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.
White Reindeer lands at ACMI this Christmas
Wednesday 18 November 2014
From December 6 through to Christmas Eve, ACMI will screen White Reindeer, a veritable feast of the oddball and the tragic, providing a bittersweet alternative to Christmas narrative.
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 presents Nastassja Kinski on Film
Friday 24 October 2014
ACMI will present a quartet of films featuring Berlin-born actress Nastassja Kinski from Saturday 22 November - Sunday 30 November 2014. Nastassja Kinski on Film showcases four iconic performances from the actress in Tess, One from the Heart, Paris, Texas and Cat People.
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.
ACMI turns up the volume with live music and film events
Thursday 25 September 2014
ACMI will present an omnibus of immersive, inspiring music events and films this spring to celebrate the evolution and diversity of contemporary music culture from Monday 27 October - Friday 21 November 2014.
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.
ACMI presents Cathedrals of Culture
Tuesday 16 September 2014
ACMI is delighted to present the Australian premiere of Cathedrals of Culture, an absorbing cinematic experience centred around six iconic and architecturally distinct buildings, which asks “if buildings could talk, what would they say about humans?”
ACMI announces Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema
Monday 15 September 2014
ACMI is delighted to present a collection of landmark Polish films curated by one of the most accomplished and respected directors of our time, Martin Scorsese in Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema.
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.
The Godfather Trilogy restored
Friday, 29 August 2014
ACMI in partnership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents a rare opportunity to see Francis Ford Coppola’s majestic triptych about crime, loyalty and power on the big screen when The Godfather Trilogy screens at ACMI.
ACMI presents Joe
Wednesday, 20 August 2014
ACMI will present Joe, a searing tale of vengeance and redemption set in the poor rural south, starring Nicolas Cage, and based on the renowned novel by Larry Brown.
ACMI Presents Tom at the Farm
Tuesday, 19 August 2014
ACMI will present Tom at the Farm, the gripping new psychological thriller from prolific, genre-defying director, Xavier Dolan.
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 presents Fell
Wednesday, 16 July 2014
ACMI is proud to present a distinctive new voice on the Australian film scene with the upcoming season of Fell from emerging Australian director, Kasimir Burgess.
ACMI presents Fashion on Film
Wednesday, 9 July 2014
ACMI proudly presents the 2014 season of Fashion on Film in conjunction with Melbourne Spring Fashion Week from Saturday 30 August to Sunday 7 September 2014. From the inner sanctum of Gucci's mastermind, to the runways of Paris and the Old World craft of men's tailoring, this year's festival celebrates the many incarnations of style.
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.
Hurry! Screen It entries close soon: great prizes to be won
Tuesday, 1 July 2014
Registrations are now open for Screen It 2014, Australia's largest competition for school-aged filmmakers, animators and game makers, run annually by ACMI, with great prizes up for grabs.
Hothouse's next crop of tall poppies revealed
Monday, 30 June 2014
Victoria's next generation of animators are about to get a big boost in creative experience, inspiration, and make invaluable film industry connections, when they take part in ACMI's Hothouse program this July. Ten promising young Victorians in Years 10 and 12 have been selected to take part in the Victorian Government-sponsored initiative.
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.
Joyous Curiosity: The Cinema of Agnès Varda
Thursday, 22 May 2014
The remarkable and endlessly intriguing cinema of French New Wave filmmaker Agnès Varda is set to take over the screens at ACMI this June and July. The season will encompass half a century of the directors work, showcasing newly restored and rarely seen documentaries, fiction, shorts, and television.
ACMI presents: Watermark
Thursday, 15 May 2014
ACMI is proud to present Watermark from reputable documentary filmmaker, Jennifer Baichwal and renowned environmental photographer, Edward Burtynsky screening from Saturday 5 July to Sunday 13 July 2014.
ACMI presents First Look: Rhymes for Young Ghouls
Tuesday, 13 May 2014
ACMI is proud to present the Australian premiere of Rhymes for Young Ghouls from celebrated short filmmaker, Jeff Barnaby screening from Saturday 5 July to Sunday 13 July 2014.
ACMI presents: Model Shop
Monday, 12 May 2014
ACMI is proud to present the Australian premiere of the digital restoration of Model Shopfrom acclaimed French director, Jacques Demy (Lola, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg) screening from Saturday 7 June to Sunday 15 June 2014.
Desert Island Flicks: Castaway with Kitty Flanagan
Thursday, 8 May 2014
As part of its Desert Island Flicks program, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) is proud to host one of Australia's best comedians, Kitty Flanagan to count down her top 5 films.
Screen It 2014 - hurry, entries close Friday 12 September 2014
Thursday, 8 May 2014
Registrations are now open for Screen It 2014, 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, videogames or animations. Each year students are inspired by a new theme.
ACMI presents Jazz on Film
Wednesday, 7 May 2014
In conjunction with the 2014 Melbourne International Jazz Festival, ACMI presents Jazz on Film from Saturday 31 May to Saturday 7 June 2014. A colourful showcase of jazz artists on film features three documentaries - The Pleasures of Being Out of Step, Charles Lloyd: Arrows Into Infinity and Bayou Maharajah, as well as one feature - The Man with the Golden Arm.
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.
ACMI Goes Inside the Dream With DreamWorks' Jeffrey Katzenberg and Bill Damaschke
Tuesday, 11 March 2014
The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) will host three exclusive events with special guests from DreamWorks Animation in Melbourne for the world premiere ofDreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition on Thursday 10 April.
Screen It: Reflection and Celebration in 2014
Monday, 17 February 2014
Registrations are now open for Screen It 2014, Australia's largest competition for school-aged filmmakers, animators and game makers, run annually by ACMI.
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