screen lounges

screen lounges
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'It was so, so cool...'

'Fantastic use of new media access technology!'

The Screen Lounges at ACMI are open to the public! For a limited time anyone 18 and over can access the three Screen Lounges for free.

So come to the Ground Floor, ACMI, Federation Square, and test the 'lounge rooms of the future'!

Screen Lounge sessions are 75 minutes, and run from 10am - 5pm every day.

Check out our new programs Neighbours (the remix) and ARTV developed to coincide with the exhibition 2004: Australian Culture Now, a collaboration between ACMI and the National Gallery of Victoria.

choose from a range of programs selected by our curators:

Browse the programs of films below, then come to the ACMI Screen Lounges and see for yourself!

hail amerika

Neighbours (the remix)
Emerging and established artists comment on the role of popular culture in Australian society, offering alternatives to the cultural identity presented by commercial networks and institutions.


Contemporary artists rethink the language of moving image and the rhythms of television programming in a series of 30-second works made specifically for the TV screen.

come to daddy

A collection of short films that explore the landscapes of the corporeal, metaphysical and symbolic body, repositioning it as a site for transgression, transformation and liberation.

greetings from wollongong

Australian Vault
Lost classics, underrated gems and the student works of pivotal directors. Australian Vault celebrates both the historic and the contemporary dynamism of the Australian moving image.

night ride

Pop culture and the underground; films about subculture and videos by youth, for youth.


fire of time

Celluloid Traces
Celluloid Traces
reveals the central role of the moving image in shaping our collective and individual memories.


Please note: The Screen Lounges are no longer exhibiting

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