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ACMI Winter School Holiday Program

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Published June 13th 2015
Labyrinth, Minecraft, Dr Seuss and more
The Australian Centre for Moving Image (ACMI) team have once again arranged a corker of a winter school holiday program to keep the kids creatively engaged over the June and July break.

From hands-on workshops to Labyrinth and Dr Seuss to Minecraft, ACMI will cover a variety of interests to children of all ages.


ACMI once again presents a series of Kids' Flicks movie sessions for a reasonable $7 full price ($9 for 3D), or $5 ($7 for 3D) for ACMI Members.

Labyrinth (G)

Ahead of the highly anticipated David Bowie Is Exhibition, ACMI will screen Bowie's movie cult classic Labyrinth from June onward.

David Bowie in Labyrinth

When: 20 June and 18 October.

Dr Seuss's The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T (G)

The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T is a musical fantasy film (1953), and the only feature film actually written by Dr Seuss. The story tells the tale of a ten-year-old Bart (Tommy Rettig) whose mind wanders in his piano lesson, and soon finds himself transported to a surreal world where 500 young boys must practice at his magnificent piano 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

When: 27 June to 12 July.

Spirited Away (PG Supernatural Themes)

Animated feature film Spirited Away, released in 2001, became the most successful film in Japanese history. The story sees ten-year-old Chihiro unhappy at the prospect of her family moving house. On route to their new home, Chihiro's father takes a wrong turn and soon the family finds themselves in an abandoned theme park filled with mystical creatures and ghostly apparitions.

When: 29 June to 26 July.



Children aged 9 to 12 will be able to make a movie in a three day hands-on workshop in which they will learn technical filmmaking skills and use their creativity. Participants will work together in a small group as well as learn the basics of writing, directing, acting and editing a short film.

Make a Movie ACMI
Make a Movie at ACMI

When: 29 June.
Cost: Full $270, Concession $250, ACMI Member $230.

Flip It Kids

Children aged 5 to 10 will learn how to create a short animation by transforming characters into a flipbook. This is a drop-in class with no need to pre-register.

When: 29 June to 10 July between 10am and 2pm.
Cost: FREE

Crazy Claymation

This one-day workshop aimed at children aged 8 to 11 will have kids creating their own claymation movie starting with sculpting a character from clay, creating a background, developing a story, and learning the tricks and techniques of stop-motion animation.

Claymation fun

When: 2 July
Cost: Full $120, Concession $110, ACMI Member $100.

The Massive Minecraft Movie

For Minecraft fans aged 12 to 16, this is a team based game play activity where teams work together to design a unique world with characters, then direct a scene in a Minecraft movie. The workshop involves filmmaking (open to all levels) to build a fantasy animated world, developed within a team.

When: 6 July, running from 10am to 4pm.
Cost: Full $120, Concession $110, ACMI Member $100.

Jump on the ACMI website for more details, and to pre-book if required here.
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Phone: (03) 8663 2200
Where: ACMI, Federation Square, Melbourne
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