ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image)

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ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image)
Federation Square, Flinders Street Melbourne
Venue Type: Museum

Open hours
Open daily 10am to 6pm
(03) 8663 2200
(03) 8663 2211
Gallery type

A unique institution at the heart of Melbourne's iconic meeting place, Federation Square, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) celebrates, explores and promotes the cultural and creative richness of the moving image in all its forms - film, television and digital culture.

Through a vibrant calendar of award-winning Australian and international exhibitions, films, festivals, live events, creative workshops, education programs and Collection resources, ACMI provides diverse audiences with unsurpassed ways to engage with the moving image.

As one of Victoria's major cultural, tourism and learning attractions, ACMI is an integral element in Melbourne's position as one of the world's truly creative cities.

Starting life as the State Film Centre in 1946, ACMI evolved from being a Collection based institution to an internationally recognised national hub for screening and advocacy, screen education, industry engagement and audience involvement.

Driven by the desire to fulfil its vision to become the world's leading moving image centre, ACMI has now carried out the most significant phase of its development and growth since the doors opened in 2002.

With the support of the Victorian Government, a suite of new production and exhibition spaces and refreshed public offers were introduced at ACMI in 2009, providing audiences of all ages and abilities with diverse, stimulating and creative opportunities to actively engage with the moving image and screen culture.

The centrepiece is a new, free entry, permanent exhibition charting the journey of the moving image and, in particular, Australia's engagement with screen culture as consumer and creator. Screen Worlds: The Story of Film, Television and Digital Culture is a unique, interactive and immersive exhibition that dynamically illustrates how each of the forms of the moving image have emerged and evolved as a powerful creative medium.

The exhibition is the cornerstone of the major development project which also includes a second special exhibition space, two new state-of-the-art production studios, a new national screen culture resource centre - the Australian Mediatheque - and a unique external exhibition space, the Video Garden.

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