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Gabriella Hirst awarded 2020 Ian Potter Moving Image Commission

Gabriella Hirst has been awarded the prize from a field of impressive candidates vying for the prestigious visual art commission – an initiative of The Ian Potter Cultural Trust (IPCT) and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI). The commission will make possible a new work, Darling Darling (working title), which will have its world premiere at ACMI in 2020. The proposed work parallels the precise and elaborate care taken to preserve colonial paintings of the Australian ...

Cleverman: The Exhibition at ACMI

Cleverman stormed onto ABC TV in 2016 as a dystopian sci-fi with a difference. With predominantly Indigenous cast and senior crew, the series explores a series of Aboriginal origin stories in a contemporary context, with political nuance touching on themes of class, racism and power. Exploring First Nations storytelling, language and creativity in production design, costumes and props, this free exhibition invites you to listen-first and immerse yourself in a powerful and contemporary ...

The Beehive: Who Killed Juanita Neilsen at ACMI

This three year, $210,000 commissioning program is the first of its kind in Australia and will support Australian artists and filmmakers working at the nexus of film and art enabling them to make a new, ambitious and experimental screen based work, and to explore new forms and methodologies in their practice. Based on the unsolved murder of famous Sydney anti-development campaigner Juanita Nielsen in 1975, Zanny Begg’s The Beehive examines themes of gentrification, corruption, sex-wo...

ACMI presents the World Premiere of Wonderland this April!

The enduring fascination with Carroll’s stories and characters uniquely traces the evolution of filmmaking, providing the perfect subject matter for Australia’s national film museum, ACMI, to illustrate our ongoing fascination with new visual technologies over more than a century. From the earliest optical toys to silent film, animation, puppetry, live-action cinema, videogames, CGI, 3D and beyond, WONDERLAND explores how the moving image has kept Alice and her stories in the public ...

Eija-Liisa Ahtila: Studies on the Ecology of Drama Exhibition at ACMI

Studies on the Ecology of Drama is a four-screen installation by renowned Finnish filmmaker and artist Eija-Liisa Ahtila. Against the backdrop of the Finnish countryside, a ‘human actor’ guides us through a series of thoughtful yet playful visual exercises. Through meditative animation and visual effects we’re invited to consider how cinema constructs our relationship to nature.   //   Featuring a juniper tree, a common swift, a horse, a butterfly and a group of ...

World Premiere of Terror Nullius by Soda_Jerk Coming Soon to ACMI!

TERROR NULLIUS is the third Ian Potter Moving Image Commission (IPMIC), a ten-year, biennial program providing $100,000 for the creation of new works by mid-career Australian artists – and the most significant moving image commission in the country. Soda_Jerk take on the IPMIC following the success of The Was, their 2016 collaboration with The Avalanches. This year they have also presented multi-channel video installations at international art spaces including the Barbican, London; ...

Jean-Pierre Melville: The Outsider at ACMI

Dubbed the 'godfather of the French New Wave' and driven by a love of 30s and 40s American gangster films, director Jean-Pierre Melville's lean but vital oeuvre has influenced filmmakers across the world including Jean-Luc Godard, Quentin Tarantino, John Woo, Michael Mann and Johnnie To. Tinged with the trappings of film noir, dripping with style and a sardonic worldview, Melville created a meticulous playbook on the moral codes of desperate men and cool criminals, while setting the gold ...

ACMI announces Wallace & Gromit and Friends to spend summer in Melbourne!

Premiering in Australia as part of the 2017 Melbourne Winter Masterpieces program, Wallace & Gromit and Friends: The Magic of Aardman reflects the quirky humour and idiosyncratic charm of the British studio from concept drawings and storyboards to the intricate, handmade puppets and sets that enthral audiences young and old. “We are delighted to be able to extend our exclusive season of Wallace & Gromit and Friends: The Magic of Aardman,” said ACMI CEO & Director, Katrina ...

I Am Not Your Negro screening exclusively at ACMI

From acclaimed director Raoul Peck (The Man by the Shore, Lumumba, Murder in Pacot), I Am Not Your Negrobrings to life Remember This House, the unfinished manuscript of American novelist and intellectual James Baldwin. Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, this blistering film shares Baldwin’s personal experience of racism as considered through the lens of civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Malcom X and Martin Luther King Jr. A most expertly crafted documentary of recent times I Am Not Your ...

Series Mania Melbourne at ACMI

“Series Mania is to TV Drama what the Cannes Film Festival is to film” – Variety Film Victoria and ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image) have announced a joint partnership which will bring Series Mania, the world’s most prestigious festival of international television, to Melbourne, Australia. Over four days Series Mania Melbourne will deliver program highlights from Paris’ Series Mania 2017, with over 40 free screenings of premiere seasons of some of the best new ...