ACTF funds 19 Kids’ TV projects

New Kids TV projects from CJZ, Gristmill (pictured), Goalpost Pictures, SLR Productions and Epic Films have been funded by the Australian Children’s Television Foundation.

ACTF received a record number of applications for development support in 2020 and committed over $500,000 for projects which aim to engage, stimulate and entertain Australian children.

A total of 23 applications were approved for development funding this year, with $510,756 committed for the year to date. This investment was spread across 19 different projects and production companies and the projects include live action, animation, film and a VR series.

“It was great to see such a wide range of Australian producers and creatives applying for development funding this year, the breadth of the projects in development and the ambition producers are bringing to the kids space is great to see for Australian kids and audiences around the world, who have always loved quality Australian kids series,” said Jenny Buckland ACTF CEO,

In addition to development, the ACTF has continued to invest in 5 diverse projects which have entered production this year or will do so in early 2021, and provided a cashflow loan for a series during its pre-production.

ACTF development funding recipients in 2020 were:

Northern Pictures
Hardball 2
10 x half hour live action comedy series
$41,480

Cheeky Little Media
Sophie’s Stories
39 x 7 minute animated pre-school series
$21,850

Princess Pictures
Mrs Grumble’s Weekend Rumble
10 x half hour live action drama series
$25,479

Tim Bain
Knee High Spies
26 x 11 minute pre-school series
$14,950

Pirate Size Productions
Ditched
10 x 22 minute live-action series
$25,717

CJZ
Good Deeders
26 x 12 minute live-action series
$17,584

Alix Beane
What the Actual?
10 x half hour live-action series
$21,869

Epic Films
First Day 2
4 x half hour live-action drama series
$23,359

Happening Films
300 Minutes of Danger
10 x 30 minute VR drama series
$12,000

Billy Anchor Productions
Out of This World
10 x half hour live action series
$23,751

Beyond Entertainment
Earth Investigators
26 x 11 minute animated series
$13,230

Epic Films
That’s What You Think
13 x half hour live-action series
$6,791

Brindle Films
MaveriX
10 x half hour live-action series
$99,018

Gristmill
Lightening Primary
10 x half hour live-action series
$40,700

Goalpost Pictures
You Must Be Layla
13 x 25 minute live-action series
$40,537

Midwinter Films
Timewriters
10 x 24 minute live-action series
$22,161

Brendan Luno and Ray Boseley
The Many Worlds of Michaela Moor
13 x 25 minute live-action
$15,000

SLR Productions
Meet The Smiths
10 x 22 minute live-action series
$20,280

Moody Street Kids
Go Dodo
Animated feature length film
$25,000

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