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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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ACMI Re/commends

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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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Xanthe Dobbie: Internet art to heal your queer heart

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Editor's note: Nayuka Gorrie on Cleverman

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“Well, nobody’s perfect”: Billy Wilder's cynical, classic cinema

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Five tips for rising above the haters as a woman in games

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Imperfect reflections: a defence of bad queer representation

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Screen It to Steam: interview with Bradley Hennessey

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Looping on repeat

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Narrative prosthesis: how disability as metaphor is shaping on-screen casting diversity

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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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ACMI Conversations

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