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ACTF: Inspire, Entertain, Engage

The ACTF is committed to providing Australian children with entertaining media made especially for them, which makes an enduring contribution to their cultural and educational experience. We are a national children's media production and policy hub and perform a wide range of functions in children's media: as a voice in policy matters; as a distributor of and investor in Australian children's...
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Explore Flight Science with the Paper Pilots

Join the inspiration behind the fascinating children's film Paper Planes with James and Dylan from The Paper Pilots. Students can explore the science of making and flying paper planes in this hands-on virtual excursion - without even leaving the classroom! The Paper Pilots both have world rankings in the art of folding and throwing paper planes.
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First Day (1995) - Teaching Resource

First Day is a 75-minute 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 day and observe the variety of ways in which family cultures and contexts affect the preparation of each child for school. When the first day arrives, we follow the children waking up,...
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In Conversation with Paper Planes Director, Robert Connolly

The creator and director of the acclaimed film Paper Planes, Robert shared his experience of getting an Australian children’s film off the ground. He discussed coming up with the idea for the Paper Planes film, and answered real-time questions from our virtual audience.
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Little Lunch Cast Q&A Webinar – Australian Primary Schools

Mrs Gonsha (Heidi Arena), Debra-Jo (Faith Seci), Rory (Flynn Curry) and Tamara (Olivia Deeble) thrilled primary students from around Australia by participating in a live online webinar on March 24. Students got to quiz the cast on how they got into acting, what was involved in making Little Lunch, their favourite episodes, how the young cast balanced school work and acting, how they deal with...
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Little Lunch Cast Q&A Webinar – W.A Primary Schools

In this webinar for Western Australian primary schools, students asked questions to Little Lunch cast members. Questions included: How they got into acting, what was involved in making Little Lunch, their favourite episodes, how the young cast balanced school work and acting, how they deal with fame, and what tips they would give to aspiring young actors.
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MY:24 App - Introducing Students to Documentary Filmmaking

Moneth Montemayor, media teacher from Indooroopilly State High School in Brisbane, used the MY:24 App to introduce her students to the codes and conventions of the documentary genre. In this video, Montemayor and her students discuss using the app as a guided introduction to documentary filmmaking.
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Ready For This - Cast Q&A Webinar

Ready For This cast members Madeleine Madden (Zoe) and Aaron McGrath (Levi), along with Head Scriptwriter Liz Doran, provide a behind the scenes insight into the award-winning TV series, acting and the script-writing process.
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