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Our exhibitions are now closed until 2020 while we undertake our renewal.

Find out about our upcoming events and VR experiences below, or check out what's playing in the cinemas.

Virtual reality

Lynette Wallworth: Awavena

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Women & Non-Binary Gamers Club

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Festival

BIRRARANGGA Film Festival

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Talk

Creativity Under Censorship

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Star Wars after Lucas

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Buffy, Daria and Veronica: Rewatch and Reboot

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Virtual reality

Christian Thompson: Bayi Gardiya (Singing Desert)

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Christian Thompson talks Bayi Gardiya (Singing Desert)

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Jocelyn Moorhouse talks Unconditional Love

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ACMI Cafe & Bar

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Cinemas


Contemporary
Independent
Classic
Australian

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Our Fed Square cinemas are open until 23 May.

After this, the Fed Square building will be closed for renewal, and our film programs will take place at the RMIT Capitol Theatre and the Treasury Theatre.

We screen the best of contemporary and classic cinema from Australia and around the world. Explore our upcoming films, festivals and seasons, including the regular matinees program.

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Film season

Transit & the Films of Christian Petzold

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Rams

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The Last Movie

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Matinees

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Festival

Top Screen 2019

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Melbourne Cinémathèque

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Capturing Existence: the films of Carlos Reygadas

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BIRRARANGGA Film Festival

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Berlin: Symphony of a Metropolis with live score by sonic.art

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Film season

3 Faces & the Films of Jafar Panahi

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Mystery Road

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Human Rights Arts & Film Festival 2019

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Melbourne Filmoteca

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Film

Radiance

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Past film screenings

Ideas

Inside the themes
behind the screens

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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.  

Articles

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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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How to see the most of 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

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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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Events

Event

Women & Non-Binary Gamers Club

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Talk

Creativity Under Censorship

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Talk

Star Wars after Lucas

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Event

Buffy, Daria and Veronica: Rewatch and Reboot

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Talk

Christian Thompson talks Bayi Gardiya (Singing Desert)

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Talk

Jocelyn Moorhouse talks Unconditional Love

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