The Dome (2016)

Milan Design Film Festival

19–30 May 2022

An eclectic lineup of documentaries and short films celebrating the very best of Italian design, ingenuity and culture.

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The Dome (2016)
Light: Works from Tate's Collection exhibition - slideshow

Light: Works from Tate's Collection

Exhibition | 16 Jun – 13 Nov 2022

From Turner to Kusama, celebrate the groundbreaking artists who harnessed the elemental force of light over 200 years of art history.

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Vintage film cameras at ACMI - photo by Phoebe Powell

The Story of the Moving Image

FREE Exhibition | Ongoing

Journey through the past, present and future of the moving image with interactive experiences and captivating stories.

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Upcoming events

Ben Chapman in the Gill Man suit scares a screaming Julie Adams in a still from Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

Film screenings

Curated film programs, festivals, and new and classic films – it's all happening in our cinemas this autumn.

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TERROR NULLIUS (2018, Soda_Jerk) - Art After Dark

Spotlight: TERROR NULLIUS

Film screenings: 13–15 May 2022

Hitch a ride into the dark heart of Australia with this blistering, badly behaved sample-based film that confronts the horrors of our national mythologies.

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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.

Festivals

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 cinema buffs and gamers? Join our live and online screen culture clubs.

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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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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
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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 httpelissablake.blogspot.com

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.

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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
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.

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ACMI Shop items - red and blue colour scheme

ACMI Shop

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

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