School holiday program ACMI Presents

Make a Movie

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About the workshop

In this hands-on, creative and technical filmmaking workshop, kids work in a small group to learn the basics of writing, directing, acting in and editing a short film.

In this three day workshop, kids work together under the guidance of experienced staff. Participants create a team name for their own movie studio, pitch their ideas, write a script, produce a storyboard, act, direct, and operate a camera.

Filming takes place on location at ACMI and around Federation Square. Participants then cut the film together in our post-production studio, adding special effects and a soundtrack.

On the last day of the workshop, they attend a red carpet film premiere with two invited guests.

Are you a young female interested in filmmaking? We have one scholarship available for this workshop. Find out more here

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Session times

Tickets must be purchased in advance. Parents do not need to attend the workshop - children are fully supervised at all times. Children will need to bring a packed lunch, as this is not provided in the cost of the workshop. In the event of cancellation, ticket holders are notified directly and a full refund is provided. Cost includes a take-home USB flash drive containing the finished film. Recommended for kids aged 9 to 14. Workshop runs from 10am - 4pm daily.