First Day


It’s Hannah Bradford’s first year of high school. As a 12 year-old transgender girl, Hannah not only has to navigate the challenges that come with starting a new school, but find the courage to live as her most authentic self.

Project Details

Writer / Director: Julie Kalceff
Producers: Kirsty Stark, Kate Croser
Co-Producers: Julie Kalceff, Kate Butler


First Day (Season 1) is the recipient of an International Kids Emmy, GLAAD Media Award, Kidscreen Award, Rose d’Or and BANFF Rockie Award, among many other national and international award nominations.

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The First Day series is based on the 2017 standalone episode of the same name.

All four episodes of Season 1 can currently be viewed around the world:

Australia: ABC iview –

USA: Hulu –

Canada: CBC GEM –, Societe Radio Canada (French), TFO Ontario (French)

UK: BBC iPlayer (no longer available) –

New Zealand – TVNZ –

The series is also screening in

Sweden (Sveriges Television AB – SVT), Norway (Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation – NRK), Finland (Finnish Broadcasting Corporation – TV1 YLE), France (France Televisions), Belgium (Radio Television Belgium), the Netherlands (Netherlands Public Broadcasting – NPB), Ireland (Radio Telefis Eireann – RTE), Israel (Hot TV),  Japan (NHK), Taiwan (MOMOKIDS), Brazil (Canal Futura), Denmark (Danish Broadcasting Corporation – DR TV), and South Africa (Urban Pictures for SABC).

First Day is available for purchase from the Australian Children’s Television Foundation website for educational purposes, alongside a Teaching Toolkit that is mapped to the Australian Curriculum for Year 6 and 7 students.

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