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New Release: Mustangs FC Teaching Toolkit

New Release: Mustangs FC Teaching Toolkit

27 July 2018

Exploring gender, relationships, mental health, leadership or diversity with your students? Our free Mustangs FC Teaching Toolkit will support you in examining these big issues – all key themes in the award-winning series Mustangs FC.

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Entries Open for the 2018 My Place Competition

Entries Open for the 2018 My Place Competition

24 July 2018

Calling all young writers! Entries are now open for the 2018 My Place Competition, a national short story contest for students.

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Woven Threads to Screen at L.A. Shorts Festival

Woven Threads to Screen at L.A. Shorts Festival

24 July 2018

Animated series, Woven Threads, will screen at the L.A. Shorts International Film Festival this July.

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What’s On TV? Monday 23 June – Sunday 29 July

What’s On TV? Monday 23 June – Sunday 29 July

24 July 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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The InBESTigators are on the Case!

The InBESTigators are on the Case!

19 July 2018

The InBESTigators - A new and exciting comedy/mystery series from Gristmill (the creators of Little Lunch), has just commenced shooting in Melbourne.

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Conference recap: 2018 AATE / ALEA National Conference

Conference recap: 2018 AATE / ALEA National Conference

17 July 2018

The ACTF Education team attended this year’s AATE/ALEA National Conference as both presenters and exhibitors. As always, we have come away inspired by the engaging discussions had around literacy learning and teaching. 

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New to F-2 Music Education?

New to F-2 Music Education?

17 July 2018

Have you been asked to teach F-2 classroom music in Term Three? Not sure where to start? Check out our latest resource – Lah-Lah’s Adventures: Music for Everyone

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2018 My Place Competition: Entries Open 20 July

2018 My Place Competition: Entries Open 20 July

17 July 2018

Our national short story contest for primary students in Years 3-6 opens this Friday, 20 July. We can’t wait to read students’ imaginative thoughts on what life might be like for a 2018 My Place character. 

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Little J and Big Cuz Wins 2018 Logie Award

Little J and Big Cuz Wins 2018 Logie Award

4 July 2018

Australia’s first Indigenous animated series, Little J and Big Cuz (Ned Lander Media for NITV) has won the 2018 TV Week Logie Award for Most Outstanding Children’s Program.

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What’s On TV? Monday 9 June – Sunday 15 July

What’s On TV? Monday 9 June – Sunday 15 July

4 July 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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Recipients Announced for ACTF Development Funding

Recipients Announced for ACTF Development Funding

22 June 2018

This financial year has seen the ACTF invest a record $421,745.15 in script development funding for children’s projects.

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What’s On TV? Monday 25 June – Sunday 1 July

What’s On TV? Monday 25 June – Sunday 1 July

22 June 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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Series Two of Little J and Big Cuz Announced

Series Two of Little J and Big Cuz Announced

21 June 2018

A second series of Indigenous animation Little J and Big Cuz is now in pre-production.

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Comedy Scriptwriting Workshops Wrap Up

Comedy Scriptwriting Workshops Wrap Up

18 June 2018

Our June series of virtual comedy scriptwriting workshops for Year 5 and 6 students, presented in partnership with the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), wrapped up last week. 

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New to the ACTF Shop – Little Lunch: Triple the Games

New to the ACTF Shop – Little Lunch: Triple the Games

13 June 2018

The fifth hilarious book in the series by Danny Katz and Mitch Vane, Little Lunch: Triple the Games is now available in the ACTF Shop

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

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

7 June 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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Australia Takes Home Prix Jeunesse International Awards

Australia Takes Home Prix Jeunesse International Awards

7 June 2018

Two Australian series, First Day and What It’s Like To Experience A Disability, have received honours at Munich’s prestigious Prix Jeunesse International Festival this May.

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Vale Tony Morphett

Vale Tony Morphett

7 June 2018

Tony Morphett, the esteemed Australian screenwriter who passed away earlier this month, was a well loved former member of the Australian Children’s Television Foundation Board. 

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Nominations for 2018 Logies

Nominations for 2018 Logies

6 June 2018

The nominations for the 60th TV Week Logie Awards “Most Outstanding Children’s TV Series” have been announced.

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ACTF Education Outreach: University of Queensland Workshop

ACTF Education Outreach: University of Queensland Workshop

4 June 2018

As part of our ongoing outreach to schools, teachers and pre-service teachers, ACTF Education recently presented a virtual workshop on Media Arts for pre-service primary teachers at the University of Queensland. 

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