Australian Children's Television Foundation

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Abbreviation ACTF
Formation 1982
Legal status Australian non-profit public company limited by guarantee
Purpose Support the development and production of, and distribute, high-quality Australian children’s screen content
Headquarters Fitzroy, Victoria
Location
Website www.actf.com.au

The Australian Children's Television Foundation (ACTF) is a national non-profit children’s media production and policy hub.

The ACTF helps develop children’s television policy; distributes and pays for Australian children’s television series; supports new children’s media; and develops screen resources for the education sector.

The Australian Education Council established the ACTF following recommendations to Commonwealth, State and Territory governments. It is supported by, and receives funding from, the Commonwealth Government and the governments of most States and Territories.

The ACTF provides funding and support to independent Australian producers and writers of children's programs.


History[edit]

The Founding Director of the Australian Children's Television Foundation Dr Patricia Edgar AM was the driving force behind the establishment of the Australian Children's Television Foundation. As the Chair of the Australian Broadcasting Tribunal's Children's Program Committee for 5 years enforcing children's program standards and the children's drama quota Edgar argued quality programs would not be made without a not-for profit production company creating exemplary programs. Her arguments caught the attention of the Victorian Minister for the Arts (and Educational Services) Norman Lacy who invited her to work with him. Lacy was an admirer of Edgar's ideas for improving the quality of children's television production. They agreed to join forces to promote the proposal for the establishment of an organisation to achieve their shared objectives. Lacy then used his ministerial membership of the Australian Education Council and the Australian Arts Ministers' Conference to initiate[1] the establishment of the Australian Children's Television Foundation.[2] He appointed Edgar to the Arts Ministry staff to steer the project, provided office space and establishment funding, and won the support of NSW Education Minister Paul Landa with whom he co-chaired the early steering committee meetings.[1][3][4]

In early 1981, Lacy addressed the Senate Standing Committee on Education and the Arts arguing for the strategic and national importance of a Commonwealth commitment to recurrent funding for the fledgling Foundation.[2] The Senate Standing committee report Children and Television Revisited recommended the establishment of an independent children's television production unit, which was the impetus for the foundation of the ACTF, to be funded by the Australian government with contributions from state and territory governments.[5]

Norman Lacy's political advocacy and practical support coupled with Patricia Edgar's intellectual capacity and lobbying skills eventually won through and the Australian Children's Television Foundation was born with funding support from the Commonwealth Government collectively matched by all the State governments except Queensland.[6] Subsequently, Patricia Edgar, the founding executive director of the Foundation, retired and Jenny Buckland was appointed CEO in July 2002.

Major productions that the ACTF was involved with between 2002 and 2008 included Holly’s Heroes (with Ann Darouzet and Jenni Tosi), Mortified (with Enjoy Entertainment), Double Trouble (with CAAMA) and two series of Lockie Leonard (with Goalpost Pictures). Mortified won more national and international awards than any other children’s program in FFC history.

All those series were commissioned by commercial broadcasters, as a result of the quotas. The ABC was only commissioning very small amounts of children’s drama during those years and most of its shows, other than its in-house productions such as Playschool and Behind The News (which was axed for a time), were imported.

In 2006 the ACTF publicly highlighted the opportunity afforded by the switch to digital television to provide a much better media service for Australian children. It called for the establishment of a dedicated digital public channel for children. The original vision was for a distinctive, comprehensive, children’s public service channel which was predominantly Australian and available to every family that could receive digital free to air television. Ultimately the ACTF joined forces with the ABC to champion this idea, which received support from the Howard Government during the 2007 election campaign.

The Rudd Government gave the ABC funding which saw it establish its children’s destinations on ABC2 (for pre-schoolers) and ABC3 (for school aged children) in 2009.

ABC3 attracted new entrants and original programming ideas. New programs commissioned by the ABC and supported by the ACTF from 2009 include My Place 1 & 2, three series of Dance Academy, several series of Nowhere Boys, three series of Bushwhacked, Worst Year of My Life, Again, Ready For This and Little Lunch.

The history of Australian children’s television and the ACTF are inextricably linked, with the ACTF playing a pivotal role in supporting distinctively Australian programs, and advocating for the support mechanisms required to produce those programs. The ACTF has had a singular focus on achieving quality outcomes for child audiences, and its involvement in every stage of development, production and distribution of children’s television since 1982 has made possible a slate of enduring quality children’s television series that generations of Australian children are growing up with.


ACTF Chairman and Board[edit]

The ACTF continues to receive funding from the Commonwealth and all States and Territories (Queensland is now included). Each State and Territory Government has the right to nominate a member of the Board, and the Commonwealth Government may nominate three members. Those ACTF Board members may elect up to three independent Board members. There is a long and distinguished list of people who have been on the Board over its 35 year history, but the most extraordinary contribution of all is that of Janet Holmes à Court. Janet joined the Board as a representative for Western Australia in 1983. She was elected Chairman of the Board in 1990 and has been re-elected every year since. She is now an independently elected member of the Board.

The headquarters of the ACTF are on Smith Street in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy.

Awards[edit]

YEAR PRODUCTION PRODUCTION COMPANY AWARD LOCATION CATEGORY
2017 Little Lunch (Special): The Nightmare Before Graduation Gristmill US International Film and Video Festival USA Best of Festival - Entertainment
2017 Little Lunch (Special): The Nightmare Before Graduation Gristmill US International Film and Video Festival USA Gold Camera - Children's Entertainment
2017 Little Lunch (Special): The Nightmare Before Graduation Writer: Robyn Butler ADG Award Australia Esben Storm: Best Direction in a Children's TV or SVOD Drama
2017 Little Lunch (Special): The Nightmare Before Graduation Gristmill TV Week Logie Australia Most Outstanding Children's Program
2017 Little Lunch App: A Teacher's Guide ACTF/Essential Media Kidscreen Award USA Best eBook
2016 Bushwhacked! - Series 3 Mint Pictures Chicago International Television Awards USA Silver Plaque: Best Children's Series
2016 Bushwhacked! - Series 3 ACTF Worldfest Houston Remi Awards USA Gold Remi - Children's Audience
2016 Little Lunch Gristmill Chicago International Children's Film Festival USA Children's Jury Prize
2016 Little Lunch Gristmill Worldfest Houston Remi Awards USA Silver Remi - Children's Audience
2016 Little Lunch Gristmill Chicago International Television Awards USA Certificate of Merit: Children's Series
2016 Little Lunch App ACTF SPA Awards Australia Interactive Production
2016 Little Lunch App: A Teacher's Guide ACTF ATOM Awards Australia Best Educational eBook
2016 Nowhere Boys Matchbox Pictures International Emmy Awards France Best Kids Series
2016 Nowhere Boys - Series 2 Matchbox Pictures Kidscreen Awards USA Best Non-Animated or Mixed Series
2016 Nowhere Boys - Series 2 Matchbox Pictures International Emmy Awards USA Kids: Series
2016 Ready For This Blackfella Films/Werner Film Productions AWGIE Awards Australia Children's Category: C Classification
2016 Ready For This Blackfella Films/Werner Film Productions Logie Awards Australia Most Outstanding Children's Program
2016 Ready For This Blackfella Films/Werner Film Productions Worldfest Houston Remi Awards USA Bronze Remi - Children's Audience
2015 Bushwhacked! - Series 2 Mint Pictures Worldfest Houston Remi Awards USA Best TV Series - Family/Children
2015 Dance Academy - Series 3 Werner Film Productions Kidscreen Awards USA Best Non-Animated or Mixed Series
2015 Nowhere Boys - Series 1 Matchbox Pictures Kidscreen Awards USA Best New Series
2015 Nowhere Boys - Series 2 Matchbox Pictures Banff World Media Festival Rockie Awards Canada Youth Fiction
2015 Nowhere Boys - Series 2 Matchbox Pictures Logie Awards Australia Best Children's Series
2015 Nowhere Boys: The 5th Boy Matchbox Pictures Kidscreen: iKids Awards USA Best Website: 6 and Up
2015 The Flamin' Thongs - Episode 2: 'No One Likes A Smart House' MWP - RDB Thongs Worldfest Houston Remi Awards USA Gold Remi: Best Television Animation
2014 Bushwhacked! - Series 2, Episode 1: 'Whale Shark' Mint Pictures Asian Television Awards Singapore Best Children's Programme
2014 Bushwhacked! - Series 2, Episode 2: 'Sea Eagle' Mint Pictures Wildscreen Panda Awards UK High Commendation: Children's Choice Awards
2014 Dance Academy - Series 3 Werner Film Productions Kidscreen Awards USA Best Companion Website
2014 Handball Heroes Carbon Media Queensland Reconciliation Awards Australia High Commendation: Business
2014 Hoopla Doopla! - Episode 9: 'Snow Business' Writer: Kym Goldsworthy AWGIE Awards Australia Children's Television: 'P'
2014 Hoopla Doopla! - Episode 6: 'Hiccups' The Content Agency Asian Television Awards Singapore High Commendation: Best Preschool Programme
2014 MY:24 App Essential Media and Entertainment eLearning Awards Australia Best Community Resource
2014 Nowhere Boys - Series 1, Episode 3 Writer: Craig Irvin AWGIE Awards Australia Children's Television: 'C'
2014 Nowhere Boys - Series 1 Matchbox Pictures Logie Awards Australia Most Outstanding Children's Drama
2014 Nowhere Boys - Series 1 Matchbox Pictures Prix Jeunesse International Germany International Youth Jury
2014 Nowhere Boys - Series 1 Matchbox Pictures SPA Awards Australia Children's Television Production
2014 Nowhere Boys - Series 1 Matchbox Pictures Cynopsis Kids !magination Awards USA Honorable Mention: Online Interactive Experience
2014 Nowhere Boys - Series 1 Matchbox Pictures Cynopsis Kids !magination Awards USA Honorable Mention: Tweens 9-14 Series/Special
2014 Nowhere Boys - Series 2 Matchbox Pictures ATOM Awards Australia Best Children's Television Program
2014 Paper Planes Director: Robert Connoly Cine`festOZ Film Prize Australia Film Prize
2014 The Flamin' Thongs - Episode 1 & 20: 'The Boy Who Cried Blowfly' and 'A Fright At The Opera' MWP - RDB Thongs AACTA Awards Australia Best Children's Television Series
2014 The Flamin' Thongs - Episode 2: 'No One Likes A Smart House' MWP - RDB Thongs Asian Television Awards Singapore Best 2D Animated Programme
2013 Bushwhacked! - Series 1 Mint Pictures Chicago International Children's Film Festival USA Children's Series
2013 Dance Academy - Series 2 Werner Film Productions Kidscreen Awards USA Best Companion Website
2013 Dance Academy - Series 2 Werner Film Productions Chicago International Children's Film Festival USA Gold Plaque: Children's Series
2013 Dukes of Broxstonia - Series 3 Sticky Pictures SPAA Awards Australia Best Children's Television Production
2013 Flea-bitten! Moody Street Kids APRA/AGSC Awards Australia Best Music for Children's Television
2013 You're Skitting Me - Series 1 Jigsaw Entertainment Chicago International Children's Film Festival USA Certificate of Merit: Sketch Comedy Series
2012 Dance Academy - Series 2 Werner Film Productions Asian Television Awards Asia High Commendation: Best Children's Programme
2012 Dancing Down Under Wild Fury ATOM Awards Australia Best Children's Factual Television Program
2012 Flea-bitten! Episode 52: 'Home Truths' Writer: Ray Boseley AWGIE Awards Australia Best Animation Script
2012 Language of Belonging: Wadu Matyidi ACTF ATOM Awards Australia Best Indigenous Resource
2012 Language of Belonging: Wadu Matyidi ACTF ATOM Awards Australia Best Primary Education Resource
2012 My Place - Series 2 Matchbox Pictures ATOM Awards Australia Best Children's Fiction Television Program
2012 My Place - Series 2 Matchbox Pictures Kidscreen Awards USA Best Non-Animated or Mixed Series
2011 Dance Academy - Series 1 Werner Film Productions Kidscreen Awards USA Best Companion Website
2011 Dance Academy - Series 1 Werner Film Productions Logie Awards Australia Most Outstanding Children's Program
2011 Dance Academy - Series 1 Werner Film Productions New York Festival USA Bronze World Medal: Children's/Youth Program
2011 Dance Academy - Series 1 Werner Film Productions Chicago International Film Festival: The Hugo Television Awards USA Gold Plaque: Best Children's Series
2011 Horace In Slow Motion - Series 1 Boombada Best Shorts Competition USA Best of Show: Children/Family Programming
2011 Lockie Leonard - Series 2 Goalpoast Pictures AIMIA Awards Australia Best Cross Platform
2011 My Place - Series 1 Matchbox Pictures Kidscreen Awards USA Best Non-Animated or Mixed Series
2011 My Place - Series 2 Matchbox Pictures Asian Television Awards Asia Best Children's Programme
2011 My Place - Series 2, Episode 1: '1878: Henry' Matchbox Pictures Asian Television Awards Asia Best Children's Programme
2011 My Place - Series 2, Episode 2: '1868: Minna' Writer: Nicholas Parsons AWGIE Awards Australia Children's Television: C Classification
2010 My Place - Series 1 Matchbox Pictures AFI Awards Australia Best Children's Drama
2010 My Place - Series 1 Matchbox Pictures ATOM Awards Australia Best Children's Production
2010 My Place - Series 1 Matchbox Pictures Logie Awards Australia Most Outstanding Children's Program
2008 Lockie Leonard - Series 1 Goalpoast Pictures ATOM Awards Australia Best Children's Fiction Television Program
2008 Lockie Leonard - Series 1 Goalpoast Pictures ATOM Awards Australia Best Secondary Education Resource
2008 Lockie Leonard - Series 1 Goalpoast Pictures Logie Awards Australia Most Outstanding Children's Program
2008 Mortified: Episodes 1,6,16 and 19: 'Taylor's DNA', 'The Talk', 'D.J Taylor' and 'The Wedding' ACTF/Enjoy Entertainment Cairo International Film Festival Egypt Children's Arbitration Committee: Best Televised Program
2008 Mortified ACTF/Enjoy Entertainment Prix Jeunesse Festival Germany Theme Prize: Gender
2008 Mortified ACTF/Enjoy Entertainment Cairo International Film Festival Egypt Bronze: Best Televised Program
2007 Double Trouble: Episode 7: 'Lost in the Desert' Writer: Danielle MacLean AWGIE Awards Australia Best Children's C Classification Script
2007 I Got A Rocket Mike Young Productions/SLR Productions International Emmy Awards USA New Approaches - Daytime Children's
2007 Lockie Leonard - Series 1 Goalpoast Pictures AFI Awards Australia Best Children's Television Drama
2007 Lockie Leonard - Series 1 Goalpoast Pictures Chicago International Film Festival: The Hugo Television Awards USA Silver: Adult Jury Prize
2007 Mortified Actor: Marny Kennedy Golden Chest Awards Bulgaria Best Child's Role
2007 Mortified ACTF/Enjoy Entertainment Golden Chest Awards Bulgaria Bronze: Special Prize for Children's Series
2007 Mortified ACTF/Enjoy Entertainment New York Festival USA Grand Award: Best Youth Program
2007 Mortified ACTF/Enjoy Entertainment New York Festival USA Gold Medal: International Programming and Promotion of Youth: Ages 7-12
2007 Mortified ACTF/Enjoy Entertainment Seoul Drama Awards Korea Best Juvenile Drama
2007 Mortified ACTF/Enjoy Entertainment US International Film and Video Festival USA Gold Camera Award
2006 Holly's Heroes Tosi Westside/The Gibson Group New Zealand Screen Awards NZ Best Children's Programme
2006 Mortified ACTF/Enjoy Entertainment AFI Awards Australia Best Children's Television Series
2006 Mortified Actor: Marny Kennedy AFI Awards Australia Young Actor Award
2006 Mortified ACTF/Enjoy Entertainment ATOM Awards Australia Best Children's Television Series
2006 Mortified ACTF/Enjoy Entertainment Chicago International Film Festival: The Hugo Television Awards USA Children's Live Action Television
2006 Mortified ACTF/Enjoy Entertainment Chris Awards USA Bronze Plaque: 6 Out of 7 Points
2006 Noah & Saskia ACTF New York Festival Australia Silver World Medal
2005 Holly's Heroes Tosi Westside/The Gibson Group AFI Awards Australia Best Children's Drama
2005 Holly's Heroes Tosi Westside/The Gibson Group Qantas Television Awards NZ Best Children's/Youth Programme
2005 Holly's Heroes Tosi Westside/The Gibson Group Chris Awards USA Bronze Plaque: 6 Out of 7 Points
2005 Holly's Heroes Tosi Westside/The Gibson Group US International Film and Video Festival USA Silver Screen Award
2005 Noah & Saskia ACTF ATOM Awards Australia Best Children's Television Series
2005 Noah & Saskia ACTF US International Film and Video Festival USA Gold Camera Award
2005 Noah & Saskia CD-ROM ACTF ATOM Awards Australia Best Secondary Education Resource
2004 Legacy of the Silver Shadow - Episode 1: 'Tomorrow, The World' ACTF Chicago International Film Festival: The Hugo Television Awards USA Certificate of Merit
2004 Noah & Saskia ACTF Chris Awards USA Honourable Mention: 5 Out of 7 Rating Points
2004 Noah & Saskia - Episode 9: 'Extra Spicy' Writer: Sam Caroll AWGIE Awards Australia Best Children's Television Drama (C Classification)
2003 Kahootz ACTF Axiem Awards USA Silver - Interactive: Children's Category
2003 Kahootz ACTF Axiem Awards USA Silver - Interactive: Education Category
2003 Legacy of the Silver Shadow ACTF Chris Awards USA Honourable Mention: 5 Out of 7 Rating Points
2003 Worst Best Friends CoxKnight Productions Chris Awards USA The Chris Statuette - 7 Out of 7 Rating Points
2003 Yolngu Boy Yolngu Boy Festival Cannes - Junior Les Mureaux France Audience Prize
2002 Round The Twist - Series 4, Episode 1: 'Welcome Back' ACTF Logie Awards Australia Most Outstanding Children's Program
2001 Double Trouble - Episode 9: 'Two Dollars' CAAMA The Queensland & Northern Territory Awards for Cinematography Australia Bronze: Tele Features, Television Drama & Mini Series
2001 Round The Twist - Series 3, Episode 12: 'Skunk Man' ACTF Logie Awards Australia Most Outstanding Children's Program
2001 Round The Twist - Series 4 ACTF AWGIE Awards Australia Children's Screen & Radio
2001 Yolngu Boy Actor: John Sebastian Pilakui AFI Awards Australia Best Young Actor's Award
2001 Yolngu Boy Yolngu Boy Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) Africa People's Choice Award
2000 Crash Zone - Series 1, Episode 1: 'Dream Team' ACTF Chris Awards USA Honourable Mention: 5 Out of 7 Rating Points
2000 Kahootz ACTF ATOM Awards Australia Best Primary Education Resource: Multimedia
2000 Lift Off! - Series 2: I Think...Education Resource ACTF ATOM Awards Australia Primary Education Resource
2000 Round The Twist ACTF World Media Festival Germany Website Design - Non-Profit Organisation Website: Intermedia-Globe Silver
2000 Round The Twist - Series 3, Episode 10: 'Tears of Innocence' ACTF New York Festival USA Grand Jury Prize for Best Show - Youth 7-12
2000 Round The Twist - Series 3, Episode 10: 'Tears of Innocence' ACTF New York Festival USA Gold World Medal: Youth Category 7-12
2000 Round The Twist - Series 3, Episode 10: 'Tears of Innocence' ACTF Chris Awards USA Honourable Mention: 5 Out of 7 Rating Points
2000 Round The Twist - Series 3, Episode 3: 'Whirling Derfish' Writer/Director: Ray Boseley Banff World Media Festival Rockie Awards Canada Children's Program Category
2000 Round The Twist - Series 3, Episode 3: 'Whirling Derfish' ACTF New York Festival USA Grand Jury Prize for Best Show - Youth 7-12
2000 Round The Twist - Series 3, Episode 3: 'Whirling Derfish' ACTF New York Festival USA Gold World Medal: Youth Category 7-12
2000 Round The Twist - Series 3, Episode 3: 'Whirling Derfish' ACTF Chris Awards USA Honourable Mention: 5 Out of 7 Rating Points
2000 Yolngu Boy Yolngu Boy Giffoni Film Festival Italy Bronze Gryphon Prize: 'Free To Fly'
2000 Yolngu Boy Production: Brad Shield Australian Cinematographers Society Awards Australia Silver: Cinematography
1999 Crash Zone - Series 1, Episodes 1 & 12: 'The Dream Team' and 'The Shadow' ACTF Golden Chest Awards Bulgaria Children's Jury Prize
1999 Crash Zone - Series 1, Episodes 1 & 12: 'The Dream Team' and 'The Shadow' ACTF Golden Chest Awards Bulgaria Special Prize: Drama for Children & Adolescents
1999 Li'l Elvis Jones and the Truckstoppers ACTF/Viskatoons/France Animation Itheme Awards France Best Animation Broadcast on Cable & Satellite Television
1998 Li'l Elvis Jones and the Truckstoppers: Episode 1: 'Caught in a Trap' ACTF/Viskatoons/France Animation Chiarra D'Assisi Children's Television Prize Italy Best International Children's Program
1998 Li'l Elvis Jones and the Truckstoppers: Episode 1: 'Caught in a Trap' ACTF/Viskatoons/France Animation US International Film & Video Festival USA Bronze: Children's Program Category
1998 Li'l Elvis Jones and the Truckstoppers: Episode 1: 'Caught in a Trap' ACTF/Viskatoons/France Animation US International Film & Video Festival USA Certificate for Creative Excellence
1997 First Day ACTF National Educational Media Network Awards USA The Silver Apple Award
1997 Lift Off! - Series 2: 'Lift Off! to Fire Safety' ACTF Video Fuego Spain Honourable Mention
1996 First Day ACTF ATOM Awards Australia Special Award: Hearthealth Award for Human Development
1996 First Day ACTF Chris Awards USA Social Issues - Documentary Category
1996 Lift Off! - Series 2 ACTF Cairo International Film Festival for Children Egypt Golden Cairo
1996 Lift Off! - Series 2: 'Lift Off! to Fire Safety' ACTF Chris Awards USA Honourable Mention: Education & Instruction: Safety Category
1995 Lift Off! - Series 2, Episode 19: 'Heroes' ACTF The Japan Prize Japan Hoso Bunka Foundation Award for Excellence in Pre-School Programming
1995 Lift Off! - Series 2 ACTF New York Festival USA Bronze: Youth Programming: 7-12 Years
1995 Sky Trackers ACTF ATOM Awards Australia Best Children's TV Series
1994 Round The Twist - Series 2, Episode 12: 'Little Black Balls' ACTF ATOM Awards Australia Children's Television Award
1994 Round The Twist - Series 2, Episode 3: 'Little Squirt' ACTF ATOM Awards Australia Primary Student Judging Panel Award
1994 Round The Twist - Series 2, Episode 3: 'Little Squirt' ACTF Prix Jeunesse International Germany Fiction: 7-12 Years
1994 Sky Trackers Actor: Zbych Trofimiuk AFI Awards Australia Best Young Actor's Award
1994 Sky Trackers ACTF Cairo International Film Festival Egypt Golden Cairo for TV Programs
1994 Sky Trackers - Episode 1: 'Skating The Dish' ACTF AFI Awards Australia Best Children's Drama
1993 Lift Off! - Series 1 ACTF TV World Marketing Awards International Best Marketing by an Independent
1993 Round The Twist - Series 2, Episode 3: 'Little Squirt' ACTF AFI Awards Australia Best Children's Drama
1993 Round The Twist - Series 2, Episode 5: 'Nails' Writers: Paul Jennings & Esben Storm AWGIE Awards Australia Children's Adaptation to Television
1992 Lift Off! - Series 1, Episode 15: 'Something Tells Me' ACTF AFI Awards Australia Best Children's Television Drama
1992 Lift Off! - Series 1, Episode 1: 'A Load of Old Rubbish' ACTF AFI Awards Australia Best Children's Television Drama
1992 Lift Off! - Series 1 ACTF United Nations Association of Australia: Media Peace Awards Australia Children's Category
1991 More Winners: Episode 3: 'Boy Soldiers' ACTF ATOM Awards Australia Highly Commended: General Award - Narrative
1991 More Winners: Episode 2: 'The Big Wish' ACTF ATOM Awards Australia Highly Commended: Children's Award - Narrative
1991 Round The Twist - Series 1, Episode 9: 'Lucky Lips' ACTF ATOM Awards Australia General Award - Narrative
1991 Round The Twist - Series 1, Episode 8: 'Wunderpants' ACTF AFI Awards Australia Best Children's Television Drama
1991 Round The Twist - Series 1, Episodes 9 & 12: 'Lucky Lips' and 'Without My Pants' ACTF ATOM Awards Australia Children's Award - Narrative
1990 Kaboodle - Series 2 ACTF Australian Television Society Awards Australia Certificate of Merit: Children's Category
1990 Kaboodle - Series 2, Episode 1: 'The Great Hedge Race' ACTF ATOM Awards Australia Highly Commended: Children's Award in Animation
1990 Kaboodle - Series 1, Episode 1: 'The Great Detective' Production: Richard Chataway Australian Cinematographers Society Awards Australia Gold: Cinematography
1990 Kaboodle - Series 2, Episode 1: 'The Hedge and Mr. Snip' ACTF ATOM Awards Australia Highly Commended: Children's Award in Animation
1990 More Winners: Episode 3: 'Boy Soldiers' Writer: Cliff Green AWGIE Awards Australia Children's Award
1990 More Winners: Episode 3: 'Boy Soldiers' ACTF Chicago International Festival of Children's Films USA Liv Ullmann Peace Prize
1990 More Winners: Episode 2: 'The Big Wish' ACTF Chicago International Festival of Children's Films USA Outstanding Humour: Festival Award
1990 Round The Twist - Series 1 Writer: Paul Jennings AWGIE Awards Australia Children's Adaptation to Television
1990 Round The Twist - Series 1 Production: Jan Kenny Australian Cinematographers Society Awards Australia Certificate of Merit: Cinematography
1990 Round The Twist - Series 1, Episode 8: 'Wunderpants' ACTF ATOM Awards Australia Highly Commended: Children's Award - Narrative
1990 The Greatest Tune on Earth ACTF Television Society Awards of Australia Australia Certificate of Merit: Children's Program Category
1990 Touch The Sun: Episode 1: 'Captain Johnno' ACTF CCTV China Children's Television Award
1990 Touch The Sun: Episode 1: 'Captain Johnno' ACTF Cinemagic Film Festival Northern Ireland Regional Guild of Film Writers
1989 Touch The Sun ACTF NSW Children's Week Awards Australia Film & Television Award
1989 Touch The Sun: Episode 1: 'Captain Johnno' ACTF International Festival for Youth France Highly Commended: Grand Jury Prize
1988 Kaboodle - Series 1 ACTF Australian Television Society Awards Australia Award for Excellence: Children's
1988 Kaboodle - Series 1 ACTF Banff World Media Festival Rockie Awards Canada International Children's Variety Program
1988 Kaboodle - Series 1, Episode 1: 'Double Take' ACTF ATOM Awards Australia Best Narrative in Animation
1988 Touch The Sun ACTF Bicentennial Pater Awards Australia Australasian Children's Drama Program
1988 Touch The Sun: Episode 1: 'Captain Johnno' Production: Roger Dowling Australian Cinematographers Society Awards Australia Gold: Cinematography
1988 Touch The Sun: Episode 1: 'Captain Johnno' Actor: Damien Walters Australian Television Society Awards Australia Award for Excellence - Performance by a Juvenile Actor
1988 Touch The Sun: Episode 1: 'Captain Johnno' ACTF International Emmy Awards USA Children's & Young People's Category
1988 Touch The Sun: Episode 3: 'Devil's Hill' ACTF Chicago International Festival of Children's Films USA Live Action Feature Length Videotape
1988 Touch The Sun: Episode 4: 'Peter & Pompey' ACTF Australian Television Society Awards Australia Award for Excellence - Children's Drama
1988 Touch The Sun: Episode 4: 'Peter & Pompey' Writer: John Misto Australian Television Society Awards Australia Excellence in Scriptwriting - One-Off Drama or Miniseries
1987 Kaboodle - Series 1, Episode 10: 'The Fogbrook Thing' Writer: Joshua Crooks ATOM Awards Australia Best Narrative in Animation
1987 Kaboodle - Series 1, Episode 2: 'The Huge Adventures of Trevor a Cat' ACTF ATOM Awards Australia Best Animation - Tertiary Student
1986 Winners ACTF Chicago International Festival of Children's Films USA Special Prize for Outstanding Achievements in Developing High Quality Films for Children's Audience
1986 Winners: Episode 2: 'Just Friends' ACTF Chicago International Festival of Children's Films USA Children's Audience Vote: Most Popular Video
1986 Winners: Episode 4: 'The Paper Boy' ACTF Chicago International Festival of Children's Films USA Honourable Mention: Live Action
1986 Winners: Episode 5: 'The Other Facts of Life' ACTF Chicago International Festival of Children's Films USA Special Jury Prize: Cinematic Impact
1986 Winners: Episode 6: 'Top Kid' ACTF ATOM Awards Australia General Award - Narrative
1986 Winners: Episode 6: 'Top Kid' ACTF Chicago International Festival of Children's Films USA Live Action
1986 Winners: Episode 6: 'Top Kid' ACTF Penguin Awards Australia Best Children's Drama
1986 Winners: Episode 7: 'On Loan' ACTF ATOM Awards Australia Children's Award - Social Issues
1986 Winners: Episode 7: 'On Loan' ACTF United Nations Association of Australia: Media Peace Awards Australia Citation
1986 Winners: Episode 7: 'On Loan' ACTF ATOM Awards Australia Highly Commended: General Award - Social Issues
1986 Winners: Episode 7: 'On Loan' Actor: Quang Chinh Dinh St Kilda Film Festival Australia Certificate of Merit: Acting
1985 Winners: Episode 5: 'The Other Facts of Life' ACTF AWGIE Awards Australia Children's Category - Original Work
1985 Yolngu Boy Composer: Bernard Bories Cannes Junior de Ille Maurice Festival France Best Music

Productions[edit]

Some notable television series developed or assisted by the ACTF include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Age, 25 June 1981
  2. ^ Spaull, Andrew. A History of the Australian Education Council 1936-1986, Allen & Unwin, 1987, pp 285-288
  3. ^ Edgar, Patricia. Bloodbath: A Memoir of Australian Television, Melbourne University Press, 2006
  4. ^ Edgar, Patricia. 'The Art of Getting Things Done' in Share Visions - Women in Television, Blonski, Annette. and Glow, Hilary. Eds. Australian Film Commission, 1999, page 30 "Norman Lacy, the Victorian Minister for the Arts and Education, happened to read a paper I’d given for the annual Grierson Lecture in which I had proposed the establishment of a foundation for children’s television. He asked me to see him because he said he liked the idea and I and others set about gathering support. Lacy took the idea to the AEC (the Council of Ministers of Education). After long and extensive lobbying of State governments and Canberra politicians, we succeeded."
  5. ^ Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing Committees -The First 20 Years 1970 - 1990, Parliament of Australia, 30 May 2003.
  6. ^ Spaull, Andrew. ibid

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