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Disney: The Magic of Animation exhibit to bring wonder to Melbourne this winter

May 13, 2021

Australia’s national museum of screen culture, ACMI (formerly Australian Centre for the Moving Image), has brought the internationally acclaimed Disney: The Magic of Animation exhibit to Melbourne for its Australian debut as part of the city’s Melbourne Winter Masterpiece series. From today, May 13th, through to Sunday, October 17th 2021, the exhibition celebrates a near-century […]

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Writer David Nicholls to attend Australian premiere of Patrick Melrose during Series Mania

June 29, 2018

BBC First are proud to announce in partnership with ACMI and Film Victoria that three-time BAFTA nominated screenwriter David Nicholls will attend the Australian premiere of his acclaimed new TV series Patrick Melrose at this years upcoming Series Mania Melbourne event. The series will star Oscar nominee and Emmy Award winning actor Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock Holmes, […]

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ACMI is showcasing an interactive Alice in Wonderland exhibition

February 15, 2018

The screen history of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland will be showcased as part of Australian Centre for the Moving Image’s (ACMI) newest exhibition, Wonderland. The world premiere that is part of the Victorian Government’s Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series, will delve into Caroll’s three timeless stories of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass […]

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A Virtual Reality exhibition is coming to ACMI this month

September 8, 2017

Prehistoric VR, a new virtual reality experience, will open at ACMI in Melbourne later this month. Introduced  by one of Australia’s most innovative performing arts companies Erth Visual & Physical Inc, the exhibition will open on Saturday 23 September and run until the 8 October 2017. Also opening up alongside the exhibition, will be a […]

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ACMI announces celebration of Japanese animation company Studio Ghibli in August

July 17, 2017

A month-long film season dedicated to the studio behind some of the most beloved Japanese animations will be screening at ACMI from August. Celebrate! Studio Ghibli will screen 23 titles from the animation company, which ACMI states will “give audiences the chance to delve into the beautifully realised worlds and uniquely imaginative storytelling of Studio Ghibli” […]

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Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan to headline ACMI’s Series Mania

July 6, 2017

The Australian debut of the prestigious television festival Series Mania will be coming to ACMI in Melbourne later this month, with special guest Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul) to headline the festival. Vince will be appearing at an “In Conversation” event, where he will be discussing his experience as the mind behind two of […]

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Interview: Peter Lord and David Sproxton of Aardman Animations open about the future of animation and their legacy

July 1, 2017

There’s no doubt you’ve seen the work of Aardman Animations at some point in your lives. Some of you grew up with it, some of you are just discovering it now and some of you are sharing it with your own kids and reminiscing on the good old days. ACMI has done it once again; […]

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Harvie Krumpet Oscar winner Adam Elliot to join the Aardman co-founders at ACMI Wallace & Gromit exhibition

June 22, 2017

Animation aficionados are in for a treat this Winter with ACMI’s film season as it coincides with the exclusive-to-Melbourne exhibition Wallace & Gromit and Friends: The Magic of Aardman. On Saturday July 15, Melbourne animator and Oscar-winner Adam Elliot (Mary & Max, Harvie Krumpet) will take audiences on a journey though animation in Australia, celebrating the […]

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The Co-Founders of Aardman Animations are coming to Melbourne to celebrate their 40 year anniversary

May 3, 2017

Melbourne is going to be the recipient of something truly special come June, as Peter Lord and David Sproxton of Aardman Animations (Wallace & Gromit, Shaun the Sheep & Chicken Run)  present a range of events and workshops at ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image). The duo will be here to open Wallace & Gromit and Friends: […]

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Film Review: Kelly Reichardt’s Wendy & Lucy (USA, 2008) is a sleepy character study about a homeless woman & her dog

April 19, 2017

Wendy & Lucy is a film that could be renamed “A Street Dog Named Lucy.” I tells the story of a homeless and nomadic American woman and her faithful companion, a dog named Lucy. The story is a slow character study that is lacking in characterisation, drama and detail. The story is directed by Kelly […]

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David Stratton to present a 10 film retrospective on Akira Kurosawa at the Sydney Film Festival

April 12, 2017

The Sydney Film Festival, Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) and The Japan Foundation have announced that David Stratton (much beloved co-host of ABC’s former critic show At the Movies) will present a program of 10 essential films directed by the great Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa. […]

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ACMI and Golden Age Cinema to exclusively screen Kelly Reichardt’s Certain Women

April 7, 2017

Director Kelly Reichardt‘s (Meek’s Cutoff) award-winning latest release Certain Women, starring Michelle Williams, Laura Dern and Kristen Stewart, will be exclusively screening at selected venues later this month. ACMI will also be screening a limited season of Reichardt’s previous works, including Meek’s Cutoff,  Wendy and Lucy and Old Joy, to be screened on 35mm film. ACMI […]

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International Television Festival Series Mania to make Australian debut in Melbourne

April 4, 2017

The world’s most prestigious festival for international television, Series Mania, is set to make its Australian debut in Melbourne with a joint partnership between ACMI and Film Victoria. Held annually in Paris, the Melbourne festival will display program highlights from Series Mania Paris 2017, with over 40 free screenings of premiere seasons of some of […]

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Film Review: Cameraperson (USA, 2016) is an artistic look at the world of documentary filmmaking & cinematography

February 20, 2017

Cameraperson shines a light on the individual behind the camera. In this case it is cinematographer, Kirsten Johnson, a woman with some 25 years’ experience in the movie-making business. She’s also known for having worked on films like Fahrenheit 9/11 and Citizenfour, among others. Cameraperson is a documentary that lets the footage speak for itself […]

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Australia is getting its very own Jim Jarmusch film festival

December 2, 2016

One of the most essential independent filmmakers alive today, Jarmusch’s work will be celebrated with a festival of his films at  ACMI, with the Mebourne institution unveiling their plans for Jim Jarmusch: Rock N Roll, set to kick off on 27 December. The program will feature his latest music documentary, Gimme Danger – a wild, funny, heartfelt […]

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Winners announced for this year’s ACMI Screen It competition

November 3, 2016

Today ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image) announced the winners for this year’s Screen It competition. Screen It is the largest Australian moving image competition and has allowed school-aged filmmakers, animators and game makers to participate. On Friday November 18, students nationwide will have the opportunity to attend a red carpet awards ceremony at ACMI. […]

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Finalists announced for ACMI’s most competitive Screen It competition yet

October 24, 2016

Finalists have been announced for ACMI’s most competitive Screen It Competition to date. The 2016 moving image competition received a record-breaking 587 entries for this year’s theme ‘Mystery’, from 2,521 budding filmmaker, animators, and game designers across Australia.

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Film Review: Alex Gibney’s Zero Days (USA, 2016) is a terrifying and slick documentary

October 17, 2016

Imagine a scenario where a computer virus has the ability to affect a country’s power supply. It sounds like the plot of a thrilling, science fiction film. It is frightening to think that this could be the future of cyberwarfare, especially when one considers this in light of the Stuxnet event. Zero Days is a […]

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Film Review: Jim: The James Foley Story (USA, 2016) tugs at your heartstrings

October 11, 2016

Most people were introduced to James “Jim” Foley when he appeared in a bright orange jumpsuit and reports (and video) confirmed that he had been the first American citizen to be murdered by ISIS. It was a moment where the Islamic State had stripped away his humanity and reduced Foley to a casualty. In the […]

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ACMI to celebrate Asian-Pacific arts with Asia TOPA

October 5, 2016

ACMI, Melbourne’s hub for film, culture and art (located at Federation Square) will soon be celebrating the Asia-Pacific region with the Asia TOPA festival/program. From Thursday, February 2, 2017, ACMI will home to Bollywood exhibition Bombay Talkies, queer mythology screen installation Ex Nilaling, and video triptych Climax of the Next Scene. Additionally, Ex Nilaling artists will […]

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Melbourne’s ACMI unleashes provocative documentary program for October

September 15, 2016

Labelled Lies and Secrets, the recently announced ACMI documentary film program aims to influence discourse around some of today’s most poignant issues. From the depths of cyber space to children living in war-torn Afghanistan. From the story of James Foley, a reporter kidnapped in Syria, to the shocking secrets of drone warfare. This series doesn’t […]

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Lynette Wallworth’s VR experience Collisions to tell an Indigenous Australian story at ACMI

August 3, 2016

Acclaimed artist and filmmaker Lynette Wallworth will present a virtual reality film experience titled Collisions at ACMI from October this year. The free exhibition will be a part of the Melbourne Festival, and will run at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image from Thursday 6 October 2016 to Sunday 15 January 2017. Exploring the […]

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ACMI to host exclusive limited season of political documentary Weiner

July 21, 2016

World politics is a joke right now considering what we see on television. It’s become a routine to roll our eyes on every Australian Politician and Donald Trump’s idiocy of banning immigrants to the U.S borders. Good news for those who love watching political documentaries as ACMI in Melbourne will be showcasing Weiner to the […]

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Melbourne: Celebrate the Rio Olympics at ACMI’s RETROLYMPIAD **Correction**

July 6, 2016

With the Rio Olympics right around the corner, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Melbourne is hosting a night of food, drink, live music and retro Olympic themed video games.

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Scorsese Retrospective set to screen during film festivals in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra

April 1, 2016

Curated by David Stratton, co-host of The Movie Show and At the Movies, Essential Scorsese will be screened at the Sydney Film Festival (8-19 June), ACMI in Melbourne (27 May-12 June), and the NFSA in Canberra (1-23 July). The collection of 10 films will include Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, Raging Bull, and The Age of Innocence.   […]

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ACMI bringing SCORSESE to Melbourne

February 24, 2016

After touring Europe to critical acclaim, the exhibition celebrating the cinematic legacy of the prolific and passionate auteur comes to ACMI this May. From Goodfellas to The Wolf of Wall Street, Martin Scorsese’s intense and exhilarating films define him as one of the world’s greatest directors. Featuring a rich collection from across the director’s work in […]

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Miranda July’s The Future to screen at ACMI to celebrate her Melbourne visit!

February 5, 2016

Filmmaker, writer and artist, Miranda July will be making her way to the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) in Melbourne, presenting two of her films which showcase her creative spirit the world of cinema. Starting February 26 to March 5, ACMI will be screening her most recent feature, The Future (2011) along with her short […]

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Melbourne’s White Night Program at ACMI set to feature an Internet Cat Festival, Google Goggles, Film Screenings and more

January 12, 2016

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) will once again open its doors for the White Night Program in Melbourne with a night of activities and film screenings, along with after hours access to world-class exhibitions. The program features a Cat Festival, a battle between elite gamers in the Gameplay lounge, the chance to experience Virtual […]

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ACMI To Present Feelings are Facts: The Life of Yvonne Rainer

November 10, 2015

Celebrating the legacy of Yvonne Rainer, the choreographer, dancer and filmmaker, The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) will present Jack Walsh‘s documentary, Feelings are Facts: The Life of Yvonne Rainer. The film is a documentary tribute to the artistic legacy of choreographer, dancer and filmmaker, Yvonne Rainer. The film is presented as part […]

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Muppets, Music and Magic: Jim Henson’s Legacy is coming to ACMI (Melbourne)

August 13, 2015

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the great puppeteer Jim Henson’s passing, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) is opening up the unique and enchanting world of his creations. From Monday 21 September – Sunday 11 October 2015  Muppets, Music and Magic: Jim Henson’s Legacy will explore Henson’s films, animations, TV commercials and […]

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