ACTF News
July 15th 2021
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About the Australian Children’s Television Foundation

We are a non-profit company funded by the Commonwealth Government and the governments of all the States and Territories in Australia. We provide assistance and support for children’s media that delivers on our aspirations for the children’s audience and we distribute children’s media all over the world.

Our Purpose

To make Australian children’s lives better through screen content that reflects our culture and values.

Our values

Inclusion, diversity, resilience, imagination, having fun and striving to be our best selves.

Our Vision

High quality Australian children’s screen content reaching and connecting with children on all the platforms they engage with.

Our Team

The ACTF staff are based in our office in Fitzroy and have expertise in development, production, finance, and distribution of children’s screen content and developing resources for the education sector.

Board of Directors

ACTF Board Members are appointed by our funding Ministers.

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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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