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Film Archive


Focus Seasons

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focus on monsters

Surrender to this mega-movie season, coinciding with the opening of Academy Award-winner Peter Jackson's much-anticipated King Kong.

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Fall under the spell of Deneuve in this retrospective of fabulously eclectic films from the greatest goddess of the screen.

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Retrospective of the work of maverick director Jim Jarmusch, celebrating the films that have made him a figurehead of American independent cinema.

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focus on writers

A cinema season exploring writers and the writing process.

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focus on superheroes

All your action-packed favourites kapow onto the screen at ACMI cinemas - from Superman and Wonder Woman to Batman and Barbarella.

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ACMI presents Australia's first major retrospective of the lush films of Hong Kong's pre-eminent arthouse director.

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A season of horror, melodrama and noir films characterised by heroines forced to navigate a path of desire, repression and self-preservation.

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To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the cult classic, Raging Bull, ACMI is proud to present a season of Robert De Niro classics, rarities and gems.

weekly & monthly programs

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freaky fridays archive 2005

Worship at the temple of cult cinema every Friday - featuring the enigmatic, the anti-establishment, the quirky and outrageous!

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great australian cinema archive 2005

Discover (or rediscover!) our nation's classic films every Saturday afternoon at ACMI, from political thrillers to riotous sex comedies.

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kids' flicks archive 2005

From Tigger to Tin Man, our new expanded kids program is the place for movie magic on a budget. 

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seniors' cinema archive 2005

This popular series of movies for grown-ups is full of quality new releases from around the world. Get in early for tickets to a year of fine films.

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future classics archive 2005

For this monthly program, ACMI casts its vote for the films we think represent the best in current filmmaking from around the globe.

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digital cinema archive 2005

Digital Cinema celebrates how digital  technology has changed films and filmmaking, and showcases the superb high-end projector at ACMI Cinemas.

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masters of documentary archive 2005

A series of bi-monthly screenings hosted by ACMI that focus on the work of acclaimed documentary filmmakers.

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cinémathèque archive 2005

From cinema classics to experimental and underground achievements, Cinémathèque is Australia's only weekly forum for serious engagement with film.

popcorn taxi archive 2005

Popcorn Taxi is a regular film and video screening that showcases great films and lets you get the inside story from the filmmakers who made them.

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melbourne filmoteca archive 2005

A selection of film and video from Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula.

special programs

rmit bam showcase 2005

Sample the finest animation, motion graphics and video productions from graduates of RMIT Bachelor of Arts (Multimedia) program.

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vca graduate screenings

Don't miss this chance to see the work of new graduates from the VCA School of Film and Television.

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2005 festival of jewish cinema

Featuring films from around the globe, the 2005 festival celebrates the diversity of Jewish Culture.

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afi awards best film nominees

Marathon screenings of the final nominees for the AFI Award for Best Film: Little Fish, Look Both Ways, Oyster Farmer and The Proposition.

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melbourne on screen 2005

ACMI is proud to collaborate with a range of peak bodies and industry innovators on Australia's premiere screen culture event.

resfest 05

Returning to ACMI for another year, Resfest is a global festival dedicated to profiling digital film, music, art, design and technology.

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magic mirror

Australian Premiere of the new film by Portuguese master Manoel de Oliveira.

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kubrick special events

Presented as part of Melbourne on Screen to coincide with the opening of Stanley Kubrick: Inside the Mind of a Visionary Filmmaker.

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white noise film program

From some the earliest abstract cinema through to egdy contemporary experiments with digital, lose yourself in this program of abstract films.

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miranda july in conversation

See cinema from behind the scenes with a leading international filmmaker.

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ride-in movies

The days of the Drive-In may be all but over, but the nights of Ride-In Movies are about to begin!

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experimenta vanishing point

A program of innovative screen events presented alongside Experimenta Vanishing Point, an exhibition at the Arts Centre during September.

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watching privacy

Three films explore how technology, the media, the law and the State can encroach on personal freedoms.

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tibetan film festival 2005

In honour of the 70th birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Australia Tibet Council presents the Tibetan Film Festival 2005.

aftrs national screening tour

AFTRS showcase of graduate productions from 2004

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first hand

Join us for the launch at ACMI Cinemas of the documentaries produced by the participants of the First Hand Project.

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melbourne international animation festival

ACMI hosts Australia's biggest ever animation event, with over 200 animated films from more than 30 countries.

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little big shots

An inspiring and fun-filled festival of the best in Australian and international films for children.

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melbourne international film festival 2005

Head to ACMI for this the 54th festival to taste a sensational selection of almost 400 films from over 50 countries.

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society of polish culture film screening

The Society of Polish Culture presents Poles Apart, a documentary about New Zealand's first  Polish refugees, and the action film Operation Simoom.

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festival of german films

Now in its fourth year, join international guest filmmakers at this popular annual festival celebrating contemporary German cinema.

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comedy channel short film festival

Bringing free laughs to fans of funny films, The Comedy Channel Short Film Festival spotlights the work of filmmakers from Australia and overseas.

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golden shadows

Golden Shadows presents the best Hong Kong movies in 35mm. Classic programs showcase Hong Kong's amazing genre-based film industry.

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flickin' funny

Comedians from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival select their favourite funny film.

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street voices

Features the documentary The Occidental Tourist (2004), exploring the cultures and beauty of Vietnam and Cambodia and their recent tumultuous past.

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