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Creative learning for students and teachers

2023 dates for our workshops, talks, and film programs are now on sale.

Did you know Positive Start 2022 enables many schools to enjoy a free ACMI excursion or offers a bus subsidy to visit our exhibitions?

Be first to hear about new events, programs, resources and offers such as a free ACMI membership for teachers, and more.

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Exhibition visits

Visit our new centrepiece exhibition The Story of the Moving Image and discover how inventors, innovators and artists have used light and shadow, time and movement, colour and sound to tell stories. See if your school is eligible for a bus subsidy via Positive Start

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Workshops

Come in for a hands-on learning experience and create animations, films, videogames and digital artworks. Find out more about eligible workshops as part of the Positive Start program.

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Film programs

We have film programs for Primary, Secondary and VCE students, and each screening includes an introduction, talk or lecture. See the range of film programs we have on offer:

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Talks

Join us for a talk in our cinema, and visit The Story of the Moving Image exhibition as part of your booking. We've a range of talks for years F-10 on film, TV, animation, videogames, and more.

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Online programs

Share fun and interactive ACMI experiences with your students without leaving the classroom.

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Teachers

Explore professional learning opportunities and grow your teaching practice via teacher programs and education articles. All VIT registered teachers are eligible for one free year of ACMI membership – sign up now

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Free learning resources

Resources, film guides, lesson plans, activities and more for teachers and students. Get creative with our in-depth resources on filmmaking, animation and gamemaking.

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Game Lessons

Explore a growing repository of curriculum-aligned lessons that utilise videogames. Made for teachers, by teachers.

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Recorded lectures on demand

Can't make it into ACMI? Explore ideas, issues and themes on screen culture with your VCE students via our range of pre-recorded lectures.

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Looking for something specific?

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Upcoming events and programs


Get started with these FREE resources

Raya's Room workshops 22 & 23 May

Disney: The Magic of Animation education resource

Learn about the creativity and innovation behind Walt Disney Animation Studios' films and discover the magic of animation with this comprehensive resource.

Recommended for year levels 3–8

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Game builder

Game Builder is an online resource for teachers and students making their very first videogame, and for those who have some experience already.

Recommended for year levels 3–10

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Film it

Whether it’s your first time making a short film, or you've made films in the past, Film It is here to help make the process as easy and as fun as possible.

Recommended for year levels 4–10

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Game Lessons

Explore a repository of curriculum-aligned lessons that utilise videogames

Recommended for year levels F–12

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Make a stop-motion animation

Make your own animation at home or at school with this step-by-step resource

Recommended for year levels 3–8

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The Gandel Digital Future Labs

Thanks to a generous Flagship Grant from Gandel Foundation we have two revitalised education studios and support to take our education programs into regional Victoria.

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Major Philanthropic Partner

Education Partner

We acknowledge the support of the Department of Education and Training, Victoria, through the Strategic Partnerships Program, and are grateful for the generous support of Gandel Foundation and The Lionel & Yvonne Spencer Trust.

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T: +613 8663 2447
E: education@acmi.net.au