Four young teenaged girls smiling and operating a digital video camera on a tripod, with their ACMI facilitator
Credit: Phoebe Powell

ACMI presents

Make a Movie

Ages 9–13


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9 & 10 Jan 2023

10am – 4pm

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In this hands-on and creative filmmaking workshop, your kids can learn the basics of producing, directing and acting in a short film.

Over two days, your kids will work together in small groups, under the guidance of experienced staff, to create a team name for their own movie studio, pitch their ideas, write a script outline, act, direct, and operate a camera.

After filming on location at ACMI and around Federation Square, the group will then cut the film together in our post-production studio, adding special effects and a soundtrack.

Important information

  • Ages 9–13 only
  • Children do not need to be accompanied by parents at these workshops
  • All our deliverers are trained teachers with VIT registration, or arts practitioners with WWC cards
  • Lunch is not provided as part of the workshop – children need to bring a packed lunch
  • Please download and complete the participation form, and bring it on the day of the workshop
  • If your child has additional needs or requires extra assistance, please get in touch with us prior to the workshop.


360 mins


Gandel Digital Future Lab 2, Level 1
ACMI, Fed Square

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