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Get Ready to Play Hardball!

Get Ready to Play Hardball!

30 August 2018

A new 13 x half-hour comedy series has commenced shooting in Western Sydney.

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The InBESTigators are on the Case!

The InBESTigators are on the Case!

19 July 2018

The InBESTigators - A new and exciting comedy/mystery series from Gristmill (the creators of Little Lunch), has just commenced shooting in Melbourne.

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Recipients Announced for ACTF Development Funding

Recipients Announced for ACTF Development Funding

22 June 2018

This financial year has seen the ACTF invest a record $421,745.15 in script development funding for children’s projects.

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Series Two of Little J and Big Cuz Announced

Series Two of Little J and Big Cuz Announced

21 June 2018

A second series of Indigenous animation Little J and Big Cuz is now in pre-production.

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Who Got Funding at the ACTF Board Meeting?

Who Got Funding at the ACTF Board Meeting?

30 November 2017

A bumper slate of new and exciting future projects were approved for script development funding at the ACTF board meeting last week.

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Who Got Funded At The ACTF Board Meeting?

Who Got Funded At The ACTF Board Meeting?

14 March 2017

At the Board meeting on 8th March 2017 the ACTF Board approved script development funding for five independent production companies.

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Seven Little Australians Receives Development Funding From The ACTF

Seven Little Australians Receives Development Funding From The ACTF

8 April 2016

Every Cloud Productions has commenced development on a new adaptation of Ethel Turner’s classic Australian novel Seven Little Australians.

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National Screenwriters Conference – Is Kids Leading The Way?

National Screenwriters Conference – Is Kids Leading The Way?

23 March 2016

A panel chaired by the ACTF’s Bernadette O’Mahony brought focus to the outstanding quality of children’s and family entertainment being produced in Australia.

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Who Got ACTF Funding This Round?

Who Got ACTF Funding This Round?

23 March 2016

With our March Board meeting behind us it’s time to announce our successful applicants!

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Who Got Funded At The Last ACTF Board Meeting?

Who Got Funded At The Last ACTF Board Meeting?

2 December 2015

Five new projects secured script development funding at the ACTF’s final board meeting for the year on 24 November 2015.

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Call for Entries: Eureka!

Call for Entries: Eureka!

5 November 2015

In joint initiative “Eureka”, Film Victoria, the ABC and the ACTF are inviting up to four Victorian creative teams to produce a concept for an online children’s short-form series for ABC3.

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ACTF Supported Projects Receive Nine AACTA Nominations

ACTF Supported Projects Receive Nine AACTA Nominations

29 October 2015

Finalists have been announced for the AACTAs: Australia’s 5th Annual Film and Television Awards. 

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Ready for This: New Teen Drama Series Begins

Ready for This: New Teen Drama Series Begins

2 September 2015

After spending the good part of 2015 in production, the ABC’s much anticipated teenage drama series, Ready for This is coming to Australian screens. 

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Filming Starts on Ready For This

Filming Starts on Ready For This

16 March 2015

Blackfella Films (Redfern Now) and Werner Films (Dance Academy) have joined forces as Big Chance Films to create an exciting teen drama currently being filmed in inner city Sydney.

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Filming starts on Little Lunch mockumentary

Filming starts on Little Lunch mockumentary

13 November 2014

Filming has begun in Melbourne on a new 26 x 15 minute children’s series - Little Lunch.

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Nowhere Boys and Dance Academy nominated for Kids Emmy

Nowhere Boys and Dance Academy nominated for Kids Emmy

9 October 2014

Australian children's television programs, Nowhere Boys and Dance Academy - Series 3, have been nominated for the International Emmy®  Kids Award for best ‘Kids Series’.

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International Award Nominations: Bushwhacked!

International Award Nominations: Bushwhacked!

3 October 2014

Bushwhacked! - Series 2 has proven to be a popular choice with audiences around the world with recent nominations in three international awards.

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Screen Producers Australia Awards Finalists Announced

Screen Producers Australia Awards Finalists Announced

22 September 2014

The finalists in the 14th Screen Producers Australia Awards have been announced and the five ‘Children’s Television Production’ finalists include four children’s series supported by the ACTF.

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2014 Australian Writers' Guild Awards

2014 Australian Writers' Guild Awards

8 September 2014

The 2014 AWGIE Awards ceremony was held on 5 September in Sydney and paid tribute to some of Australia’s most talented writers across more than 20 performance writing categories.

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Paper Planes wins film prize

Paper Planes wins film prize

25 August 2014

Paper Planes, the Robert Connolly directed family film has been named the winner of Australia’s richest film prize.

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