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Exhibition visits

Visit our centrepiece exhibition The Story of the Moving Image and discover how inventors, innovators and artists have used light, shadow, time, movement, colour and sound to tell stories.

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Come in for a hands-on learning experience and create animations, films, videogames and digital artworks.

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Film programs

Our film programs for Primary, Secondary and VCE students include a screening and an introduction, talk or lecture. See the range of film programs on offer:

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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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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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Upcoming events and programs

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

Child Safety

All children have a right to be safe from harm, respected and valued during their visit to ACMI.

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