October 3rd 2014


International Award Nominations: Bushwhacked!

Australian children’s factual entertainment adventure series Bushwhacked! - Series 2 has proven to be a popular choice with audiences around the world with recent nominations in three international awards.

The series was announced as a finalist in The AIB Awards (Association for International Broadcasting) (UK)  In the Children’s Factual Programme/Series category.   That’s on top of recent nominations for the Wildscreen Panda Awards (UK) – and the Australian Screen Producer Awards (SPA).  Winners for all three awards will be announced in the coming weeks.

Bushwhacked! - Series 2, produced by Mint Pictures, introduces Kayne Tremills’ new co-host, Kamil Ellis.  Each episode shot in different locations around Australia, focuses on a mission where Kayne has to track down one of Australia’s most unique or dangerous animals.  Crisscrossing Australia in search of adventure and Aboriginal culture, our hosts learn from wildlife experts and Indigenous communities who help Kayne achieve his mission.

With a third series currently in production, the series has been extremely popular with its ABC3 audience, and is a favourite with international audiences and broadcasters including  Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific, Super RTL (Germany), National Geographic Kids (USA). 

Bushwhacked! - Series 1 and 2 is distributed by the ACTF.

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August 11th 2022

‘Giving space to the voices of the past’: My Place site updated

Curator and writer Jennifer Forest has collaborated with ACTF First Nations Designer April Phillips to update content in the My Place for Teachers decade timeline, aiming to better represent diverse voices from Australia’s past. 

August 11th 2022

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.

August 11th 2022

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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