Screen stories for International Women’s Day

Every year on 8 March, International Women’s Day is celebrated around the world. These screen stories about change-making Australian girls and women will help primary and secondary teachers explore this year’s theme: Inspire Inclusion. 

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‘Dancing on Wheels!’ (F – 6)

In this episode of Are You Tougher than Your Ancestors?, Charli and Matthew attempt to master the moves that won their coach – artistic rollerskater Tammy Bryant – the 1989 Artistic Rollerskating Championship when she was only 12 years old. 

Download Are You Tougher than Your Ancestors? from the ACTF Shop.

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‘Olympia!’ (Years 3 – 8)

In this episode of Are You Tougher than Your Ancestors?, young swimmers Sienna and Paige attempt to beat the Olympic medal-winning time of Wilhelmina (‘Mina’) Wylie.

This episode is currently available to stream on ABC iview. The complete series can be downloaded from the ACTF Shop.

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Composer Q&A Webinar (Years 5 – 10)

In this ACTF student webinar, Bluey composer Helena Czajka speaks about the underrepresentation of women in her industry.

Hear Helena’s response on our YouTube channel.

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Mustangs FC Q&A Webinar (Years 5 – 10)

In this ACTF student webinar, the cast members from Mustangs FC advise young women wanting a career in the film and television industry.

Hear the cast members’ responses on our YouTube Channel.

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‘Lyndsey’ (Years 7 – 10)

In this episode of MY:24, Lyndsey reflects on how the ‘big sister’ she met through a mentorship program helped her to turn her life around.

The MY:24 series is available to download from the ACTF Shop.

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March 28th 2024

Exciting new additions to the Kangaroo Beach cast

Deborah Mailman and Mark Trevorrow have joined the voice cast for the new season of Kangaroo Beach, currently in production.

March 28th 2024

Crazy Fun Park up for a BANFF Rockie Award

The comedy-horror series Crazy Fun Park has been named Children’s Production of the Year at the SPA Awards and selected as a finalist at the Rockie Awards.

March 28th 2024

Windcatcher inspires at Australian Parliament House

The cinema at Australian Parliament House was filled with laughter at a special advance screening of the new family film Windcatcher, hosted by The Minister for the Arts, the Hon. Tony Burke and ACTF Chair Helen Silver.

March 28th 2024

Watch Windcatcher with your family this Easter

The heartwarming family feature film Windcatcher, starring singer, songwriter and actress Jessica Mauboy and introducing talented newcomer Lennox Monaghan, is now available to stream on Stan.

February 26th 2024

Water safety resources to support F-2 swimming lessons

Two free learning resources created for junior primary students will help teachers educate Foundation to Year 2 students on water safety through the popular animated television series, Kangaroo Beach.

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