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February 26th 2013
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My Place in Arabic

Multi award winning series My Place has been sold to Al Jazeera Children’s Channel. Concluded by international distributor, the Australian Children’s Television Foundation, the deal sees Al Jazeera Children’s Channel picking up worldwide Arabic language rights to My Place Series 1 & 2.

Produced by Matchbox Pictures, and based on the classic Australian picture book by Nadia Wheatley and Donna Rawlins, My Place takes its audience back into the past, depicting the history of one piece of land in Sydney as seen through the eyes of the children who lived there. Spanning over 200 years of Australia’s multi-cultural history, each episode of My Place continues to go back in time at 10 year intervals beginning in 2008 to before European settlement.


My Place Series 1 was the winner of the 2011 Kidscreen Award in the Family Category for Best Non-Animated or Mixed Series, whilst Series 2 won the same Kidscreen Award in 2012.

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New resource: Writing rubrics

In response to teacher feedback received last year, the ACTF has developed writing rubrics to support students entering the 2022 My Place Competition.

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Entries for the 2022 My Place Competition open Monday

Students are invited to submit their creative writing entries for the 2022 My Place Competition from 15 August – 16 September.

August 1st 2022

Academy Award winner Shaun Tan’s Tales from Outer Suburbia to be adapted for television

The Oscar-winning team behind The Lost Thing, Shaun Tan and producer Sophie Byrne, has joined forces with Barbara Stephen and Alexia Gates-Foale from animation studio Flying Bark Productions to develop an animated series based on Shaun’s bestselling illustrated book Tales from Outer Suburbia.

August 1st 2022

Record ACTF investment into new children’s content

The Australian Children’s Television Foundation (ACTF) has committed a record $9.6 million to the development and production of new children’s content since receiving additional funding.

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