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Four Seasons of Traktor: A Retrospective
Keep it curious at ACMI!

Thursday 17 November - Tuesday 22 November

Kicking off each year in the United States and travelling to over 30 cities, Resfest is a global festival dedicated to profiling digital film, music, art, design and technology. 

Full $15  Concession $12
Respass $110
Please note that the Resfest ticket prices listed in the What's On guide were incorrect. We apologise for any confusion.

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shorts #1

Cutting-edge digital techniques intertwine with diverse narratives in this eclectic and visually groundbreaking group of short films.

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space rock party

Resfest's opening night party will transport you through time and space into a 'space-rock' audio/visual jam.

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by design

Resfest's annual survey of the latest innovations in the world of motion graphics and broadcast design returns with a decidedly human touch.

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cinema electronica

Twin trends of DIY innovation and handcrafted animation permeate this year's Cinema Electronica program.

shorts #2

Themes of isolation, control, and the loss of identity in an increasingly technologically-mediated world characterise the films featured in Shorts #2.

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Join our panel as they compare their narrative experiences of the 'interactive drama' Fahrenheit and discuss the videogame's storytelling mechanisms.

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triple threat

After scouring the globe, Resfest has chosen three filmmakers of exceptional merit working in music video and TV commercial production.

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four seasons of traktor

Resfest is pleased to present a special compendium of commercials and music videos from the chameleonic Swedish mad scientists Traktor.

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shorts #3

This collection of visually-astounding work harnesses thrills, monstrous forms and mysterious encounters to create edge-of-your-seat entertainment.

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just for kicks

A fast-paced documentary tracing the evolution of sneakers, beginning with their early adoption by style warriors in the ghettos of 70s New York City.

videos that rock

Animated videos that deliver narrative oomph within a pleasingly unreal visual carapace.

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digital projections

To coincide with Resfest, ACMI curates a program of locally produced music videos, animations, fiction shorts, motion graphics and artist films.

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Acclaimed documentarian Doug Pray journeys into the lives and minds of seven people obsessed with graffiti in all its forms.

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cut & paste

Filmmakers, inspired by the collage art of yesteryear, have grown adept at stitching together and recontextualising elements of the world around us.

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beck retrospective

Beck's perpetual willingness to try new things has led to inspired collaborations with some of the most compelling music video directors.

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not how, what or why but yes

Mike Mills asks an eclectic group of interview subjects to contemplate their mortality.

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Popcorn Taxi presents a rare opportunity to get at the heart of short and other-form production, with tips and insights fresh from the front line.

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