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What’s On TV? Monday 17 December  – Sunday 23 December

What’s On TV? Monday 17 December – Sunday 23 December

17 December 2018

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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Who Got Funding at the ACTF Board Meeting?

Who Got Funding at the ACTF Board Meeting?

17 December 2018

The ACTF announces development funding recipients for the November 2018 Round.

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The Inbestigators Called in to Solve Parliament House Mystery

The Inbestigators Called in to Solve Parliament House Mystery

17 December 2018

Ever since the last Little Lunch screening in Parliament House in 2017, burning questions have been doing the rounds of the corridors of power: can the talented team at Gristmill top this? Will they even attempt another kids’ show again, or will they choose to quit while they’re ahead?

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Young Creatives Pitch TV Ideas in Neomad Workshops

Young Creatives Pitch TV Ideas in Neomad Workshops

14 December 2018

The ACTF, NITV and ABC recently participated in a workshop held by Weerianna Street Media in Roebourne, WA. In these unique workshops, local children and teens pitched their ideas for live-action TV series based on the web comic, Neomad. 

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Prepare for Year 7 Transition with the First Day Teaching Toolkit

Prepare for Year 7 Transition with the First Day Teaching Toolkit

10 December 2018

Our latest resource supports teachers in using the award-winning short film, First Day, in their classrooms. The First Day Teaching Toolkit is mapped to the Australian Curriculum. It explores themes relevant to the Year 6/7 transition, including values, identity, resilience, friendships, and inclusivity. 

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Student Voice: 2018 Work Experience Reflections

Student Voice: 2018 Work Experience Reflections

10 December 2018

As an organisation that is passionate about children’s cultural and educational experiences, the ACTF greatly values student work experience programs. Introducing teens to the world of work – often for the first time – is a privilege, and we always aim to make this experience meaningful and inspiring. 

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Coming in 2019: The InBESTigators and Hardball

Coming in 2019: The InBESTigators and Hardball

7 December 2018

Teachers and students can look forward to plenty of exciting new #OzKidsTV content next year!

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New Release: Woven Threads Teaching Toolkit

New Release: Woven Threads Teaching Toolkit

29 November 2018

The Woven Threads: Stories from Afar Teaching Toolkit aims to support teachers in exploring key themes from the Woven Threads series. The resources also aims to build students’ understanding of, and empathy with, refugees and asylum seekers.

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Little J and Big Cuz Wins SDIN Award

Little J and Big Cuz Wins SDIN Award

26 November 2018

Indigenous animated series, Little J and Big Cuz (Ned Lander Media/Old Dog Pictures) is the winner of the Screen Diversity and Inclusion Network’s inaugural SDIN Award.

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What’s On TV? Monday 26 November – Sunday 2 December

What’s On TV? Monday 26 November – Sunday 2 December

23 November 2018

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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Behind the Scenes with the Mustangs FC Cast

Behind the Scenes with the Mustangs FC Cast

20 November 2018

In our live virtual learning event earlier this year, Mustangs FC cast members answered primary and secondary students’ questions about working in the media industry, their Mustangs characters, sport, and their studies.

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2018 Little Lunch App Competition – Winners Announced!

2018 Little Lunch App Competition – Winners Announced!

20 November 2018

After a record breaking number of Little Lunch App entries from talented primary students around the country, we are pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Little Lunch App Competition.

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Supporting Students through School Transitions

Supporting Students through School Transitions

16 November 2018

With the end of the school year fast approaching, many teachers are seeking resources that help students process the transition to a different year level or school. Programs including Little J and Big Cuz, Little Lunch, First Day and Mortified will help students to learn about the new environments, relationships, routines and expectations of their next step in schooling.

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Upcoming Event: Victorian ALEA / ACMI State Conference

Upcoming Event: Victorian ALEA / ACMI State Conference

16 November 2018

Linking to the Victorian Curriculum and drawing on the ACTF content and resources available in FUSE, participants will be introduced to the Little Lunch books, television series and free filmmaking app.

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The ACTF Releases 2017-18 Annual Report

The ACTF Releases 2017-18 Annual Report

12 November 2018

The ACTF has released its Annual Report, outlining its corporate governance, production and funding, education, outreach and financial performance during 2017-18.

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#SCREENFOREVER: Experts Discuss Funding the Future of Kids’ TV

#SCREENFOREVER: Experts Discuss Funding the Future of Kids’ TV

12 November 2018

In Screen Forever's ‘Funding the Future: Kids TV is at a Crossroads’, screen experts will explore how kids TV is being supported in key overseas markets and consider what Australian producers need in order to create the type of content that children here and around the world want to watch.

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What’s On TV? Monday 12 November – Sunday 18 November

What’s On TV? Monday 12 November – Sunday 18 November

12 November 2018

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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Resources for Remembrance Day

Resources for Remembrance Day

1 November 2018

Every year on 11 November, Australians remember those who died or suffered in wars and armed conflicts. Teachers who are exploring the meaning of Remembrance Day with students might like to draw on My Place this year.

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Little Lunch App Competition: Final Call for Entries

Little Lunch App Competition: Final Call for Entries

1 November 2018

Entries close this Friday 09 November for the 2018 Little Lunch App Competition.

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ACTF Virtual Learning: Music for Everyone Webinar

ACTF Virtual Learning: Music for Everyone Webinar

1 November 2018

In our recent live webinar for F-2 students, Tina and Mark Harris (A.K.A. Lah-Lah and Buzz) had students singing, dancing, and learning just how much fun music education can be!

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