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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.

 

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