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Film Archive


Focus Seasons

Joyous Curiosity: The Cinema of Agnès Varda

For over half a century Agnès Varda's presence in the world cinema landscape has remained vital; producing films that abound with curiosity and verve.

Samurai Cinema: The Way of the Warrior

In three chapters, this season examines the nature of the Samurai film and its impact and influence on contemporary cinema.

Matthew Barney's Cremaster Cycle

Rediscover the immersive visual treasures from acclaimed artist Matthew Barney in this special encore season.

Weekly & Monthly Programs

Long Play Archive 2014

Selected from the finest offerings of new and newly restored international cinema, our extended run seasons give you time to enjoy the ride!

Australian Perspectives Archive 2014

Contemporary Australian filmmaking is framed against a backdrop of archival classics and special guest presentations.

First Look Archive 2014

ACMI presents exclusive monthly screenings of superb new films and restored classics that you won't see anywhere else.

Seniors' Cinema Archive 2014

An ongoing program of fine films for grown-up tastes that draws on the best of Australian and international cinema.

Kids' Flicks Archive 2014

Our fun-filled Kids' Flicks program is guaranteed to delight and captivate the imagination of children and grown-ups alike.

Cinémathèque Archive 2014

Dedicated to screening rare and significant films from the history of international cinema.

Melbourne Filmoteca Archive 2014

Discover the best of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American film in this monthly program.

Special Programs

Outrage HIV Justice Film Festival 2014

A festival of films and forums about how HIV has tipped the scales of justice, both in Australia and around the world.

Melbourne International Animation Festival 2014

An eleven-day celebration of talks, and the best new release and historical animation from around the world.

Luther Price: Is It The Truth

An evening of 'psycho-dramatic' Super 8 and 16mm films by iconic experimental filmmaker Luther Price.

An Altman Evening + M*A*S*H

ACMI hosts a very special evening in the company of Michael Altman, son of legendary film director Robert Altman.

Jazz On Film

A colourful showcase of jazz artists on film who have forged their own path to music nirvana.

Little Big Shots 2014

Australia's biggest children's film festival celebrates its 10th birthday with films to make kids laugh, whoop, think and create.

New African Shorts

Discover some of the new voices of African cinema with a special package of shorts from one of Africa's brightest film talents.

Africa Day Festival: Africa On Screen

Celebrate Africa Day on 25 May with a special film forum and short screenings from African filmmakers.

Human Rights Arts & Film Festival 2014

HRAFF returns in 2014 with a prestigious program of award-winning films, artwork and international guests that will inspire and delight.

9th Indonesian Film Festival

The largest celebration of Indonesian screen culture in Australia.

Daylight (Daglicht)

Based on Dutch author Marion Pauw's award-winning book, this gripping thriller proves that some secrets cannot bear the daylight.

From Nothing, Something

Explore first-hand how big ideas start and map their journey to realisation in this fresh documentary film.

Melbourne Queer Film Festival 2014

The best in queer film from Australia and around the world.

Vive La Mode! Fashion on Film

From fine tailoring to the latest runway shows in Paris, this season we are right on trend with the freshest fashion documentaries.

Pause Fest

Get inside the twisted minds of digital culture's greatest talents as they walk the lines between motion, web, creative, music, gaming and start-ups.

The Golden Koala Chinese Film Festival 2014

This vibrant festival aims to promote a better understanding of Chinese film culture.

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