News and Events

Catch up on the latest Education News, and read about upcoming professional learning opportunities for teachers and eLearning events for students.

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Latest Education News

Spooky Screen Stories for Your Students

Looking for fun short-form content for your classroom this Halloween? Check out these titles.

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Judging commences for the 2021 My Place competition

Presented in partnership between ABC Education and the ACTF, this year’s My Place Competition received almost 900 entries from young writers across the country.

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Coming Soon: Hardball Series 2 Teaching Toolkit

Our forthcoming education resource will support Year 3-6 teachers and students in addressing all content descriptors the Media Arts curriculum

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Meet Hardball cast and creators in our student webinar

In a free ACMI Education x ACTF event for Media Literacy Week, primary students will meet the creators and cast of Hardball Series 2 and gain insight into children’s television production.

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Our Top 5 Education Resources

Our latest numbers are in, showing the five most viewed ACTF support materials during Term Three. Could these popular teaching resources be used in your classroom next term?

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New to the ACTF Shop: Space Nova and Kangaroo Beach

Two animated children’s series perfect for primary-aged children are the latest additions to the ACTF Shop.

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Learn about Life in Afghanistan with Woven Threads

The short-form series Woven Threads features the voices of refugees who have resettled in Australia sharing their moving stories. The first-person narration is accompanied by beautiful and powerful animations, compelling us to remember our shared humanity and connectedness.

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ACTF announces $3.19 million in production funding

The ACTF has committed $3.19 million in production funding for the 2021/22 financial year to date. With combined total production budgets of $45 million, the mix of series supported so far includes animation, live action drama and factual content.

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First Nations Platform Launch with NEO-Learning

Teachers are invited to join NEO-Learning for the release of their highly anticipated First Nations digital arts education platform on 26 August.

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ACTF Resources for CBCA Book Week

The Children’s Book Council of Australia has celebrated Book Week every year since 1945. From 21 – 27 August this year, children, parents, schools and libraries will celebrate books and Australian children’s authors and illustrators. Teachers, the following ACTF resources will help to foster a love of books and highlight the importance of reading and writing.

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DisRupted Films for the Classroom

From 24 August – 5 September, students across the country will be cheering on local athletes in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. For fictional Australian stories of children with disability achieving in sport, see the following two titles from the DisRupted series of short films.

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Blast Off! New Space Nova Episodes On ABC Me

Teachers, here is something for the young astrophiles in your class: new Space Nova episodes have launched on ABC Me and iview.

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Upcoming Education Events

Hardball Creators & Cast Q&A Webinar

Hardball Creators & Cast Q&A Webinar

Thu 28 Oct 2021, 12:00pm - 12:30pm

This Media Literacy Week, join our free student webinar to find out about the creation of Hardball Series 2.  Students will learn how the series communicates meaning and viewpoints to gain insight into the media production process.


First Day Q&A Webinar

First Day Q&A Webinar

Fri 19 Nov 2021, 12:00pm - 12:30pm

Students and teachers, go behind the scenes of the ground-breaking Australian series First Day in our free Q&A webinar. A 2021 winner in the International Emmy Kids Awards, First Day tells the story of Hannah, a transgender girl starting high school.