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Miranda July’s The Future screens at ACMI to celebrate her Melbourne appearance
Wednesday 3 February 2016
To celebrate the visit to Melbourne of filmmaker, artist and writer Miranda July, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) presents two films that showcase her distinctive cinematic voice. From 26 February to 5 March, ACMI Cinemas will screen July’s most recent feature The Future (2011), together with her short film Getting Stronger Every Day (2001).

Announcing ACMI X: ACMI Creates Next Generation Creative Hub
Wednesday 3 February 2016 
In a game changer for museums, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) today announces the first collaborative working space for the creative industries set up by a major cultural institution in Australia, ACMI X. 

Fashion on Film 2016
25 February to 14 March 2016
The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) presents Fashion on Film, a carefully chosen collection of fashion documentaries hot off the runways in London, Milan, New York and Paris, as part of Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF). Between 25 February and 14 March 2016, marvel over the last collections of Alexander McQueen, meet Hubert de Givenchy, and learn about the hat that sat atop some of Hollywood’s greatest stars. As always, each documentary is accompanied by a short film that has been handpicked from the 2016 VAMFF Film Competition.

ACMI welcomes Australian International Documentary Conference to its new home
28 February to 2 March 2016
In 2016 Australia’s shrine to cinema, Australian Centre of the Moving Image (ACMI) becomes the new home of Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) when the annual event is hosted by ACMI from 28 February to 2 March 2016. AIDC is the Asia-Pacific’s premier event for documentary, specialist factual and unscripted entertainment. The event combines a dynamic marketplace, ideas forum and public screening program into four days of invaluable project and professional development, inspiration and networking. 

Summer Late Night for 15 to 25 year-olds
Friday 22 January 2016
The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) announces the first Summer Late Night session targeted for 15 to 25 year-olds: a free, late night party from 5 to 11pm on Friday 22 January 2016. Participate in interactive experiences including a live Robotic Performance by Dylan Martorell, and see headline music act The Stevens fresh from their recent USA tour, plus gain afterhours access to ACMI’s current exhibition Julian Rosefeldt: Manifesto. Food and drink will also be on offer along with a showcase of work created during the Signal Summer program. This is an all ages event, with an enclosed licensed area provided for the consumption of alcohol for guests who are over the age of 18 years.

ACMI announces Daniel Crooks: Phantom Ride
Tuesday 16 February to Sunday 29 May 2016
The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and The Ian Potter Cultural Trust are proud to present the world premiere of Phantom Ride, a brand new work by one of Australia’s leading moving image artists, Melbourne-based Daniel Crooks. Practising across a range of media including digital video, photography and installation, Crooks’ work plays with the notion of time, stretching and distorting reality while questioning our perception of it. 

ACMI announces White Night Melbourne 2016 program
20 February 2016
For White Night Melbourne 2016, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) will once again open its doors to host a night of special activities and film screenings, along with providing after hours access to its world-class exhibitions. LOL at the Internet Cat Festival, battle it out and witness elite guest gamers in the Gameplay Lounge, experience Virtual Reality from behind Google Goggles and plenty more, all in one night on Saturday 20 February 2016.

Nasty Baby
5 to 19 February 2016
Multi-award nominee Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids, Skeleton Twins, Knocked Up) stars in Nasty Baby, a Brooklyn-set relationship drama with a sting in its tail, screening exclusively at ACMI Cinemas from 5 to 19 February 2016. Director Sebastián Silva (The Maid), stars alongside Wiig and TV on the Radio frontman Tunde Adebimpe.

Jeremy Scott: The People’s Designer
25 to 31 January 2016
ACMI presents Jeremy Scott: The People’s Designer, a celebrity-filled documentary about the polarising fashionista whose life went from country boy to couturier, screening at ACMI Cinemas from 22 to 31 of January 2016. Director Vlad Yudin follows Scott as he prepares for his debut runway show with Milan luxury brand Moschino in 2014.

Feelings are Facts: The Life of Yvonne Rainer (Australian Premiere)
Monday 9 November 2015 
ACMI will present the Australian premiere of Feelings are Facts: The Life of Yvonne Rainer; a documentary tribute to the artistic legacy of choreographer, dancer and filmmaker, Yvonne Rainer, showing from 12 December in a special program celebrating the artistic manifesto. 

ACMI announces Screen It 2015 Winners
Wednesday 4 November 2015
ACMI is delighted to announce the winners of Screen It 2015, Australia’s annual moving image competition for school-aged filmmakers, animators and game makers. In 2015, Screen It attracted a record 502 entries, comprising 1,916 students from across Australia, creating live-action films, computer games and animations inspired by this year’s theme, Change. 

ACMI announces Screen It 2015 Finalists
Monday 26 October 2015
ACMI today announced the finalists for the annual 2015 Screen It competition, Australia’s largest moving image competition for school-aged filmmakers, animators and game makers. The competition attracted an unprecedented 502 entries, comprising 1,916 students from across Australia, creating live-action films, computer games and animations inspired by this year’s theme, Change. 

ACMI announces Summer Films 2015-16
Tuesday 20 October 2015
This summer, ACMI will screen a hand-picked selection of soul music biopics, punk rock classics, sound art documentaries and award-winning foreign language films, all of which are exclusive to ACMI from December to January 2016.

ACMI presents the world premiere of Julian Rosefeldt's Manifesto starring Cate Blanchett 
Wednesday 14 October 2015
This summer ACMI unveils the world premiere of Manifesto (2015), a new thirteen-channel work by pre-eminent artist Julian Rosefeldt starring Cate Blanchett. Manifesto is at the heart of Rosefeldt’s survey exhibition opening at ACMI on Wednesday 9 December 2015.

Orry-Kelly: Dressing Hollywood opens today at ACMI
Tuesday 18 August 2015
ACMI today unveilied Orry-Kelly: Dressing Hollywood, the world premiere exhibition celebrating the life and work of one of Australia’s most successful artistic exports to Hollywood. A talented costume designer who hailed from Kiama, New South Wales, Orry-Kelly (1897-1964) was responsible for some of the most memorable and magical visions to grace our screens. The exhibition is showing at ACMI from 18 August to 17 January 2016.

Robert Connolly joins ACMI's Screen It as Ambassador, entries close soon
Wednesday 5 August 2015 
Entries for Screen It, Australia’s largest competition for school-aged filmmakers, animators and game makers, run annually by ACMI, will close on Monday 21 September, 2015. Joining the judging panel this year is newly appointed Screen It Ambassador, director and screenwriter Robert Connolly.  

Seb Chan joins ACMI as Chief eXperience Officer
Monday 20 July 2015
ACMI has appointed internationally recognised museums sector digital revolutionary, Seb Chan, to a newly created role of Chief eXperience Officer (CXO) – the first role of its kind in the international museum sector.

David Bowie is...Opens at ACMI 
Wednesday 15 July 2015 
ACMI today launched the critically acclaimed exhibition celebrating one of the most influential artists in music, film and video, fashion and performance. David Bowie is comes to ACMI from London’s Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) for a strictly limited season from 16 July 2015 as part of the Victorian Government’s Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series.

ACMI announces two new executive positions
Tuesday 7 July 2015
ACMI has appointed two new senior roles responsible for the organisation’s marketing, brand, audience development, and fundraising and stakeholder engagement activities. ACMI Director & CEO, Katrina Sedgwick, today announced that Emma Levy has been appointed to the role of Head of Marketing, with Tamara Harrison appointed to the newly created position of Head of Development.

ACMI's Hothouse to school young documentarians 
Monday 27 April 2015
ACMI and the Victorian Government have created the ultimate incubator for emerging documentarians and are seeking promising young Victorians to apply for this once in a lifetime learning opportunity. Hothouse is a week-long intensive program for Victorian students in Years 10 to 12, aimed at nurturing creativity and moving image skills. Ten students are cherry-picked each year and dropped into a fast-paced production studio to gain hands-on production experience, contacts in the industry and plenty of career inspiration. 

ACMI announces Orry-Kelly: Dressing Hollywood
Wednesday 22 April 2015
ACMI is delighted to announce Orry-Kelly: Dressing Hollywood - a new exhition from 18 August 2015 - 17 January 2016 celebrating the life and work of one of our most successful exports to Hollywood. Orry-Kelly was a costume designer from the small coastal town of Kiama, NSW, who designed for a staggering 285 films, creating countless magical moments in cinema.

ACMI announces broadcasting executive and former film festival director Katrina Sedgwick as new Director and CEO
Thursday 11 December, 2014|
Peter Lewinsky, President of the ACMI Board, today announced the appointment of broadcasting executive and award-winning former festival director and creative producer, Katrina Sedgwick, to the role of Director and Chief Executive Officer at ACMI. 

Daniel Crooks awarded $100,000 Ian Potter Moving Image Commission
Thursday 30 October 2014
Following the first critically acclaimed Ian Potter Moving Image Commission (IPMIC), The Ian Potter Cultural Trust and ACMI today announced the second $100,000 commission in the ten-year program for new works by mid-career Australian artists has been awarded to celebrated Melbourne-based video artist, Daniel Crooks.

Melbourne farewells DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition to the world!
Tuesday 28 October 2014
ACMI and Los Angeles-based studio, DreamWorks Animation, on Sunday farewelled DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition, after a hugely successful world premiere run as part of the Victorian Government’s Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series.

Shaun Tan’s The Lost Thing finds its way across Australia
Tuesday 16 September 2014
The Australian Government’s Australia Council for the Arts has awarded ACMI a $241,185 touring grant to take the popular Melbourne-made exhibition Shaun Tan’s The Lost Thing: From book to film to nine regional centres from 2015.

New President appointed to the ACMI Board
Friday, 29 August 2014
ACMI today announced the appointment by the Victorian Government Minister for the Arts, Heidi Victoria MP, of Mr Peter Lewinsky to the role of Board President.

David Bowie is Announced
Wednesday, 13 August 2014
Direct from a sell out season in London, ACMI proudly presents the ground-breaking exhibition David Bowie is as our next Melbourne Winter Masterpiece.


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