A unique institution at the heart of Melbourne's iconic meeting place, Federation Square, dedicated to the moving image in all its forms including cinema, television, computer games and interactive media arts.

This place is amazing.acmi

We think the official emphasis here is on older kids but we couldn't get our 2-year-old out the first time we visited.

In addition to the babies screenings there is so much child-centred programming, all very high tech — with free animated flicks and the annual International Childrens Festival.

Kids can even create their own short film!

The Memory Grid has more than 200 short films in free futuristic ‘lounge rooms’. Just brilliant. Small pods of seats surround a screen from which short films can be chosen from the touch screen.

The Games Lab is a changing exhibition of computer games with exhibits showing the development of the game and several consoles on which to play the current game.

Needless to say, kids love this area and given that so many young children are techno savvy these days, even the toddlers can be seen having a go.

We cannot recommend it highly enough, for kids and for adults!

The fun-filled Kids' Flicks program is guaranteed to delight and captivate the imagination of children and grown-ups alike. It's also a great choice for kids' parties.


Sundays and School Holidays


Federation Square


All tickets $6 (except selected free screenings) ACMI Members $5

There are a number of ways you can purchase tickets for ACMI films, exhibitions and events.

Buy tickets online through the tickets.com site (credit card required):

- for film programs and events

- for Dreams Come True

Visit the Tickets & Information Desk at ACMI, Federation Square

Call (+61 3) 8663 2583

More Information:

Web: http://www.acmi.net.au/default.aspx