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There’s plenty for kids and parents to explore at ACMI

From our popular school holiday programs and museum activity days; to articles, interviews and practical online guides about filmmaking and game design, you can dive in and explore the world of screen culture that’s right at your fingertips.

Disney: The Magic of Animation

Browse all things Disney in the ACMI Shop

School holiday workshops

Keep young hands and minds busy with our rich program of fun and engaging workshops that also teach important STEAM skills.

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Online learning

Explore our fun and free online learning resources. Get together and learn about art, animation, digital technologies, filmmaking, game making and more from home.

Jurassic Park scene - T-rex closes in on "Dr Grant" and "Lex"

Homemade homage

Recreate a famous film, scene or film trailer using household objects, homemade props, and a lot of imagination. 

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Script to Storyboard

Ever wonder how filmmakers turn their scripts and scribbles into films? They use a sequence of pictures called storyboards! And now you can too with this handy guide.

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Ernest and Celestine

When a hungry violin-playing bear and a mouse who is studying dentistry but wants to be an artist become friends, their friendship is met with prejudice and fear. Learn how this beloved series of French children's books was adapted into a film.

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Malala Yousafzai - book trailer

Make a book trailer

Do you love a book so much you wish everyone would read it? We'll take you through the process of creating your very own book trailer.

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Meet the local creatives behind the videogames we love.

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Ngoc Vu on Necrobarista

The RMIT University alum and Lead Artist and cofounder of Route 59 Games joins us for a chat about her experience in developing games so far.

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House House on Untitled Goose Game

From Chrissy Teigen to Blink-182, Untitled Goose Game took the world by storm last year. Join two of its creators, Jake Strasser & Nico Disseldorp, as they discuss how they created their mega hit.

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Paulina Samy on Innchanted

Hear from the Creative Director of DragonBear Studios, who is a passionate advocate of accessibility and diverse representation across the industry.

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Go Behind the Screens

Explore the career pathways of notable screen practitioners and their work in this YouTube series.

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Visual Effects with Neil Huxley

Director Neil Huxley talks about how the awesome interactive game trailer for Middle Earth: Shadow of War was made.

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Colour Script Design with Dave Bleich

Dave Bleich steps us through his approach to the lesser-known process of colour script design for the epic feature animation, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

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PluginHUMAN - Dream 2.2 (2018)

Immersive, multi-sensory artworks with PluginHUMAN

How does an artist turn their questions about the world, our bodies and technology into an artwork that will provoke a complete stranger to experience the same wonder?

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Articles, interviews and more

Victoria Together

Experience some of the best music, entertainment, nature and art our state has to offer for families. Because even though we're at home – we're together.

Victoria Together - Children's activities