Cast members, children, members of parliament and film industry professionals will gather tonight for the Australian Children’s Television Foundation Showcase 2023 at the APH Theatre, Parliament House.
The event will be hosted by Arts Minister Tony Burke and ACTF Board Chair Helen Silver and will feature children’s content, including a Season 2 episode of ABC’s political comedy ME The PM’s daughter. It will also screen episodes of preschool animations Little J & Big Cuz, Kangaroo Beach AND Barrumbi Kids.
Special guests include The PM’s daughter star Cassandra Helmot, actor Aaron Fa’Aoso, who voices Old Dog Little J & Big Cuzand Neville and Pounce from Kangaroo beach.
The event is held not only to showcase children’s content but also to thank the Government for its continued support of children’s television and to highlight the value of continued investment in Australian stories.
ACTF Chair Helen Silver said: “Australians produce outstanding children’s content, including live-action children’s drama and animation, as a direct result of government policies and funding that support our industry. This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the breadth and diversity of our film industry’s offering to children and the shows we have supported over the past few years.
“Quality content for children entertains, engages and inspires young audiences and we know they have many supporters in Parliament. But there’s nothing like bringing shows and children to watch inside the building itself to demonstrate the value of investing in quality content for Australian children.”