Access a wealth of Australian and international moving image materials spanning screen culture history.
You can view:
- On-demand digital films
- Highlights from over 100 years of Australian and international film
- Australian television programs
- New media and video artworks
- Student and community-made short films
- Film stills and publicity materials
What's on at the Mediatheque
See a range of entertaining and innovative works as part of the China Up Close season: Images of China and the Chinese Consulate Collection, including a behind-the-scenes documentary Seeing Quote Out of Context by Zhang Jinghua, shot on location during the making of Yang Fudong’s The Coloured Sky: New Women II.
Get Your Motors Running – Cars! This package from the National Film and Sound Archive provides an historical insight into the early development of car manufacture and includes stories about our relationship, ingenuity and dependence on cars.
Watch our specially curated Commonwealth Connections Animation Showcase which is available for viewing until to January 2015.
We frequently update our view-on-demand content.
The Mediatheque is located on the Entry Level and is open to everyone.
- General visitors > Monday to Sunday, 12 noon - 5pm
- Researcher and education bookings > by appointment - call (03) 8663 2255
Please note: proof of age may be required, as only age-appropriate material is made available to younger users.
- Digital View-on-Demand > immediate viewing > free
- DVD and VHS > same day viewing > free
- 16mm, 35mm, audio and all other titles > pre-order required > some fees may apply
The Australian Mediatheque is suitable for visitors with special access requirements. There are several dedicated viewing booths that are fully wheelchair accessible. For more information on how to get to ACMI and transport links, please see our visiting information.
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