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Little Lunch App Competition: Start Planning for Term 3!

Little Lunch App Competition: Start Planning for Term 3!

22 June 2017

The ACTF Education team is excited to announce details of this year’s Little Lunch App Competition for primary students. 

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Gratacos Family Celebrate 100 Years in Business

Gratacos Family Celebrate 100 Years in Business

22 June 2017

The ACTF’s exclusive Spanish distributor is celebrating an amazing milestone!   Congratulations to the Gratacos family who are celebrating their 100th year in the Spanish audio and visual industry this year.

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Little Lunch is Best of the Festival!

Little Lunch is Best of the Festival!

22 June 2017

Little Lunch: The Nightmare Before Graduation has won the Best of the Festival in Entertainment at the 50th US International Film & Video Festival.

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Jeffrey Walker Webinar: Child Actor to International Director

Jeffrey Walker Webinar: Child Actor to International Director

19 June 2017

ACTF virtual learning events enable us to develop learning communities all over the country, and to share our resources and expertise widely. In our latest webinar, students had the opportunity to ask Australian director Jeffrey Walker about his inspirational career.

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Little Lunch Picks Up Top Prize!

Little Lunch Picks Up Top Prize!

19 June 2017

The Nightmare Before Graduation has received top honours from the US International Film & Video Festival.

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France Says Bonjour to MY:24

France Says Bonjour to MY:24

15 June 2017

From the beginning of July, French public broadcaster France 4 will screen the French language version of MY:24: a teen documentary series that follows 26 young people as they recount the 24 hours that changed their life.

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What’s On TV? Monday 19 June – Sunday 25 June

What’s On TV? Monday 19 June – Sunday 25 June

14 June 2017

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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Teaching Resources for Refugee Week

Teaching Resources for Refugee Week

9 June 2017

The ACTF has recently compiled a range of engaging educational content and support materials related to Refugee Week and World Refugee Day.  

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ACTF Professional Learning: Supporting WA Teachers

ACTF Professional Learning: Supporting WA Teachers

8 June 2017

The ACTF Education team supports teachers Australia-wide in using ACTF materials through outreach to schools, news updates, and by providing professional learning. Our most recent series of professional learning workshops took us to Western Australia. 

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Learning and Laughing in Comedy Scriptwriting Workshops

Learning and Laughing in Comedy Scriptwriting Workshops

8 June 2017

Presented in partnership with the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), our entertaining series of virtual comedy scriptwriting workshops for Year 5 and 6 students kicked off this week. 

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Stories To Tell: Protecting Australian Children's Screen Content

Stories To Tell: Protecting Australian Children's Screen Content

5 June 2017

A discussion paper, exploring the protection of Australian children’s screen content in the digital, multi-platform age has been released this week.

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Free article access: “Children’s Television in Transition”

Free article access: “Children’s Television in Transition”

2 June 2017

In a series of recently released journal articles, you can find the answers you’ve always been burning to know about children and the media. 

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What’s On TV? Monday 5 June – Sunday 11 June

What’s On TV? Monday 5 June – Sunday 11 June

31 May 2017

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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Balloon Barnyard Acquired by TG4

Balloon Barnyard Acquired by TG4

29 May 2017

Animated pre-school series Balloon Barnyard has been acquired by Irish language broadcaster TG4. The Gaelic version of Balloon Barnyard is set to premiere on TG4 in December 2017.

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What’s On TV? Monday 29 May – Sunday 4 June

What’s On TV? Monday 29 May – Sunday 4 June

23 May 2017

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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Little Lunch Acquired by Universal Kids

Little Lunch Acquired by Universal Kids

22 May 2017

Australian comedy series Little Lunch (as well as the two Little Lunch Specials) has been acquired by NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment’s Universal Kids network. Little Lunch will premiere on Universal Kids at the network’s launch in September 2017. 

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Girls Kicking Goals in Mustangs FC

Girls Kicking Goals in Mustangs FC

12 May 2017

Mustangs FC is a new comedy drama series that follows a group of teenagers who start their football club’s first all-girl team. We visited the set of this fantastic Australian series last month to find out more.  

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New Look for ClickView

New Look for ClickView

11 May 2017

Schools accessing ACTF content and resources through ClickView will have noticed the platform’s great new look. The updated format makes it easier than ever to find curriculum-aligned content for the classroom. 

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Queensland Premier’s Reading Challenge Update

Queensland Premier’s Reading Challenge Update

11 May 2017

The ACTF has a number of books listed for 2017 Premiers’ Reading Challenges around the country. These annual reading challenges aim to encourage a love of reading in students, enable them to experience quality literature, and to improve literacy levels. 

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ACTF Welcomes Government Review

ACTF Welcomes Government Review

9 May 2017

The Commonwealth Government has announced a review to “identify sustainable policies to ensure the ongoing availability of Australian and children’s content to domestic and international audiences, regardless of platform.”

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