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Woven Threads Accepted in Asia’s ShortShorts Film Festival

Woven Threads Accepted in Asia’s ShortShorts Film Festival

16 May 2019

An episode of animated refugee series, Woven Threads has been accepted in ShortShorts Film Festival’s “Ladies for Cinema” program.

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New Release: Summer’s Day Teaching Toolkit

New Release: Summer’s Day Teaching Toolkit

10 May 2019

Summer’s Day is a warm coming-of-age story which follows 11-year old Summer as she gets her period for the first time. Our latest education resource supports Years 5-8 teachers in using this locally-produced short film in their classrooms. 

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Commemorate National Sorry Day with My Place

Commemorate National Sorry Day with My Place

10 May 2019

Every year on 26 May, Australians acknowledge the mistreatment of Aboriginal people, particularly those belonging to the Stolen Generations and their families. In the My Place episode ‘Laura’, one girl reflects on how policies of forced child removal affected her own family members. 

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ACTF Education Outreach: Brisbane

ACTF Education Outreach: Brisbane

10 May 2019

Being part of a national organisation, the ACTF Education team regularly partners with schools, subject associations and education departments across the country. Last week, our travels took us to north to sunny Queensland.

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Michelle Rowland's Election Pledge for Australian Screen Stories

Michelle Rowland's Election Pledge for Australian Screen Stories

6 May 2019

In a speech to the Make It Australian campaign, the Shadow Minister for Communications pledged that if elected, the ALP Government would convene a Taskforce to conclude the Australian and Children’s Screen Content Review and implement a consistent set of support mechanisms for Australian drama, documentary and children’s content. 

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What’s On TV? Monday 6 May – Sunday 12 May

What’s On TV? Monday 6 May – Sunday 12 May

2 May 2019

Never miss a moment of your favourite Australian children’s television series. See what’s on free-to-air and pay TV this week.

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First Day Webinar: Catch-up on YouTube

First Day Webinar: Catch-up on YouTube

17 April 2019

In ACTF Education's latest virtual learning event, Australian students spoke live with First Day writer / director, Julie Kalceff and lead actress, Evie MacDonald. Missed the webinar? You can now catch up online.

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Coming Soon: Summer’s Day Teaching Toolkit

Coming Soon: Summer’s Day Teaching Toolkit

17 April 2019

Teachers, are you looking for contemporary resources to incorporate in your school’s health education or puberty programs? Soon to be released, our Summer’s Day Teaching Toolkit will provide teachers with discussion starters and engaging learning tasks for students in Years 5-8.  

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ACTF Content Library: Digital Downloads for Schools and Teachers

ACTF Content Library: Digital Downloads for Schools and Teachers

17 April 2019

The ACTF’s rich library of films and TV series are now available for schools and teachers to purchase as digital downloads. Why is this great news for schools?

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What’s On TV? Monday 15 April – Friday 21 April

What’s On TV? Monday 15 April – Friday 21 April

15 April 2019

Never miss a moment of your favourite Australian children’s television series. See what’s on free-to-air and pay TV this week.

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ACTF Sleep at the ‘G Fundraising Update

ACTF Sleep at the ‘G Fundraising Update

5 April 2019

The ACTF’s ‘Sleep at the ‘G’ team is approaching the halfway mark in its target to reach $10,000 to support homeless youth. The crew is currently third on the leader board and is calling for donations to reach first place.

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What’s On TV? Monday 8 April – Sunday 14 April

What’s On TV? Monday 8 April – Sunday 14 April

5 April 2019

Never miss a moment of your favourite Australian children’s television series. See what’s on free-to-air and pay TV this week.

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NSW Students Examine 'Authentic Truths' with MY:24

NSW Students Examine 'Authentic Truths' with MY:24

5 April 2019

The factual entertainment series MY:24 is included as a text in the NSW Year 11 Standard English module, ‘Contemporary Possibilities’. NSW English teachers, will you be teaching this unit next term? 

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2019 ALEA National Conference: Melbourne, 9-12 July

2019 ALEA National Conference: Melbourne, 9-12 July

2 April 2019

The Australian Children’s Television Foundation is very proud to be the principal sponsor of this year’s National ALEA Conference, which will be held in Melbourne. 

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Our Top 5 Education Resources

Our Top 5 Education Resources

1 April 2019

Our latest numbers are in, showing the five most viewed ACTF support materials over the past month. Could these popular teaching resources be used in your classroom? 

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Get Ready to Play: It’s Hardball Time!

Get Ready to Play: It’s Hardball Time!

25 March 2019

Northern Pictures’ first foray into live-action drama for the 7-11 audience – Hardball (13 x 24 min) - will premiere on the ABC Me App on April 1. Distributed internationally by the Australian Children’s Television Foundation, Hardball is the brainchild of creators Guy Edmonds and Matt Zermes.

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Get LinkedIn with the ACTF

Get LinkedIn with the ACTF

21 March 2019

Follow the ACTF on LinkedIn to stay up-to-date with our latest news, relevant trending topics and industry-related insights on kids' TV in Australia and internationally.

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Screenrights’ Cultural Fund Open for Applications

Screenrights’ Cultural Fund Open for Applications

21 March 2019

Applications are now open for Screenrights’ 2019 Cultural Fund, which supports new and exciting initiatives that foster the creation and appreciation of screen content in Australia and New Zealand.

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What’s On TV? Monday 25 March – Sunday 31 March

What’s On TV? Monday 25 March – Sunday 31 March

20 March 2019

Never miss a moment of your favourite Australian children’s television series. See what’s on free-to-air and pay TV this week.

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Digital Workshops for Pre-Service Teachers

Digital Workshops for Pre-Service Teachers

18 March 2019

As part of our ongoing outreach to schools, teachers and pre-service teachers, ACTF Education recently presented a virtual workshop for pre-service secondary Arts Education teachers at the University of South Australia. 

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