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Film Archive


Focus Seasons

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To celebrate the release of his extraordinary new film, ACMI salutes David Cronenberg with a comprehensive retrospective that spans a 35 year career.

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ACMI celebrates the films of the master director.

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How Tezuka transformed his manga into anime for film and television, ranging from commentaries on Japanese culture to celebrated characters.

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How Almodóvar places women at the centre of his extravagantly styled and emotionally intoxicating cinema.

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How a daring independent American producer has brought subversive stories of politics, sexual transgression and gender-bending into the limelight.

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How an auteur director raised the bar for literary adaptations and inspired a renewed appreciation of American short-story master Raymond Carver.

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Hitchcock's early British films combine wit with menacing tension, eighty years after his first silent thriller, he remains the 'master of suspense'.

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focus on gypsies

How the gypsy has been imagined on screen, and why cinema has been swept up in a hot-blooded flourish of song and dance.

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ACMI pays tribute to the work of Oscar®-winning Australian Cinematographer Dion Beebe who has collaborated with highly renowned directors.

Weekly & Monthly Programs

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first look archive 2006

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

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digital cinema archive 2006

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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future classics archive 2006

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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popcorn taxi archive 2006

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.

cinémathèque archive 2006

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

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melbourne filmoteca archive 2006

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

kids' flicks

kids' flicks archive 2006

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

seniors' cinema archive 2006

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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great australian cinema archive 2006

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

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freaky fridays archive 2006

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

Special Programs

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aftrs national screening tour

You've enjoyed the best of AFTRS work in the Memory Grid, so don't miss this year's crop of new talent.

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seniors' film festival 2006

A festival of fine films for discerning seniors.

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little big shots 2006

Films to amaze and delight kids - for kids, about kids and even by kids! Perfect for children aged 5 to 15.

vca graduate screenings

Don't miss this chance to see works of Australian film writers, directors, producers and animators graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts.

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hola mexico film festival

Prepare for summer with the hottest new films from one of the world's most colourful cultures.

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swinburne graduate screening

Smoke and Mirrors showcases work from 2006 graduates of the Advanced Diploma of Screen (Digital Film + TV) from Swinburne University of Technology.

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rmit baaim/bam showcase 2006

A selection of animation, video and motion graphics by graduates of the 2006 year.

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2006 festival of jewish cinema

The 2006 festival celebrates the diversity of Jewish Culture through a wonderfully eclectic range of features and documentaries.

japanese film festival

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

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the tulse luper suitcases

The Tulse Luper Suitcases is an unorthodox and personal history of uranium.

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russian resurrection

Be seduced by Soviet-era masterpieces and enthralling contemporary films.

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The Melbourne underworld, present time... Be among the first to see Macbeth, from the director of Romper Stomper, at this special preview screening.

afi festival of film

Don't miss the 48th Annual AFI Festival of Film at ACMI.

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melbourne on screen

ACMI, MIFF and X|Media|Lab join forces to present emerging trends in film and new media.

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melbourne international film festival

Get off the couch and get into the nation's largest film event. Tickets on sale now!

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melbourne international animation festival

ACMI hosts Australia's biggest ever animation event, with over 250 animated films from more than 25 countries.

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australia day

Commemorate this Australia Day with the latest in Indigenous filmmaking. ACMI presents the Message Sticks Film Festival and Australian Stories.

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machinima film festival

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

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women's short film showcase

Women in Film and Television celebrate the achievements of Australian women working in film production with an emphasis on Victorian creative teams.

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The New Pollutants, the musical duo of Benjamin Speed and Tyson Hopprich, present their new score to Fritz Lang's classic silent film, Metropolis.

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festival of german films

The fifth Festival of German Films takes you on a journey to discover the world of contemporary German Cinema.

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melbourne queer film festival

The 16th Melbourne Queer Film Festival brings to ACMI the best in queer film from Australia and around the world.

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melbourne latin american film festival

The festival screenings encompass a greater range of styles, subjects and countries than ever before.

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seniors' film festival 2006

Another superb collection of quality films for seniors. Proudly presented by ACMI and the Department of Victorian Communities.

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real life on film

Nothing is stranger, or more fascinating, than real life. Australia's only documentary film festival presents a complex portrait of the Commonwealth.

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