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Looking to discover more about the big ideas behind your favourite moving image moments? Here you’ll find articles on all the things we love, from film and TV to videogames and art, as well as recorded talks and upcoming events.  

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“Miss Fisher has an ethos like Star Trek has an ethos”

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ROMA! The Screen Life of the Eternal City

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‘If you have something that fires you up, use it!’: tips for aspiring student filmmakers

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We see you, Leigh Whannell

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12 films to see before TERROR NULLIUS

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Screen characters who should have ended up together

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Katrina Sedgwick's favourite rom coms

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Oscars 2020: The winners we want

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Encountering Bertolucci

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Girl, Interpreted: The joys and pains of bilingualism

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Are memes worth preserving?

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The most anticipated videogames of 2020

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The most anticipated TV shows of 2020

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The most anticipated films of 2020

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ACMI staff picks: best films of 2019

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ACMI staff picks: best TV shows of 2019

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ACMI staff picks: best videogames of 2019

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Stream Wars: Is it worth getting Disney+?

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10 trail-blazing and groundbreaking Indigenous TV series and films

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Seeking Shell Beach: Idyllic Oz, Sunstruck & Age of Consent

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Stream Wars: Is it worth getting Apple TV+?

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Little Monsters and Abe Forsythe’s “optimistic” zombie accident

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Subtle chills

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Picks of PAX 2019

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Smart, funny and sensitive

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Old stories, new tech

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What is a playable city?

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The art of caring

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ACMI Kids Re/commend

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Mobile gaming all the way to mindfulness

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Tasers & tragedy: why the Veronica Mars reboot misses the mark

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Foot in the door

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Australian highlights at Venice Film Festival

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Spotlight on Australian animators

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Gemma Pepper on starting out in creative tech

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The uncompromising works of Carlos Reygadas

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Christian Petzold's cinema of haunted figures

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Living in an oppressive system

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Making it in Melbourne's film industry: A student's guide

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"You want to talk about boards? I want to talk about how some women can't get a job." and other provocations from #IWD2019

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What to watch if you loved The Clock

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"What's the time?"

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AIDC's Alice Burgin on making a career in the world of non-fiction film

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An introduction to Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma

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Recorded talks

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Recorded talks: Dystopia on Screen

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Forgotten Rebels: From Book to Screen

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Recorded Talks: Mainstreaming Disability and Appearance Diversity on Screen

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Recorded Talks: The Decolonising of Aboriginal Representation on our Screens

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Recorded Talks: The Pleasure of Pixels

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Recorded Talks:Electric Girlhoods and Alices Past and Future

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Recorded Talks: Art, Politics and Protest

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Recorded talks: Preserving the Artefacts of the Future

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