Who Got Funded by the ACTF in a Bumper Year for the Development of Australian Children’s Television?

Who Got Funded by the ACTF in a Bumper Year for the Development of Australian Children’s Television?

The ACTF has received a record number of applications for development support in 2020 and committed over $500,000 across the year, to support the development of film and television projects which aim to engage, stimulate and entertain Australian children.

A total of 23 applications were approved for development funding this year, with $510,756 committed for the year to date.  This investment was spread across 19 different projects and production companies and the projects include live action, animation, film and a VR series.

“It was great to see such a wide range of Australian producers and creatives applying for development funding this year, the breadth of the projects in development and the ambition producers are bringing to the kids space is great to see for Australian kids and audiences around the world, who have always loved quality Australian kids series”  said Jenny Buckland ACTF CEO

In addition to development, the ACTF has continued to invest in the production of quality Australian children’s series, providing production finance via distribution advances or equity, or a mix of both, to 5 diverse projects which have entered production this year or  will do so in early 2021; as well as having provided a cashflow loan for a series during its pre-production.

ACTF development funding recipients in 2020 were:

 

Applicant Project Details Amount
Northern Pictures Hardball 2

10 x half hour live action comedy series

$41,480

Cheeky Little Media

Sophie’s Stories

39 x 7 minute animated pre-school series

$21,850

Princess Pictures

Mrs Grumble’s Weekend Rumble

10 x half hour live action drama series

$25,479

Tim Bain

Knee High Spies

26 x 11 minute pre-school series

$14,950

Pirate Size Productions

Ditched

10 x 22 minute live-action series

$25,717

CJZ

Good Deeders

26 x 12 minute live-action series

$17,584

Alix Beane

What the Actual?

10 x half hour live-action series

$21,869

Epic Films

First Day 2

4 x half hour live-action drama series

$23,359

Happening Films

300 Minutes of Danger

10 x 30 minute VR drama series

$12,000

Billy Anchor Productions

Out of This World

10 x half hour live action series

$23,751

Beyond Entertainment

Earth Investigators

26 x 11 minute animated series

$13,230

Epic Films

That’s What You Think!

13 x half hour live-action series

$6,791

Brindle Films

MaveriX

10 x half hour live-action series

$99,018

Gristmill

Lightening Primary

10 x half hour live-action series

$40,700

Goalpost Pictures

You Must Be Layla

13 x 25 minute live-action series

$40,537

Midwinter Films

Timewriters

10 x 24 minute live-action series

$22,161

Brendan Luno and Ray Boseley

The Many Worlds of Michaela Moor

13 x 25 minute live-action series

$15,000

SLR Productions

Meet The Smiths

10 x 22 minute live-action series

$20,280

Moody Street Kids

Go Dodo

Animated feature length film

$25,000

 

The ACTF is looking forward to working with all these production companies in 2021, as they develop their projects and get them ready for presentation to commissioners. With additional Commonwealth funding of $20 million over 2 years from the 1st July 2021, the ACTF is hoping to assist as many of these projects as possible to go into production.

For more information on working with the ACTF, register to attend our online webinar on 10 December 2020: actf.tv/funding-webinar.