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.

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Before you apply for funding, please read our Funding Guidelines, FAQs and Materials Checklist.

Before you apply for funding, please read our Funding Guidelines, FAQs and Materials Checklist.

If you wish to apply for Development Funding, you must discuss your project with either the Head of Content or the Development and Production Associate before submitting an application

If you wish to apply for Production Funding via a Distribution Advance, you must arrange a meeting with our Head of Content to discuss in further detail.

You can reach us by completing an online enquiry form or contacting us at applications@actf.com.au

Bernadette O'Mahony
Head of Content

Bernadette O'Mahony

Bernadette O’Mahony oversees the ACTF’s development, production and distribution activities.  She has worked in the film and television industry since the 1980s, and her name is linked to a number of prominent Australian productions including The Henderson Kids, The Flying Doctors, Spotswood, The Man From Snowy River (TV series) and Crackers.  Since joining the ACTF, Bernadette has worked on Crash Zone, Legacy of the Silver Shadow, the award-winning series Mortified, Lockie Leonard (Series 1 and 2), Dance Academy (Series, 1, 2 and 3) and My Place (Series 1 and 2), Worst Year of My Life, Again and Bushwhacked!

Ella Barton
Development and Production Associate

Ella Barton

Ella Barton is the assistant to Bernadette and handles the day to day adminstrative tasks of the Production department. Ella is the first point of call for funding and script enquiries.

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Please complete this form if you have a specific question not answered in the Funding Guidelines, or if you wish to make contact to discuss your project.


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