Still from 'Hide' (2020)
Hide (2020)

ACMI & Melbourne International Animation Festival present

Dark Hearts

Unclassified (18+)

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COVID-19 update

Following the latest advice from the Victorian Government ACMI will be temporarily closed from Fri 16 July. Unfortunately, the Sat 24 Jul Dark Hearts session will be cancelled until further notice.

Customers with tickets for these dates will be automatically refunded via the card they made the purchase with. If your card has expired, please email to make alternative arrangements. Refunds may take 5-10 days to appear in your account.

We look forward to welcoming you back to ACMI soon. Look after yourself, and each other.


A seductive program of animated shorts revelling in darkness.

There is a deliciously seductive cruelty and velvet malevolence that purrs beneath the skin and behind the claws of so much fine animation. Whether it is depicting the misshapen internal logic of the psychopath, recreating the darkest horrors no live-action camera was present to capture, or Trojan-horsing a vision of darkness past the first line of our defences, animation is an artform perfectly suited for the purveyors of these dark visions.

Short films

Daniel Grey
Canada, 11 mins, 2020

Il Gatto
Donato Sansone
Italy, 7 mins 13 secs, 2020

Goodnight Mr Ted
Sole Nicolas
Spain, 10 mins 46 secs, 2020

Shiva Sadegh Asadi
Iran, 10 mins 50 secs, 2020

Begona Vicario
Spain, 4 mins 58 secs, 2020

We Hope You Won’t Need To Come Back
Anastazja Naumenko
Poland, 10 mins, 2020

Heart Of Gold
Simon Filliot
France, 12 mins 56 secs, 2020

Format: DCP
Language: English
Duration: 80



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General Admission




ACMI Member



80 mins


Unclassified (18+)


Cinema 2, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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