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ACTF Virtual Learning Event: First Day Webinar

ACTF Virtual Learning Event: First Day Webinar

13 February 2019

Teachers, have you used the wonderful First Day (2017) short film or our First Day Teaching Toolkit this term? Our upcoming free webinar gives your students the opportunity to discuss the film and its themes with First Day writer and director Julie Kalceff, and lead actress Evie MacDonald. 

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Rose Park PS – Using Mustangs FC in the Classroom

Rose Park PS – Using Mustangs FC in the Classroom

13 February 2019

The ACTF Education Team recently spent a day with Year 6 teacher Karsan Hutchinson and his students at Rose Park Primary School in Adelaide seeing how they integrated Mustangs FC into a 7-week inquiry unit exploring persuasion in the media.

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9 Kidscreen Sessions You Don’t Want to Miss

9 Kidscreen Sessions You Don’t Want to Miss

11 February 2019

The 2019 Kidscreen Summit launches in Miami this week. With an abundance of thought-provoking sessions to choose from, here are our top picks.

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‘Space Nova’ Blasts Off

‘Space Nova’ Blasts Off

8 February 2019

Sydney’s SLR Productions has commenced production on a new animated action-comedy series for six to ten-year-olds. Its space and technology themes tap into the idea of establishing Australia’s first space agency.

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What’s On TV? Monday 11 February – Sunday 17 February

What’s On TV? Monday 11 February – Sunday 17 February

7 February 2019

Never miss a moment of your favourite Australian children’s television series. See what’s on free-to-air and pay TV this week.

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Creating an Inclusive Classroom for 2019

Creating an Inclusive Classroom for 2019

30 January 2019

Teachers, if you are looking for engaging short-form content to explore behaviours and values with students, look no further than the ACTF Education shop

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Dates for Your 2019 Planners

Dates for Your 2019 Planners

30 January 2019

Teachers, we have locked in this year’s dates for some of your favourite ACTF Education offerings. Pop these dates in your calendar, and stay tuned to the Education eNews for further details! 

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Where to Find ACTF Content in 2019

Where to Find ACTF Content in 2019

30 January 2019

Our locally produced children’s series and curriculum-mapped support materials are available to Australian educators on a range of platforms this year. 

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Commemorating the Black Saturday Bushfires

Commemorating the Black Saturday Bushfires

30 January 2019

In the factual entertainment series, MY:24, young people share diverse and aspirational stories about the day that changed their lives forever. In this MY:24 episode, Romy reflects on losing her home and possessions to the Black Saturday bushfires, and how this impacted her life.

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Celebrate Lunar New Year with Hoopla Doopla!

Celebrate Lunar New Year with Hoopla Doopla!

30 January 2019

With Chinese language versions of all Hoopla Doopla! episodes available on ABC iView, it will be a Happy New Year for primary teachers of Mandarin!

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Mustangs S2 Kicks Off an Exciting Year for OzKidsTV

Mustangs S2 Kicks Off an Exciting Year for OzKidsTV

24 January 2019

Series 2 of goal-kicking comedy-drama Mustangs FC has premiered on the ABC, launching an exciting slate of new-release Australian children’s content for 2019.

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Save the Date: ACTF’s 2019 Independent Production Funding Deadlines

Save the Date: ACTF’s 2019 Independent Production Funding Deadlines

24 January 2019

Each quarter, the ACTF offers production funding to support and develop the work of independent writers and producers in creating new children’s television series. 2019’s key application deadlines are published online.

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What’s On TV? Monday 28 January – Sunday 3 February

What’s On TV? Monday 28 January – Sunday 3 February

24 January 2019

Never miss a moment of your favourite Australian children’s television series. See what’s on free-to-air and pay TV this week.

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What’s On TV? Monday 21 January  – Sunday 27 January

What’s On TV? Monday 21 January – Sunday 27 January

21 January 2019

Never miss a moment of your favourite Australian children’s television series. See what’s on free-to-air and pay TV this week.

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What’s On TV? Monday 14 January  – Sunday 20 January

What’s On TV? Monday 14 January – Sunday 20 January

14 January 2019

Never miss a moment of your favourite Australian children’s television series. See what’s on free-to-air and pay TV this week.

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What’s On TV? Monday 17 December  – Sunday 23 December

What’s On TV? Monday 17 December – Sunday 23 December

17 December 2018

Never miss a moment of your favourite Australian children’s television series. See what’s on free-to-air and pay TV this week.

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Who Got Funding at the ACTF Board Meeting?

Who Got Funding at the ACTF Board Meeting?

17 December 2018

The ACTF announces development funding recipients for the November 2018 Round.

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The Inbestigators Called in to Solve Parliament House Mystery

The Inbestigators Called in to Solve Parliament House Mystery

17 December 2018

Ever since the last Little Lunch screening in Parliament House in 2017, burning questions have been doing the rounds of the corridors of power: can the talented team at Gristmill top this? Will they even attempt another kids’ show again, or will they choose to quit while they’re ahead?

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Young Creatives Pitch TV Ideas in Neomad Workshops

Young Creatives Pitch TV Ideas in Neomad Workshops

14 December 2018

The ACTF, NITV and ABC recently participated in a workshop held by Weerianna Street Media in Roebourne, WA. In these unique workshops, local children and teens pitched their ideas for live-action TV series based on the web comic, Neomad. 

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Prepare for Year 7 Transition with the First Day Teaching Toolkit

Prepare for Year 7 Transition with the First Day Teaching Toolkit

10 December 2018

Our latest resource supports teachers in using the award-winning short film, First Day, in their classrooms. The First Day Teaching Toolkit is mapped to the Australian Curriculum. It explores themes relevant to the Year 6/7 transition, including values, identity, resilience, friendships, and inclusivity. 

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