Young man looking at The Destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum by John Martin at ACMI

See the sublime.

Exhibition | open daily

Celebrate the artists who harnessed the elemental force of light over 200 years of art history.

Light: Works from Tate's Collection
The Destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum, 1822, John Martin, installation view, ACMI. Photo Phoebe Powell
Sweet As (2022) Jub Clerc | Sat 20 Aug MIFF 70

Melbourne International Film Festival

4–21 Aug | On sale now

MIFF is celebrating its 70th birthday in style with an expansive program of acclaimed international and Australian cinema.

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Thor- Love and Thunder costumes | FREE exhibition, open daily

Thor: Love and Thunder costumes

FREE Exhibition | open daily

Get up close and personal with suits, garments and instruments worn and wielded in the God of Thunder’s latest cosmic adventure.

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Film screenings

Discover curated film programs, festivals, and new and classic films.

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2046 - Zhang Ziyi and Tony Leung reflections
People lying in the grass in Central Park in a still from Frederick Wiseman;s 'Central Park' (1989) Zipporah Films, Inc.

It Takes Time: Ten Films by Frederick Wiseman

Film program | 22 May – 25 Sep 2022

Essential films from one of the great chroniclers of our age.

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Hacienda Horse and Rider - Neon (2015) - Hero image

Light on Film

Rent on Cinema 3

To celebrate our exhibition, Light: Works from Tate’s Collection, we’ve curated a selection of titles that highlight and celebrate the work of the cinematographer, by exploring the use of natural light, shadow, colour, and black and white photography.

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The ACMI Collection

Discover the old and new, unique and nostalgic in our ever-evolving collection of objects and works from the universe of screen culture.

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Pettibone Paragon (Peacock) Magic Lantern Projector
Still from the 2021 documentary 'Battle on the Franklin'. Two men stand on a picturesque riverbank overlooking the Franklin River in Tasmania. Both are wearing cold weather jackets and the one on the left is holding a video camera to his eye.


ACMI is home to a diverse array of festivals on Melbourne's cultural calendar.

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Watch Fritz Lang's Metropolis with a live score at Fed Square

Screen clubs

Looking for a regular catchup with like-minded film buffs and gamers? Join our live and online screen culture clubs.

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ACMI Education

Book an exciting workshop, film, talk or exhibition visit for your onsite excursion in 2022 – Terms 1 to 4. 

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A student using early moving image devices in The Story of the Moving Image exhibition

ACMI at Home

Navigate the universe of film, TV, videogames and art from anywhere, anytime.

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Visit our centrepiece exhibition The Story of the Moving Image exhibition at ACMI, Fed Square - person looking at living room diorama - photo by Adam Gibson
Cinema 3 gif - ACMI at Home

Cinema 3 – films on demand

Fuel your passion for film. Rent and stream new releases, classics and revivals of our past programs on demand.

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Gallery 5 – online exhibitions

Explore art that reflects, celebrates and interrogates the internet and digital culture through a series of FREE online exhibitions and performances.

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Explore the themes behind the screens

Articles, interviews, recorded talks and more.

Stories & Ideas
The cast of the original stage show of Radiance - Rachael Maza, Lydia Miller & Rhoda Roberts, photographed in 1993 - Image via

The Story of the Moving Image online

Discover how screen culture has shaped who we are, how we see ourselves and how the world sees us, with our FREE online experience.

Go even deeper
Crumbed fish bites at Hero at ACMI, Fed Square Melbourne

Food & Drink at Hero

As well as great coffee and snacks, our restaurant and bar at Fed Square features a seasonal menu developed by acclaimed Melbourne chef Karen Martini.

Menu, opening hours & bookings
ACMI Shop items - red and blue colour scheme


Melbourne's favourite shop dedicated to all things moving image. Every purchase supports your museum of screen culture.

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