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January 13th 2016
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Where in the world is Australian Children’s TV?

The ACTF is pleased to announce that it is has recently sold the popular series My Place (Series 1) to IRIB Media Trade in Iran.

This comes on the back of a great year of sales in 2015 that include Netflix’s acquisition of the comedy mockumentary series Little Lunch for USA, UK and Ireland, as well as Worst Year of My Life, Again! for USA, Canada and Latin America. Little Lunch was also picked up by RTE (Ireland), SVT (Sweden) and TV Ontario (Canada). RTE’s acquisitions didn’t stop there however as they also licensed sketch comedy series You’re Skitting Me (Series 1 & 2).

The multi award winning live action series Lockie Leonard (52 episodes) will be seen by children across Germany with the series picked up by Bayerischer Rundfunk for the national free-to-air children’s channel 'KiKA' as well as ARD channel 'Das Erste'.

Quality documentaries for kids are always popular, and proving that to be true in 2015 was France Televisions’ acquisition of factual entertainment series MY:24, as well as the sale of adventure series Bushwhacked (Series 1) to Once TV (Mexico).

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‘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 now open

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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