Development and Production News

ACTF welcomes Federal Government funding boost

The Australian Children’s Television Foundation welcomes the additional investment of $14.5 million over four years announced by Minister for the Arts Tony Burke to support Australian children’s content. 

Australian Children’s Content Summit returns in 2024

Children’s media leaders from across the country and around the world will return to Coffs Harbour this August for the second annual Australian Children’s Content Summit.

Exciting new additions to the Kangaroo Beach cast

Deborah Mailman and Mark Trevorrow have joined the voice cast for the new season of Kangaroo Beach, currently in production.

Windcatcher inspires at Australian Parliament House

The cinema at Australian Parliament House was filled with laughter at a special advance screening of the new family film Windcatcher, hosted by The Minister for the Arts, the Hon. Tony Burke and ACTF Chair Helen Silver.

Watch Windcatcher with your family this Easter

The heartwarming family feature film Windcatcher, starring singer, songwriter and actress Jessica Mauboy and introducing talented newcomer Lennox Monaghan, is now available to stream on Stan.

Producers of Little Lunch and The InBESTigators back with new kids’ series

Australian production company Gristmill has partnered with Canada’s Sinking Ship Entertainment (SSE) to bring an exciting new children’s series to audiences across the globe.

World premiere of Eddie’s Lil’ Homies this February

The animated children’s series Eddie’s Lil’ Homies, inspired by the books of AFL legend Eddie Betts, will premiere on NITV and Netflix from 16 February 2024.

Exciting new projects premiering in 2024

A landmark family film featuring singer, songwriter and actress Jessica Mauboy and an animated series based on the books of an AFL legend are among the ACTF-supported projects set to premiere in 2024.

Production to commence on landmark Tales from Outer Suburbia adaptation

A television adaptation of Shaun Tan’s bestselling illustrated anthology Tales from Outer Suburbia is heading into production, thanks to major production support from the ACTF and Screen Australia in association with the ABC.

A third wave of Kangaroo Beach to hit the shore

The hit animated series Kangaroo Beach will return for a third season, with more action-packed adventure from Australia’s favourite lifeguard cadets.

The ACTF publishes its 2022-23 Annual Report

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.

Cameras ready to roll on family feature film RUNT with all-star cast

A feature film based on the best-selling Craig Silvey novel Runt will soon commence production with an incredible all-star Australian cast including Jai Courtney, Celeste Barber, Deborah Mailman and Jack Thompson.

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