating cinemas closest to you. 

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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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