We acknowledge and respect the Traditional Owners of lands across Australia, their Elders, Ancestors, cultures and heritage, and recognise the continuing sovereignties of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nations.

We respectfully acknowledge the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation, who are the Traditional Owners of the land on which the ACTF is based and pay our respect to their Elders past and present.

We are honoured to have the opportunity to learn from the oldest cultural storytellers in the world and seek to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander practitioners to share their rich culture and perspectives with children in Australia and around the world via stories on screen.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices or names of deceased persons in photographs, film, audio recordings or text.

ACTF Funding

The ACTF provides funding and support to independent producers and writers of quality children's programs.

We support the creation of new children's programs which have an Australian voice and point of view, and which children, parents and educators will find engaging, entertaining, accessible, creative and innovative. 

ACTF funding is available for:

Development

To progress an idea to the stage where it’s market ready for pitching; or, if a project already has market attachment, to take it to a further development stage(s).

Production

Via Distribution Advances and/or Equity Investment.

Before we provide funding, we assess the project against a range of criteria, including:

  • The originality and quality of the story
  • The experience of the team behind it
  • Its potential to engage with young audiences

Although overall quality is our primary consideration in assessing a project, we also seek to encourage:

  • Diverse stories, voices and faces
  • An Australian voice and point of view
  • Bringing new and emerging producers to the industry, while harnessing the skills of experienced producers
  • Works that address gaps in content/genre/age groups. 

With our support, we aim to elevate every project to the next level and ensure it is produced to the highest standards. We will therefore provide feedback, and creative approvals and regular consultation are a condition of any type of production investment.

Latest News

March 5th 2021

Which Are the Latest Projects to Receive ACTF Development Funding?

The year is off to a great start with six projects receiving ACTF development funding in the first few months of 2021.
February 8th 2021

ACTF Content Team: Supporting Kids’ TV That Counts

After a significant year for children’s television in 2020, with ACTF-supported series winning an unprecedented number of awards and being sold to multiple territories across the world, the ACTF content team are primed to support the next batch of meaningful, high-quality and entertaining children’s television projects.

Search ACTF

No results