ACMI is the world's foremost institution dedicated to moving images. It examines the art, culture, and history of film, television, video games, digital media, and other screen-based entertainment.
ACMI features an impressive collection of film and television memorabilia, including costumes, props, and other artifacts from iconic productions. It provides film enthusiasts with a rare opportunity to interact with props from their beloved films and television shows.
'Screen Worlds,' the permanent exhibition at ACMI, is a must-see. It examines the history and development of the moving image by showcasing a variety of screen-based experiences, interactive displays, and multimedia installations.
Each year, ACMI holds a contest called 'Screen It' to inspire young people to make their own short films, animations, and other forms of digital media. The competition gives budding filmmakers a chance to show off their skills and get their films seen.
ACMI now provides VR experiences. VR films, interactive exhibits, and other virtual experiences that push the limits of storytelling and technology are available to visitors.
Within the museum is ACMI X, a coworking facility. It provides a collaborative environment for creative professionals in the screen industry, such as filmmakers, digital media artists, and game developers.
Things to do at ACMI
Explore the exhibitions: Immerse yourself in ACMI's interactive and diverse exhibitions. Through engaging displays, artifacts, and multimedia installations, learn about the history of cinema, television, and digital media. Explore each exhibition at your pace while learning about the evolution of the moving image.
Watch a film: ACMI provides a variety of film screenings, including classics, new releases, documentaries, and international cinema. Check the screening schedule to see a film on the large screen at one of ACMI's cutting-edge theaters.
Visit the ACMI Shop: The ACMI Shop is a treasure trove of movie-related gifts, collectibles, books, and DVDs. Find a one-of-a-kind keepsake or souvenir connected to your favorite show or movie.
Participate in screenings and competitions: ACMI frequently hosts screenings of works by up-and-coming filmmakers and provides opportunities for filmmakers and digital media artists to exhibit their work. Keep abreast of any screenings or contests in which you can participate or attend.
Take a Break at the Café: At ACMI, visitors can take a break from their exploration and indulge in a moment of relaxation at the on-site café. The café offers a variety of refreshments, including coffee and light bites, providing the perfect opportunity to recharge before continuing your visit.
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