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Film Archive


Focus Seasons

Je t'aime: The Filmic Lives of Gainsbourg and Birkin

Experience the cinematic signatures of Serge, Jane and Charlotte in a season brimming with passion and enduring style.

Monsters, Ghouls and Melancholy Misfits

A season of films spanning six decades, featuring key actors, genres and motifs that have informed and inspired Tim Burton's visual aesthetic.

Focus on Claudia Cardinale

The most glamorous screen star to emerge out of 1960s Italian cinema.

Tim Burton Film Retrospective

Weekly screenings of Tim Burton's feature films - Fridays, selected Thursdays, Sunday matinees and Kids' Flicks sessions.

Weekly & Monthly Programs

Long Play Archive 2010

Selected from the finest offerings of new and newly restored international cinema, our extended run seasons give you time to enjoy the ride!

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Australian Perspectives Archive 2010

Contemporary Australian filmmaking is framed against a backdrop of archival classics and special guest presentations.

First Look Archive 2010

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 2010

Spotlighting the maverick, the oddball, the creepy and just plain kooky from the classic and newer canons of cult.

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Seniors' Cinema Archive 2010

An ongoing program of fine films for grown-up tastes that draws on the best of Australian and international cinema.

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Kids' Flicks Archive 2010

Our fun-filled Kids' Flicks program is guaranteed to delight and captivate the imagination of children and grown-ups alike.

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Cinémathèque Archive 2010

Dedicated to screening rare and significant films from the history of international cinema.

Melbourne Filmoteca Archive 2010

Discover the best of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American film in this monthly program.

Special Programs

VCA Film & TV Graduate Screenings 2010

The annual showcase from graduating students of Film and Television at the Faculty of the VCA and Music, The University of Melbourne.

14th Japanese Film Festival

With an abundance of Australian premieres and special guests, this year's Japanese Film Festival will be nothing short of spectacular.

The 2010 Festival of Jewish Cinema

Celebrating its 21st anniversary, this groundbreaking festival offers an impressive and ambitious view of Jewish cinema.

Holmesglen Film and Animation Work 2010

Student film and animation work from 2010.

Vali Myers Films by Ruth Cullen

Two documentaries about artist and adventurer Vali Myers; the legendary Bohemian of post-war Paris.

Berlin on Film

Berlin has a unique rhythm which infuses its architecture, its culture and its citizens. 

Hola Mexico Film Festival

Celebrating its 5th anniversary, this year's Hola Mexico Film Festival is the biggest and stongest ever.

Grain of the Voice

Spanning fifty years, the work of the Cantrills examines people, societies and landscapes. This retrospective explores the many voices that are heard in their films.

Behind the Lens: Up Close on Film

Two documentaries featurng photographers from Heide Museum of Modern Art's Up Close exhibition.

Seniors' Film Festival 2010

A dedicated film festival featuring comedy, drama, action and animation in appreciation of ACMI's long-standing parntership with the Victorian Seniors' Festival.

Australian Malaysian Film Festival 2010

This year's programming takes a fresher and bolder look into Malaysian cinema.

La Trobe Short Flicks 2010

A showcases of up-and-coming filmmaking talent from La Trobe Student Theatre and Film.

La Haine with DJ Dexter

Three friends, nothing to do, a lost gun and one of Australia's hottest DJ acts.

Fashion Icons on Film

A celebration of fashion from across the globe with four documentaries presented as part of the cultural program of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week.

5th Indonesian Film Festival

Mixing the bold, the controversial and the romantic, savour the finest selection of Indonesian cinema.

59th Melbourne International Film Festival

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

Step by Step

A documentary that explores what it means to be young, Sudanese and living in Australia.

Matthew Barney on Film

Rediscover the immersive visual treasures from acclaimed artist Matthew Barney in this special season.

Melbourne International Animation Festival 2010

MIAF challenges and inspires audiences with the very best recently released and historical short animated films from around the world.

Less Adolescent

A thought-provoking, engaging and quirky coming-of-age drama set in Melbourne's western suburbs.

Little Big Shots

The world's best films for kids, about kids, and some even by kids, to amaze and delight kids.

Two Laws

A watershed film in the Land Rights movement about the struggle for recognition of Aboriginal law.

Chromatic Mysteries

Join acclaimed musician Robin Fox in a live re-imagining of films from Arthur and Corinne Cantrill.

ReelDance International Dance on Screen Festival

Presented biennially since 2000, ReelDance is Australia's largest event celebrating the art of dance film and video.

Victorian Student Animation Festival

An annual showcase of the best student-animated films from throughout Victoria.

Jazz on Film

From future icons to legends of the past, explore the many variations of this ever evolving art form.

Bulgari on Film

Film divas Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren and Gina Lollobrigida light up the screen in a boutique film season celebrating Bulgari's association with cinema.

YDAS Shorts

A challenging and diverse collection of short films by and about young people with disabilities.

La Mirada Film Festival 2010

A showcase of the best classic and contemporary Spanish-language cinema.

Melbourne Queer Film Festival

Twelve days of the best in queer cinema from around the world.

Jean Paul Gaultier on Film

More than any other fashion designer today, Jean Paul Gaultier continues to draw inspiration from the world of movies.

Windows on Europe Film Festival

Presented for the first time in Melbourne, this annual festival brings together a collection of films drawing on the diverse and rich cultures of Europe.

Trop Jr

The world's largest short film festival, for kids, by kids!

As Seen by Experimenta

From Capra to cannibalism, explore cinema's great attempts to highlight the inevitable failures in humanity's quest to manufacture utopia.


Tony Mason's Kookman follows the journey of a 'wannabe' professional surfer.

Yard! Dub and Reggae on Film

From Kingston to Brixton, rocksteady to reggae, roots to revolution - the heat is on!

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