School Holiday Program ACMI Presents

Make a Movie

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

Under the guidance of experienced staff, they'll pitch their ideas, develop a script and storyboard, then film their masterpiece in Federation Square. They'll cut the film together in our post-production studio, adding special effects and a soundtrack.

On the last day of the workshop, families are invited to join us at the red carpet film premiere.

Know a girl aged 9-14 who is interested in filmmaking? She may be eligible for a scholarship. Find out more here

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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.