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 A Monster Triple Trop

A Monster Triple Trop

15 August 2013

Trop Jr is shaping up to be a Monster of an event! This month we experienced the world’s first Trop Jr Roughcut symposium - for budding filmmakers and now Trop Jr and Tropscore are open for entries!...

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In Post-Production

In Post-Production

12 August 2013

The new comedy kid’s drama The Worst Year of My Life, Again has wrapped up 14 weeks of filming around Melbourne and is now in post-production

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Super RTL gets Bushwhacked!

Super RTL gets Bushwhacked!

23 July 2013

Adventure documentary series Bushwhacked! is currently screening on Germany's premiere commercial television network for kids, Super RTL. ...

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Handball Heroes - Coming soon to ABC3

Handball Heroes - Coming soon to ABC3

10 July 2013

Slide on your sweatbands, grab some chalk and join our Handball Heroes as they take off on an action-packed quest no fun-loving fan of handball heroics can afford to miss!...

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Role of the Dramaturg

Role of the Dramaturg

8 July 2013

For this drama series, Alison has taken on a role like no other she’s played before – that of dramaturg - teaching the young stars of the show the ins and outs of working on a professional television series...

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Discovery Kids Asia gets Bushwhacked!

Discovery Kids Asia gets Bushwhacked!

20 June 2013

Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific has acquired the action packed, documentary adventure series Bushwhacked. The fun-fuelled adrenalin filled series will air on Discovery Kids, an edutainment channel targeting kids between the ages of 6 and 12, across Asia in 2014...

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First Ever Trop Jr Roughcut Symposium Announced!

First Ever Trop Jr Roughcut Symposium Announced!

19 June 2013

Following in the footsteps of Tropfest's famous filmmaking symposium, Trop Jr Roughcut is a filmmaking forum for budding young talent to learn from the industry's best.

In 2012, Tropfest established Roughcut, a filmmaking symposium designed to cultivate outstanding storytelling on screen. Now, in 2013, Trop Jr is excited to launch the inaugural Trop Jr Roughcut, designed to inspire and engage the next generation of successful Australian filmmakers.

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Programs to Support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures

Programs to Support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures

28 May 2013

Explore the Cross-Curriculum Priority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures with your students, using the latest multimedia resources from the ACTF...

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Vale Hazel Hawke AO

Vale Hazel Hawke AO

28 May 2013

The Australian Children’s Television Foundation mourns the loss of Hazel Hawke, a director on our Board for 18 years, from 1983 to 2001. 

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Issues In Australian Children's Television

Issues In Australian Children's Television

6 May 2013

Screen Australia has released new research looking at how children engage with screen content and the challenges involved in financing, producing and scheduling children’s programs...

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Language of Belonging Wins 'Best in Class'

Language of Belonging Wins 'Best in Class'

26 April 2013

Language of Belonging – Wadu Matyidi has won an Interactive Media Award for being ‘Best in Class’ for Education...

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Hoopla Doopla! A ceremony in Beijing!

Hoopla Doopla! A ceremony in Beijing!

24 April 2013

Filming has started on the exciting ABC-CCTV co-production Hoopla Doopla! To mark the occasion a ceremony was held in Beijing 23 April 2013.

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Dance Academy 2 on a winning streak

Dance Academy 2 on a winning streak

18 April 2013

The internationally-popular children’s television series Dance Academy has won three awards (all in the space of a week)!...

 

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German kids get Bushwhacked!

German kids get Bushwhacked!

10 April 2013

Adventure documentary series Bushwhacked! has been sold by the ACTF to Germany's commercial television network for kids, Super RTL. The sale was made official on Tuesday 9 April at the 2013 MIPTV television industry market in Cannes...

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New Dukes Series Rocks into Cannes

New Dukes Series Rocks into Cannes

5 April 2013

At the MIPTV Market this month, the ACTF will launch a new season of the successful animation Dukes of Broxstonia

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Hoopla Doopla! A co-production in Bejing!

Hoopla Doopla! A co-production in Bejing!

27 March 2013

Hoopla Doopla! is a whimsical, magical world for 2-5 year olds – where only circuslogic applies...

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Independent Projects Investment - Board Approvals

Independent Projects Investment - Board Approvals

18 March 2013

At its meeting on 4 March 2013 the ACTF Board approved script development funding one project:

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My Place in Arabic

My Place in Arabic

26 February 2013

Multi award winning series My Place has been sold to Al Jazeera Children’s Channel...

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Bumper by Ben wins Trop Jr

Bumper by Ben wins Trop Jr

18 February 2013

Twelve year old Ben McCarthy from NSW has won Trop Jr with his short film Bumper, about a frog that can’t jump.  ...

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Take Part in the Australian Teacher's Survey

Take Part in the Australian Teacher's Survey

6 February 2013

The Australian Children’s Television Foundation and Screen Australia are undertaking a survey of teachers so we can better understand how audiovisual content is being used within the classroom.

Findings from the Teacher’s Survey: 2012 will help set the strategic priorities of both organisations to ensure that teachers have the best tools to incorporate Australian screen stories into their teachings. ...

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