Mickey Mouse sketch - Disney: The Magic of Animation

Disney: the Magic of Animation

Exhibition | Open daily

Discover the creativity and innovation of almost 100 years of Disney Animation.

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The Films of Abbas Kiarostami

Film season | 1–15 Sep

Travel through four decades of boundary-breaking Iranian cinema in this retrospective of the master filmmaker's poetic, humanist works.

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Deborah Kelly: The God of Tiny Things

Exhibition | Open daily

Deborah Kelly’s kaleidoscopic video unleashes a vivid collage of animated figures and landscapes cut free from the pages of old magazines and encyclopedias.

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Dead man - still from 'head_phone_film_poems' by Ross Gibson

Ross Gibson: head_phone_film_poems

Online exhibition

Ross Gibson’s new exhibition features a suite of films that creatively remix an array of ‘readymade’ online archives, including ASIO footage, crime scene photos and late night iPhone captures.

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Vintage film cameras at ACMI - photo by Phoebe Powell

The Story of the Moving Image

Exhibition | Open daily

Journey through the past, present and future of the moving image through interactive experiences, digital innovation and captivating stories in our new centrepiece exhibition

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What's on this month

Explore exhibitions, films, festivals, talks and more at your museum of screen culture, and online.

Pictured: Swinburne: next gen_now | 7–13 Aug 2021

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Jason Phu - 2022 Mordant Family Moving Image Commission for young Australian artists

Jason Phu awarded Mordant Family Moving Image Commission for young artists

His proposed work, Analects of Kung Phu, will be premiered at ACMI in 2022 and an edition will be accessioned into ACMI’s collection.

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Woman peering into the Blackmagic Design Media Preservation Lab with a Collections Technicinan works - Shannon McGrath

The Blackmagic Design Media Preservation Lab

Our first of its kind facility is dedicated to preserving Australia’s analogue past while ensuring its digital present is accessible for generations to come.

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Boom for Real - The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat - Cinema 3

Watch films on demand: Cinema 3

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

Ross Gibson- head_phone_film_poems - 10 Jun – 1 Oct

View online exhibitions: Gallery 5

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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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.

Cropped - Tina Turner in Coober Pedy
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Virtual lessons, exhibition visits, professional learning for teachers, and learning resources for use at home or the classroom.

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2001: A Space Odyssey - hallway scene

Stories & Ideas

Explore the themes behind the screens with articles, interviews, recorded talks and more.

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Browse our 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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Potato Bread at Hero ACMI

Food & Drink

Film, food, art, music and people come together in our all-day dining destination, Hero, at Fed Square – bookings now open.

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