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Film Archive


Focus Seasons

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Discover the work of actor, director and international 'It Girl' Asia Argento, screening alongside signature classics by her horror maestro father.

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The works of director and novelist Catherine Breillat delve into gender, sexuality and the turmoil of human relationships.

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ACMI pays tribute to the stylish, sexually charged and multifaceted works of François Ozon.

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Previously unseen material from the archives of Peter Whitehead - legendary filmmaker, author, falconer and artiste.

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Cool, intense and hypnotic, France's most daring contemporary actress is celebrated in a retrospective charting an iconic screen career.

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Piercingly political and anti-establishment, get up close and angry with the music subculture that defined a generation.

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How a self-confessed special effects 'geek' from Mexico reinvigorated the fantasy horror genre and became the finest living exponent of fabulist film.

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The triumph of human resilience, the potency of idealism and the anarchy of emotion.

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How the spectacle of cinema has left audiences astonished by its magic over the past century.

Weekly & Monthly Programs

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australian perspectives archive 2007

What makes Australia's filmmakers tick?

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first look archive 2007

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

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freaky fridays archive 2007

Worship at the temple of cult cinema every Friday - featuring the quirky, the outrageous and movies that are so-bad-they're-good!

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seniors' cinema archive 2007

This popular series of movies for grown-ups is full of quality new releases from around the world, presented with the Department of Human Services.

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kids' flicks archive 2007

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

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cinémathèque archive 2007

Discover the richness of the twentieth century's greatest art form.

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great australian cinema archive 2007

Discover (or rediscover!) our nation's classic films every Saturday afternoon at ACMI.

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melbourne filmoteca archive 2007

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

Special Programs

melbourne international film festival

ACMI is the place to experience the best of Australia's pre-eminent film festival.

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Top Screen 2007

Showcasing Victoria's best moving image works created by VCE Media students in 2006. 

swinburne graduate screening

Bachelor and honours degree students in the School of Film and Television.

vca film & tv graduate screenings 2007

See the works of film writers, directors, producers and animators graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts.

holmesglen screening

See works by students from Screen & Animation Advanced Diploma programs.

meet australia's best directors

The ADG & the AFI invite you to a discussion with the L'Oréal Paris 2007 AFI Award Nominees.

possible worlds

Refreshingly different and diverse, don't miss this season of new films made somewhere north of Hollywood.

the fitz best short film awards

Fitzroy Shorts presents The Fitz Best Short Film Awards: a screening of the ten best short films for 2007.

rmit screenings

A selection of animation, video and motion graphics by RMIT students.

swinburne graduates show 2007

The latest graduate work from Swinburne Univerity of Technology, TAFE Division.

2007 festival of jewish cinema

Showcasing contemporary films from around the world on Jewish themes.

japanese film festival

This annual showcase of Japanese film returns to ACMI to celebrate its eleventh year.

message sticks indigenous film festival

View the world through the eyes of a new generation of Indigenous directors.

seniors' film festival 2007

Five days of fine films for discerning seniors.

children's week

Don't miss these free screen literacy programs presented to coincide with Children's Week 2007.

wesley on screen 2007

Students' work includes documentaries, animation and mockumentaries.

melbourne international arts festival

Don't miss these stunning cross-disciplinary events presented at ACMI.

la trobe short flicks 2007

A collection of nine short films created by La Trobe University students through the Student Theatre and Film office.

experimenta playground

Brace yourself for two thrilling sessions where sport collides with art, and daring meets artistic expression.

constructing fear

The untold story of ordinary workers affected by the Howard government's building industry reforms.

australian malaysian film festival

Celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of independence with an outstanding selection of Malaysian films.

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puccini for beginners

A story about chance encounters, psychoanalytic excuses and one woman's struggle to make a commitment.

melbourne international animation festival

Celebrating the very best international & Australian animation.

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pixar film screenings

Watch Pixar's award winning animation films as part of our exhibition Pixar: 20 Years of Animation.

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4th annual victorian women's short film showcase

Women in Film and Television (Victoria) presents recent films by women filmmakers.

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black book

An epic World War II resistance thriller from Dutch filmmaker Paul Verhoeven.

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little big shots 2007

Australia's major annual and travelling children's film festival returns to ACMI in 2007.

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100 of the finest, funniest and most creative French advertisements.

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SynCity surveys three decades of Australian film and video artists.

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a hard rain

Award winning filmmaker David Bradbury's latest documentary.

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melbourne queer film festival

The 17th Melbourne Queer Film Festival brings to ACMI the best in queer film from Australia and around the world.

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fashion and film

Frocks, footware and even foundation garments feature in this season presented as part of the L'Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival.

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la mirada

Immerse yourself in the passion of Spanish culture.

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antenna uk 04

New British music clips from new British directors

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melbourne latin american film festival

With sixteen films from nine countries, discover the best of Latin American cinema at ACMI.

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machinima film festival

The coolest machinima from around the world hits the big screen at ACMI.

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northern void

This Australian premiere of a new live cinema performance offers a glimpse of what the suburbs will be like in the future.

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australia day at acmi

Celebrate Australia Day with a long weekend of special free programming.

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