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Collection

Explore this amazing collection of moving image works in the Australian Mediatheque.

The collection contains over 40,000 moving image works, including film, tape and disc material, time-based media art, games, television, digital culture and ephemera including books, journals, publicity photographs, film posters and press kits.

It's free to visit and you can choose from a vast range of content to watch in your own viewing booth.

The Mediatheque is open 7 days a week, 12pm-5pm. The space is wheelchair-accessible. Find out more about accessibility at ACMI.

The Australian Mediatheque is presented in collaboration with the National Film and Sound Archive and a range of other content partners.

Try our new open source Collection Data Explorer below to browse films, footage and other works by category, year of production, associated people and companies and running time.

This first release of this software contains simple text entries about every moving image work in the Mediatheque, and future releases will also include ACMI's collections of video games, objects, stills, single and multi-channel moving image artworks and information about when films were screened.

If you're interested in learning more about what we're doing with our data, and maybe even what you can do with it, follow our progress at ACMI Labs, below.

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Research

Are you fascinated by a particular subject, say… castles, painting, jazz, literature or fashion? An almost limitless range of topics can be explored.  Our Collection is there for your discovery and also for its research potential if you want to dig deeper.

We provide access to the collection for in-depth research and have completed successful collaborate research projects with a number of universities, organisations and professional researchers.

Some of these research projects have covered subjects  as diverse as: 

  • Chinese Feature Films;
  • Indigenous Filmmakers;
  • 1980s Australian Video Games;
  • Glass blowing;
  • Urban Planning;
  • Representations of Women in Documentaries about Papua New Guinea;
  • 16mm Italian Films
  • School-Building Architecture

Browse some of our recent research projects below.

Research projects

Chinese film research

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Bully stoppers

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Movin' In

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Play it again

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ACMI in the regions

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Digital storytelling

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