COVID-19 Update

Following the latest advice from the Victorian Government, ACMI is temporarily closed.

Affected ticket bookers will be contacted directly.

Hero restaurant and bar is now open from 12pm Tues–Sun.

We look forward to welcoming you back to ACMI soon. Stay safe.

Publicity still from 'La Haine' (1995) with main cast - black and white

Cinema 3: Stream films on demand

Rent new releases, classics and some of the best films from our past programs.

Tina Turner in Coober Pedy by Kaylene Whiskey

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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Gallery 5: FREE online artworks

Explore art that reflects, celebrates and interrogates the internet and digital culture.

What's on
Disney - The Magic of Animation - Exhibition 13 May - 17 Oct

Disney: the Magic of Animation

Exclusive to Melbourne

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

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Gemini Rising - The Cinema of Mai Zetterling - 1–20 Jul 2021

Gemini Rising: The Cinema of Mai Zetterling

1–20 Jul 2021

Australia’s first retrospective on the multi-faceted career of the international movie star and trailblazing director of European Modernist cinema and beyond.

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Vintage film cameras at ACMI - photo by Phoebe Powell

The Story of the Moving Image

Our new centrepiece exhibition

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

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Creature From the Black Lagoon 3D - 10–13 Jun 2021

Creature From The Black Lagoon 3D

25–29 Aug 2021

Watch out! We're bringing you two fintastic creature features: Creature From The Black Lagoon in 3D or 2D (1954) and The Shape Of Water (2017).

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Ross Gibson- head_phone_film_poems - 10 Jun – 1 Oct

Ross Gibson: head_phone_film_poems

10 Jun – 1 Oct

Ross Gibson’s new online exhibition features a suite of thirteen films that creatively remix an array of ‘readymade’ online archives.

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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: Notorious | Matinees 25 Jun – 5 Jul 2021

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Ingrid Bergman in Notorious
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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ACMI & Ian Potter Cultural Trust award $60,000 worth of artist development grants

IPCT and ACMI award $60K in artist development grants

The Ian Potter Cultural Trust and ACMI will support the practice of three Ian Potter Moving Image Commission 2022 runner-up artists.

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ACMI+RMIT Audience Lab 2021

Audience Lab – applications now open

Got a moving image product or work in development? Looking for feedback? Apply to test out your project on ACMI's visitors.

Apply now

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Virtual lessons, exhibition visits, professional learning for teachers, and learning resources for use at home or the classroom.

Schools & Teachers
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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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The ACMI story so far

From humble beginnings to a universe of screen culture, find out how we became the most visited moving image museum in the world.

Our history
Annabelle Butterfly Dance  Thomas Edison, USA, 1897 Library of Congress Photographs of hand coloured nitrate print by Barbara Flueckiger
Dessert by Karen Martini- photograph by Pete Tarasiuk

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

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