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While ACMI is currently closed for redevelopment, there's no need for you to miss out on Melbourne Cinémathèque. Responding to a changing world and to help curb the spread of COVID-19, all programs at Treasure Theatre and The Capitol have been postponed until further notice. Though ACMI live public events have been postponed or cancelled, you can still enjoy Virtual Cinémathèque from the comfort of your own home in times of self-isolation. Be sure to be following ACMI's Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, or Melbourne Cinémathèque's Facebook and Twitter.

ACMI is running virtual programs for movie lovers, moving image fans, and screen industries. Stepping up to keep the film community going in a virtual sense, FREE accessible workshops are available to support peers and to keep them professionally engaged and connected. It also allows you to stay entertained and feel connected while we navigate these strange days.

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Virtual Cinémathèque

Virtual Cinémathèque will run EVERY TUESDAY with details released weekly via ACMI & Melbourne Cinémathèque social media. Doing their best to choose from freely available and accessible platforms, you too can recreate the communal experience of watching as a collection via a FREE PROGRAM called Metastream. It allows you to invite your friends to watch at the same time, from your respective homes. Inspired by the American initiative, Remote Viewing Cinema, to get the best out of the ACMI experience at home, get your popcorn ready as each week they share their curatorial insight into different films, artworks, TV series or videogames, as well as where you can find them online.

First up is one from the archives; their 2015 film season ROMA! The Screen Life of the Eternal City. It looks as far back as the 1950s to films by Fellini, Antonioni, Pasolini and Bolognini, and to more recent award-winning Italian auteurs including Gianfranco Rosi and Paolo Sorrentino, to explore nostalgic and contemporary cinematic visions of Rome. The Virtual Cinémathèque won't replicate seasons slated for the 2020 Melbourne Cinémathèque but wherever possible it'll try to stick to the weekly calendar format of double bills that showcase classic and contemporary films on specific directors, performers or a thematic.

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Workshops

Partnering with Media Mentors to create FREE twice-weekly micro skills workshops for the screen industries (and keen movie lovers) that people can view on ACMI's YouTube channel. Workshop leaders will be available on Twitter for conversation via the hashtag after the workshops as follows. They're uploaded at 10am every Wednesday and Friday. Find the whole SCHEDULE HERE with details about your workshop leaders.

Fri 27 Mar - Keep Calm & Look for New Markets with Author & Journalist Jenny Valentish
Wed 1 Apr - Screenwriting: Where Do You Start? with Drama Writer David Hannam
Fri 3 Apr - What Makes A Good Factual Story? with Executive Producer Alex West
Wed 8 Apr - What You Need to Know to be a Videographer
with Lara Van Raay, Small World Documentaries
Wed 15 Apr - Budgeting 101
with Producer Charlotte Wheaton, Good Thing Productions
Fri 17 Apr - From Short to Long
with Feature Director John Sheedy, H for Happiness
Wed 22 Apr - Lighting for Beginners
with Cinematographer Joanne Donahoe-Beckwith
Fri - 24 Apr - Getting The Most From Interviews
with Dominique Pratt, Presenter & Director
Wed 29 Apr - The Joy of Archive
with Producer Kate Pappas
Fri 1 May - What Your Body Language Says About You
with Sandy Kaye, from Sandy Kaye Presents

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Make it Monthly

The Make it Monthly talks event series has also moved online and is hosted via live-stream on the ACMI YouTube page. It touches on making a living from creating online content. It questions if creating online content is purely an artistic pursuit? A platform for getting your voice heard? Or can it be your calling card, and, therefore, your passage to making a viable income?

Check it out on Thursday 2 April 2020 from 6pm to 7pm. This month's Make It Monthly features an extraordinary panel of producers from all platforms and at various stages of solving this dilemma on the first Thursday of every month. They'll share their secrets and it could make you laugh, raise your eyebrows and inspire you. Make It Monthly is a collaborative venture between AFTRS, ACMI and Media Mentors Australia.

For other related events check out Girl, Interpreted: The joys and pains of bilingualism. Girl, Interpreted is available to watch on YouTube and Chinese platforms Tencent and iQiyi for Mandarin-speaking audiences. Follow on Instagram. This is your entertainment sorted, thanks to ACMI.

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Why? ACMI Online's Virtual Cinémathèque 2020
When: Starting Tuesday 25 March 2020
Where: Weekly movie night from the comfort of your own home
Cost: FREE
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