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Focus Seasons

Winds of Spring: New Egyptian Cinema

A spotlight on Egypt's vibrant, politically charged cinematic scene that pre-empts the historic events of Tahrir Square.

Asia Pacific Screen Awards Winners Circle

Celebrate the cinematic excellence of the Asia Pacific with a selection of films from the 2011 Asia Pacific Screen Awards.

Focus on Bertolucci

A career survey of the acclaimed auteur whose films fuse stylistic lyricism with provocative explorations of sexuality and ideology.

Dark Rooms and Dreamscapes: The Films of Peter Tscherkassky and Eve Heller

A program that showcases and celebrates the unique materiality of film through the work of two internationally renowned filmmaking artists.

Focus on Kelly Reichardt

A collection of films directed by renowned filmmaker Kelly Reichardt including Meek's Cutoff, a bold reinterpretation of the traditional Western.

Magnificent Obsessions: Hollywood Dames from Screwball to Sirk

From madcap comediennes to the impassioned lovers of '50s melodramas, this season celebrates the sirens of Hollywood's grand narratives of love.

Focus On Linda Lin Dai

A tribute season to Linda Lin Dai - queen of '50s and '60s Hong Kong cinema.

Weekly & Monthly Programs

Long Play Archive 2011

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 2011

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

First Look Archive 2011

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 2011

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 2011

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 2011

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 2011

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

Melbourne Filmoteca Archive 2011

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

Special Programs

VCA Film & TV Graduate Screenings 2011

An annual showcase of short films from graduating students of the VCA School of Film and Television.

15th Japanese Film Festival

The festival is jam packed with a bumper-to-bumper line up of the latest films from Japan.

Playing Under the Influence

Hear first-hand from Melbourne's best-known musicians as they select the film that's had the greatest impact on their sound.

2011 Jewish Film Festival

The annual Jewish Film Festival showcases the diversity of Jewish culture through a wonderfully eclectic range of works.

Cinemix: Midnight Juggernauts Play Look at Life

The Midnight Juggernauts reinterpret rare 60s British newsreel series 'Look at Life' in a one-show-only music and film experience.

Pause & Play I

A screening of Pause Animations, Pause Cribs and the IdN: The Best of 2011.

Hola Mexico Film Festival

Welcome to the Hola Mexico Film Festival! Mexico is a place where the incredible happens every day, just like in the movies.

La Trobe Short Flicks

La Trobe University Student Theatre and Film's short film festival.

Victorian Seniors' Festival Screenings

As part of the 2011 Victorian Seniors' Festival, ACMI presents a matinee session of Doctor Zhivago and a tribute to Tony Curtis.

Peter and the Wolf

An Oscar-winning animation is brought to life on the big screen accompanied by 27 pieces of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

World Cinema Now

ACMI and the Research Unit in Film Culture and Theory at Monash University presents three lecture-screenings associated with the conference World Cinema Now.

Korean Film Festival 2011

The Korean Film Festival is a window on the social and political world of our near Asian neighbours, as captured by some of the country's most talented artists.

Men of Fashion

In fashion, it's a man's world. Tailor Ozwald Boateng, hairdresser Vidal Sassoon and designer Paul Smith show us what it's all about in these stylish documentaries.

6th Indonesian Film Festival

Now in its sixth year, the Indonesian Film Festival returns with the finest selection of new and classic Indonesian cinema.

60th Melbourne International Film Festival

Join ACMI in celebrating the 60th anniversary of Australia's pre-eminent film festival.

Melbourne International Animation Festival 2011

An eight day celebration showcasing the best new and classic animation from all over the world.

Little Big Shots

Be amazed and delighted by the world's best film festival for kids, about kids and by kids.

Jazz on Film

From the frenetic drumming of a Korean shaman to the modernist doodles of an animation studio, this eclectic selection celebrates the twists and turns of jazz on film.

The Day My God Died

An unforgettable examination into the lives of girls swept away in the plague of child trafficking.

Civic Life

A unique series of films by Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor, exploring public space and communities.

Return to Gaza

A documentary about Australian musician Fetah Sabawi's journey to his ancestral home in Gaza.

Message Sticks Indigenous Film Festival

The 2011 Message Sticks Indigenous Film Festival returns to shine a light on the great diversity of Indigenous culture and artists.

Human Rights Arts and Film Festival

Celebrate our shared humanity and explore questions around human rights with this collection of award-winning films.

La Mirada Film Festival 2011

A showcase of the best classic and contemporary Spanish-language cinema. Co-programmed by Pedro Almodóvar.

Charles Perrault: The Godfather of European Fairy Tales

Explore the grim and wondrous morality tales of Perrault, the founder of the fairy tale genre, through the eyes of three acclaimed French filmmakers.

Melbourne Queer Film Festival 2011

The 21st Melbourne Queer Film Festival brings to ACMI 11 days of the latest and greatest in queer cinema from Australia and around the world.

Fashion Models on Film

Go beyond the catwalk and behind the scenes, from the workings of a 1980's modelling agency, through the halcyon days of the 1990's supermodels, to 21st century style.

No Home

A showcase of independently-produced fashion films by Australia's leading design labels.

The Water Magician (Taki no shiraito)

Internationally renowned benshi Ichiro Kataoka performs in this unique film event.

Among Us: A Story of the Stolen Generations

Indigenous director Richard Frankland tells the story of the Stolen generations of Victoria.

Gob Squad: Super Night Shot

Part improv, part documentary, part performance art: Gob Squad are coming and they've got a plan.

Grant Morrison: Talking With Gods

The mind and career of Grant Morrison, one of the most influential modern comic-book writers.

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