School Holiday Program ACMI Presents

Make a Movie

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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. 

Over three days, 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 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.  

For enquiries


  • 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. 
  • Children will also need a signed and completed participation agreement.
  • 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.
  • Ages 9-14
  • Workshop runs from 10am - 4pm daily.