2022-2023 Highlights

The Australian Children’s Television Foundation invested or committed nearly $10 million in production funding during the 2022-23 financial year, as well as investing almost $600,000 in the development of 20 new projects.

Production and Funding

  • $3,792,096 was spent on production investment, with a further $6,109,916 committed to projects at financing stage.
  • $596,205 was spent on development investment, going to 20 projects.
  • 5 ACTF supported programs premiered during the year: Barrumbi Kids, Crazy Fun Park, Kangaroo Beach Series 2, 100% Wolf Series 2 and The PM’s Daughter Series 2.
  • 3 further ACTF supported programs were in production during the year: Eddie’s Lí’l Homies, Space Nova Series 2 and Little J & Big Cuz Series 4.
  • 5 further ACTF supported productions were financed during the year, with production to commence in the 2023-24 financial year: Windcatcher, Tales From Outer Suburbia, Whale Shark Jack, Runt and Kangaroo Beach Series 3.


  • Crazy Fun Park won the 2023 Logie Award for Most Outstanding Children’s Program while fellow Logie nominee, Barrumbi Kids, won Children’s Production of the Year at the 2023 Screen Producers Australia (SPA) Awards.
  • More Than This won 1st Prize for Youth TV from both the Professional Jury and the Youth Jury at the 2022 Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, while Space Nova won 2nd Prize for Animated TV from the Professional Jury at the same event.

International Sales

  • $2,088,337 worth of international sales were generated from 66 contracts to 28 territories, with highlights including sales of The Inbestigators to NHK Japan, More Than This to VRT Belgium, Crazy Fun Park to the BBC and Barrumbi Kids to First Nations Experience – FNX – USA.

Education and Outreach

  • Six new learning resources were released, supporting teachers to use recently released shows such as More Than This, Red Dirt Riders, MaveriX and The Deep in the classroom.
  • A NAIDOC themed digital resource to compliment the 2023 theme: For Our Elders was released, drawing attention to episodes and clips from a range of ACTF-supported shows (such as Little J & Big Cuz, Barrumbi Kids, Thalu and Crazy Fun Park) where the role and stories of Elders are championed.
  • Webinars for students and teachers held through the year lifted the bonnet on the production process with special guests discussing the script writing process, creature and character design and visual effects; while in person events were held with students and teachers alongside partners including the Maritime Museum (Sydney), the Dream Big Festival (Adelaide) and ACMI (Melbourne).

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