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.
ACMI announces Melbourne Music Week Live Events
Thursday 8 October 2015
To celebrate Melbourne Music Week (MMW), ACMI in association with MMW will present two immersive experiences marrying film and live music on Thursday 19 November and Friday 20 November 2015.
ACMI announces A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence - the final instalment in Roy Andersson's 'Living Trilogy'
Wednesday 23 September 2015
ACMI will screen A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting on Existence (En duva satt på en gren och funderade på tillvaron) (2014) – the final chapter in the award-winning ‘Living Trilogy’ from acclaimed Swedish director, Roy Andersson from 29 October to 15 November 2015.
ACMI announces Eyes Without a Face: Surveillance in Cinema
Tuesday 15 September 2015
Presented in association with Melbourne Festival, ACMI will screen Eyes Without a Face: Surveillance in Cinema – a package of films exploring how the act of surveillance warps the way ordinary citizens conduct themselves behind closed doors and in the context of new and emerging technologies. The season runs from Thursday 8 October - Sunday 25 October 2015.
Tuesday 8 September 2015
The story of one of the twentieth century’s oft forgotten design pioneers, Eileen Gray, has its Australian premiere season from 9 October at ACMI, co-presented with MPavilion. Gray Matters (2014) will screen alongside an encore season of Eames: The Architect and The Painter (2011).
The Muppets Take ACMI!
Thursday 3 September 2015
To commemorate the 25th year since Jim Henson’s passing, the Muppets are taking over ACMI during September and October with a rich program of films, workshops, talks and live events exploring the unique and enchanting world of the greatest puppeteer of all time, Jim Henson.
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.
Let’s Dance: In Between the Message and Medium
Tuesday 28 July 2015
On Saturday 5 September a range of voices come together to discuss Indigenous representation in non-Indigenous media and give historical context to David Bowie’s iconic music video for ‘Let’s Dance’ when ACMI and the Koorie Heritage Trust present Let’s Dance: In Between the Message and the Medium.
ACMI presents Fashion Mavericks on Film
Monday 27 July 2015
In collaboration with Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2015, ACMI is celebrating the fashion rule breakers, the disrupters and the enfant terribles – the mavericks of fashion who are challenging the status quo and questioning the way we make clothing. Fashion Mavericks on Film screens from Friday 28 August - Sunday 13 September 2015.
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... opening at ACMI on Thursday 16 July 2015
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 announces top ten students for 2015 Hothouse program
Friday 19 June 2015
ACMI today announced ten promising Victorian documentary filmmakers from Years 10 to 12 as the successful applicants of the 2015 Hothouse initiative, which aims to foster creativity and filmmaking skills in Victorian students.
ACMI scoops the pools at Australasian museum design awards
Thursday 28 May 2015
ACMI in Melbourne has taken out four first prize awards at the prestigious 2015 Museums Australia Multimedia and Publication Design Awards in Sydney last weekend.
Symposium: The Stardom and Celebrity of David Bowie
Monday 18 May 2015
ACMI will host a two-day symposium bringing together artists, academics and cultural commentators, in conversation and performance, to reflect upon the cultural and artistic significance of ‘David Bowie’ in rock, pop, film, art, fashion and performance. Coinciding with the exclusive Australasian season of the David Bowie is exhibition at ACMI, The Stardom and Celebrity of David Bowie, will take place on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 July 2015.
ACMI announces The Falling
Friday 15 May 2015
ACMI will screen The Falling (2014), an exquisitely haunting drama from British director Carol Morley starring Maisie Williams (Arya, Game of Thrones) that charts the outbreak of mass hysteria at an all-girls school in 1960s Britain from Monday 29 June - Sunday 26 July 2015.
ACMI announces Ingmar Bergman: Selected by David Stratton
Thursday 14 May 2015
ACMI in association with Sydney Film Festival and National Film and Sound Archive of Australia is delighted to announce Essential Bergman: Selected by David Stratton, a retrospective season of works by Swedish master filmmaker Ingmar Bergman curated by David Stratton from Thursday 11 June - Sunday 28 June 2015.
ACMI presents Jazz on Film 2015
Monday 27 April 2015
Presented as part of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, ACMI will screen an inspiring compilation of films exploring the multiple facets of jazz and its soulful artists, from uncompromising mentors and brutal teachers, to steadfast political activists and hardened outlaws. Jazz on Film 2015 features six works showing from Friday 29 May - Saturday 6 June 2015.
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 presents Lukas Moodysson on Film
Tueday 21 April 2015
ACMI will present a spotlight season celebrating Sweden’s eternal teenager and acclaimed cult director, Lukas Moodysson in Lukas Moodysson on Film. From his charming feature debut, Show Me Love to the irresistible We Are The Best!, ACMI will screen four Moodysson films from Friday 22 May - Tuesday 26 May 2015.
ABC’s game changers Bajo and Hex to host 2015 Screen It Awards
Monday 13 April 2015
ACMI is thrilled to announce that the 2015 Screen It Awards will be hosted by stars of ABC TV’s Good Game, Steven “Bajo” O'Donnell and Stephanie “Hex” Bendixsen, at ACMI on Friday 13 November 2015.
ACMI presents Poles Apart
Monday 23 March 2015
The Arctic and the Antarctic have never looked more magnificent or precarious than in Poles Apart - a season exploring the great frontiers of our planet presented by ACMI in association with Climarte, from Saturday 18 April to Friday 15 May 2015.
ACMI presents War Pictures: Australians at the Cinema 1914-1918
Tuesday 10 March 2015
ACMI in association with the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia today launched War Pictures: Australians at the Cinema 1914-1918. The world premiere free exhibition commemorating the Centenary of the First World War is now showing at ACMI until 26 July 2015.
ACMI presents Comedy Films
Friday 6 March 2015
To celebrate the Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF), ACMI will pay homage to humour, screening a documentary about 30 Rock star, Elaine Stritch as well as showcasing a program of Australian-made short films from 2 April to 26 April 2015.
ACMI presents Listen Up Philip
Tuesday 3 March 2015
ACMI will screen Listen Up Philip (2014), a black comedy about a misanthropic novelist directed by bourgeoning American talent, Alex Ross Perry from 2 April to 26 April 2015. Winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 2014 Locarno International Film Festival, Listen Up Philip stars indie darling, Jason Schwartzman and Elisabeth Moss.
Australian students to share vision of change
Monday 23 February, 2015
Entries are now open for Screen It 2015, Australia’s largest competition for school-aged filmmakers, animators and game makers, run annually by ACMI. The competition is free to enter and open to all primary or secondary students. Entries can be live-action films, computer games or animations. Each year students are inspired by a new theme. In 2015, the theme is Change.
ACMI's Hothouse 2015: Applications Now Open
Wednesday 4 February, 2015
ACMI and the Victorian Government have together 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.
A Moon Safari by Steam Bicycle
Monday 2 February, 2015
In the April school holidays, enjoy the world premiere of Oscar® nominee Anthony Lucas’ exciting hybrid theatre production for kids when A Moon Safari by Steam Bicycle premieres live at ACMI.
ACMI announces War Pictures: Australians at the Cinema 1914-1918
Monday 19 January 2015
To commemorate the Centenary of the First World War, ACMI will present War Pictures: Australians at the Cinema 1914-1918 from Tuesday 10 March to Sunday 12 July 2015, in association with the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.
ACMI and VAMFF present Fashion on Film
Thursday 15 January 2015
As part of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF) Cultural Program’s Project Series 2015, ACMI presents Fashion on Film, screening from Saturday 21 February to Sunday 8 March 2015.
ACMI presents Epic Intimacy: The Cinema of Zhang Yimou & Gong Li
Tuesday 13 January 2015
As part of its special China Up Close program, ACMI is delighted to present Epic Intimacy: The Cinema of Zhang Yimou & Gong Li – a season that celebrates the enduring legacy of the award winning director and his cinematic muse, screening from 6 – 15 March 2015.
ACMI presents China Up Close: Talk + Film
Monday 12 January 2015
As part of its special summer season, China Up Close, ACMI will present a series of illuminating talk and film packages featuring Chinese and Australian art, economy and environmental experts exploring the topical themes of contemporary China.
ACMI presents ROMA! The Screen Life of the Eternal City
Thursday 8 January 2015
This summer, ACMI reveals the real Rome, as it was, and as it is today, beyond the lavish ruins and charming piazzas. ROMA! The Screen Life of the Eternal City mines the distinct and evolving imaginings of the Eternal City, screening from 6 February to 1 March 2015.
Sepideh Reaching for the Stars
Monday 22 December, 2014
Sepideh Reaching for the Stars (2013), the uplifting story of Iranian teenager and aspiring astronomer will screen at ACMI from Wednesday 14 January 2015.
Summer of Sound
Wednesday 17 December, 2014
This summer ACMI will screen four films for music-lovers; Jimi: All Is By My Side (2013), Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (2013), and Super Duper Alice Cooper (2014), all commencing from 27 December 2014, and Beautiful Noise (2014), opening 31 January 2015.
ACMI presents Between the Screens
Tuesday 16 December 2014
To celebrate its special summer program, China Up Close, ACMI invites audiences to take part in Between the Screens, a global online exhibition that explores China’s exploding moving image art, film and culture.
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.
ACMI presents The Salvation
Thursday 11 December 2014
From 14 January to 1 February 2015, ACMI will screen The Salvation, a gripping Western that pays homage to the classic genre of cowboys, bandits, spectacular shoot outs and the American Wild West.
Yang Fudong: Filmscapes opens today at ACMI
Thursday 4 December 2014
ACMI last night opened Yang Fudong: Filmscapes, Australasia’s first survey exhibition of China’s pre-eminent moving image artist, Yang Fudong. The exhibition features a brand new five-channel work commissioned by ACMI and the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki called The Coloured Sky: New Women II (2014).
Screen It 2014 Winners Announced!
Monday 24 November 2014
ACMI congratulates the winners of the 2014 Screen It competition, Australia’s largest annual competition discovering the most creative and skilful school-aged filmmakers, animators and game makers. Now in its tenth year, Screen It attracted 365 entries involving 1,546 students from across Australia creating live-action films, computer games and animations in response to the theme, Reflection.
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
Thursday 20 November 2014
Just when you thought 2014’s cinematic vampires couldn’t get any more playful (What We Do in the Shadows) or sexy (The Only Lovers Left Alive), ACMI brings Ana Lily Amirpour’s startling debut A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night to the screen from 27 December.
ACMI presents China Up Close - exploring Chinese society and culture through moving image art
Wednesday 18 November 2014
ACMI will present China Up Close, a deeply rich program of art, film, talks and live events exploring Chinese culture and society in Melbourne, from 3 December 2014.
ACMI announces 2014 Christmas Fundraising Appeal: Rare Blinky Bill cels auction
Monday 10 November 2014
Blinky Bill fans will have the rare opportunity to own a slice of Australian animation history, while supporting future generations of animators and storytellers when 25 special edition hand-painted, signed animation cels of the loveable koala and his friends are auctioned as part of ACMI’s 2014 Christmas Fundraising Appeal, with all proceeds going to ACMI Education programs.
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.
ACMI announces 2014 Screen It Finalists
Monday 20 October 2014
ACMI today announced the finalists for the annual 2014 Screen It competition, Australia’s largest competition for school-aged filmmakers, animators and game makers, now in its tenth year.
ACMI announces China Up Close
Friday 26 September 2014
China is the focus for ACMI in its first international ‘Up Close’ program. ACMI today announced in Shanghai that it will present China Up Close – a deeply rich program of art, film, digital programs, talks and live events exploring Chinese culture and society, in Melbourne from 4 December 2014 to March 2015.
David Bowie Is A Documentary - Australian Premiere
Monday 22 September 2014
A documentary film of ACMI's forthcoming Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition, David Bowie is, is set to premiere in Australia. The cinema experience of the record-breaking UK exhibition will show at ACMI in its Australian premiere on Friday 7 November 2014.
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.
ACMI announces Yang Fudong exhibition
Wednesday, 2 July 2014
ACMI will present the largest career survey of works by internationally renowned Chinese artist, Yang Fudong, in Australia, from Thursday 4 December 2014.
ACMI Director / CEO to retire after a decade at the helm
Friday, 27 June 2014
ACMI Board President (Acting), Mr Peter Lewinsky, today announced that ACMI Director & CEO, Tony Sweeney, will retire from the role when his current contract concludes in December 2014.
ACMI announces David Rosetzky: Gaps
Wednesday, 4 June 2014
ACMI is proud to announce the world premiere of a new video installation by critically acclaimed Melbourne artist, David Rosetzky. Co-commissioned by ACMI and Carriageworks in Sydney, David Rosetzky: Gaps is a free exhibition in Gallery 2 from Tuesday 5 August 2014.
ACMI premieres DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition to the world
Wednesday, 9 April 2014
ACMI and Los Angeles-based studio, DreamWorks Animation, today launched the world premiere DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition, the studio's first ever large-scale international exhibition, as part of the Victorian Government's Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series.
For media enquiries, please contact:
Communications Manager (Acting)
[direct phone] 61 3 8663 2415 [fax] 61 3 8663 2498 [mobile] 0434 603 654