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Film Resources

Essays and Interviews

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Here you will find a wide range of essays, q&a and filmmaker notes from ACMI's exhibition and film seasons.

  Australian Perspectives Essays
As part of the Australian Perspectives program at ACMI, industry guests and cinema academics discuss Australian films, and directors provide us with some exclusive insights into their work.

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A series of essays and interviews exploring different styles of animation and the craft.

ACMI Retrospectives

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The popular Focus On series at ACMI is both a celebration of film genres and a showcase of cinematic accomplishments by some of the world's finest directors, writers, cinematographers and actors.

  Australian Film
From early iconic works to the 'First Wave' of the Seventies to contemporary classics, here you can access film details and synopses of key Australian films to have screened at ACMI.

Past Exhibitions

Tim Burton: The Exhibition   Tim Burton: The Exhibition
The Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition that explored the creative genius behind Edward Scissorhands, Batman and Alice in Wonderland.

Mary and Max: The Exhibition   Mary and Max: The Exhibition
Go behind-the-scenes of the marvellous miniature world of Adam Elliot's Mary and Max.

Dennis Hopper and the New Hollywood   Dennis Hopper and the New Hollywood
An icon of American counter-culture. The art and film that defined a generation.

Len Lye   Len Lye
Discover the art of Len Lye, one of the most radical creative minds of the modern age and a seminal figure in the history of the moving image.

Setting the Scene   Setting the Scene
Explore the sets of Baz Luhrmann's Australia, plus over 300 works revealing the inspired design behind cinema classics from Metropolis to The Matrix.

Pixar   Pixar: 20 Years of Animation
The international exhibition that took you behind the scenes of the studio that created Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc., Toy Story, Cars and The Incredibles.

Correspondences   Correspondences: Víctor Erice and Abbas Kiarostami
Correspondences brings together the work of two visionaries of independent cinema - Spain's Víctor Erice's and Iran's Abbas Kiarostami.

Isabelle Huppert   Isabelle Huppert: Woman of Many Faces
An exhibition of photographic portraits of the iconic French actress by leading international photographers.

On location   On Location
Johnnie To's series of intimate black-and-white photographs that capture stolen moments on location.

Stanley Kubrick   Stanley Kubrick 
A landmark international exhibition featuring over 1,000 objects from Kubrick's archives, including props, costumes and models from 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange and The Shining.


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Useful links to Australian and International film related resources.
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