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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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 Trop Jr talent JUMPs into finals

Trop Jr talent JUMPs into finals

5 February 2013

The Trop Jr finalist filmmakers for 2013 are all aged between 11 and 15 years and come from NSW, Victoria, Queensland, ACT and Western Australia. Their Trop Jr films will be screened for a celebrity judging panel in the Domain, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney on Sunday 17 February from 11am to 2pm. There will also live satellite links to outdoor locations in major cities around Australia; including Melbourne, Canberra, Perth, Wollongong and Surfers Paradise...

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Now available for download

Now available for download

30 January 2013

This month Mal.com, Dancing Down Under and You're Skitting Me became available for download from the iTunes store.  You can choose to buy the entire series or individual episodes. For under $A2.99 you and/or your kids can download an episode to watch on your computer, tablet or smart phone. There are many more great ACTF titles available, just check out the home sales section of our website for more details...

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Do you know a Handball Hero?

Do you know a Handball Hero?

19 December 2012

Handball Heroes is on a quest to find the best Aussie-playground-handballers in QLD, NSW and the Torres-Strait...

 

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Winners and Award Nominees

Winners and Award Nominees

4 December 2012

ACTF supported productions have recently won or been nominated for a number of awards...

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Independent Projects Investment - Board Approvals

Independent Projects Investment - Board Approvals

4 December 2012

The November ACTF Board approved development investment in two new projects...

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NITV switches on with Bushwhacked!

NITV switches on with Bushwhacked!

3 December 2012

NITV, the dedicated national Indigenous television service, is including Bushwhacked! in its line-up when it begins broadcasting on SBS4 from 12 December 2012...

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Round the Twist - Completely Twisted Collection

Round the Twist - Completely Twisted Collection

3 December 2012

All of your favourite episodes from the international award winning comedy show, Round the Twist, are now available in one DVD box set...

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JUMP to it Jr Troppers!

JUMP to it Jr Troppers!

3 December 2012

Filmmakers aged 15 years and younger have until 3 January 2013 to enter the Trop Jr film-making competition and unleash their creativity on the big screen...

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A win for the Producer of Dance Academy

A win for the Producer of Dance Academy

27 November 2012

Joanna Werner was named 2012 Australian Children’s Producer of the Year at the SPAA Independent Producer Awards in November...

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2011-12 ACTF Annual Report is now online

2011-12 ACTF Annual Report is now online

26 November 2012

The past financial year has been summarised in the 2011/12 Annual Report which is available now for download...

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Double win for Language of Belonging!

Double win for Language of Belonging!

26 November 2012

Language of Belonging – Wadu Matyidi has won not one, but two awards at the 2012 Australian Teachers’ of Media (ATOM) Awards!...

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Latest Education News available!

Latest Education News available!

23 November 2012

The latest edition of the ACTF 'Education News' is available online. Visit our Education News Publications page for this and previous editions...

'Education News' is the education newsletter of the ACTF, published four times per year. It includes the latest catalogue of ACTF productions as well as programs and teaching resources created by other Australian producers...

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Care for Kids newsletter Nov 2012

Care for Kids newsletter Nov 2012

23 November 2012

The latest edition of the ACTF's 'Care For Kids' is available online now. Visit our Care For Kids Newsletter Page for this and previous editions...

'Care For Kids' features news and updates about the ACTF’s activities, including development and production investment, international sales activity, educational resource development and recent policy initiatives...

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Dukes of Broxstonia - right at home in Finland & Latin America!

Dukes of Broxstonia - right at home in Finland & Latin America!

5 November 2012

The ACTF’s Worldwide Program Sales team is pleased to announce two recent sales of the short-form animated comedy Dukes of Broxstonia....

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Jump into Trop Jr 2013

Jump into Trop Jr 2013

5 October 2012

Trop Jr is modelled on Tropfest, the world largest short film festival and one of Australia’s most well-loved film and cultural events...

Filmmakers aged 15 years and younger have until 3 January 2013 to enter the Trop Jr film making competition.

 

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You're Skitting Me - Sold to Germany

You're Skitting Me - Sold to Germany

21 September 2012

The ACTF is delighted to announce the sale of the children’s sketch comedy series You’re Skitting Me to ARD Bayerischer Rundfunk for broadcast on Germany’s dedicated free-to-air channel for children, Kinderkanal (KiKa). ...

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Horace in New Zealand!

Horace in New Zealand!

18 September 2012

With Series 2 having won the Best in Show award at the Best Shorts Competition in California earlier this year, Horace in Slow Motion (Series 1 & 2) has recently been licensed by New Zealand’s public broadcaster TVNZ...

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Independent Projects Investment - Board Approvals

Independent Projects Investment - Board Approvals

14 September 2012

The ACTF Board at their meeting in September approved development investment in three new projects

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Dance Academy 1, 2, 3

Dance Academy 1, 2, 3

11 September 2012

Dance Academy has now been sold to more than 180 territories, including Teen Nick in the US and Nickelodeon UK.  The series is produced by Werner Film Productions in association with the ACTF and ZDF Enterprises, for the ABC and ZDF.  ZDF Enterprises distributes the series outside Australia and New Zealand...

 

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