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ACMI - Australian Centre for the Moving Image

  • Museums
  • Melbourne
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  1. Australian Centre for the Moving Image, exterior
    Photograph: Shannon McGrath
  2. Australian Centre for the Moving Image, interior
    Photograph: Shannon McGrath
  3. Australian Centre for the Moving Image, interior
    Photograph: Shannon McGrath
  4. ACMI Foley room reopening 2021
    Photograph: Shannon McGrath/Supplied
  5. Two people on the ACMI staircase, with an ACMI sign in the foreground
    Photograph: Shannon McGrath
  6. Australian Centre for the Moving Image, interior
    Photograph: Shannon McGrath
  7. Australian Centre for the Moving Image, interior
    Photograph: Shannon McGrath
  8. Australian Centre for the Moving Image, interior
    Photograph: Shannon McGrath
  9. Australian Centre for the Moving Image, interior
    Photograph: Shannon McGrath
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Time Out Says

There's always something eye-opening to find at Australia's national museum of TV, film, games, art and digital culture

ACMI is much more than meets the eye. Sure, it's home to Australia's largest moving image collection and the fascinating and fun The Story of the Moving Image permanent exhibition. But there's also cinemas, student labs and educational spaces, a media preservation lab, plus a hospitality offering from Karen Martini. 

ACMI reopened after a massive facelift in early 2021 and now boasts a swanky new architect-designed space with new and improved exhibitions, facilities, artworks and displays as well as some of the most incredible, cutting-edge technologies we’ve ever seen in a Melbourne museum.

RECOMMENDED: Read our interview with ACMI CEO Katrina Sedgwick following the reopening.

Got a couple of hours to kill? Head to The Story of the Moving Image (which is a revamped version of the old Screen Worlds exhibit) where you can check out a collection of costumes, cameras, TikTok clips, contemporary art and everything in between. It's a brilliant look into different forms of the moving image that span decades, countries and platforms. And yes, you can play video games for free. 

ACMI is free to enter but events and screenings are usually ticketed. Check out the website for current exhibits and film schedules. 

Rebecca Russo
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Rebecca Russo

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Federation Square
Cnr Swanston & Flinders Sts
Melbourne
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Nearby stations: Flinders Street

What's On

Melbourne Women in Film Festival

  • Film festivals

The Melbourne Women in Film Festival (MWFF) returns to the city this summer, bringing with it a stack of stories that showcase the diversity and calibre of women and gender diverse filmmakers. In 2022, MWFF has opted for a "laugh louder" theme, focusing the festival on comedies and the often overlooked power humour has to affect change. In addition to a number of feature and short film screenings, you can also catch web series, music videos, talks and workshops, with opening night even hosted by the award-winning comedy star Geraldine Hickey. Films to look out for include Rhapsody of Love, a film written and directed by Joy Hopwood that follows three couples navigating the trials and tribulations of romance at different stages of life. In Genevieve Clay-Smith and Rawley Reynolds film Groundhog Night, we're introduced to Gary who is a pro at caring for his disabled daughter Jess – until his in-laws come to visit and everyone receives a wake-up call. The festival is alsoscreening Viriginia Gay's 2018 Tropfest short, Paper Cut, in which a man who has never been a victim in his life experiences what it's like to be terrorised. The Melbourne Women in Film Festival runs from February 10 to 14. Screenings are happening in-person at ACMI, as well as online via ACMI's Cinema3 streaming service. For more information visit the MWFF website. 

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