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.
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.
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.