Autumn School Holidays at ACMI (31 March to 15 April 2012)

    The Australian Centre for the Moving Image presents
    Autumn School Holidays at ACMI
    Saturday 31 March to Sunday 15 April 2012

    Kids’ Flicks

    ACMI Cinemas

    Full/Concession $6, ACMI Members $5

    Sat 31 Mar to Sat 14 Apr, 10.30am and 1pm daily

    Winnie the Pooh G

    Stephen J. Anderson and Don Hall, 2011, USA, 63 mins, Source/Courtesy: Walt Disney Motion Pictures Australia

    A.A. Milne’s lovable bear returns to the big screen for the first time in 35 years in this animated adventure inspired by five of the author’s most cherished stories. Christopher Robin is in danger and it’s up to Pooh, Rabbit, Piglet, Kanga, Roo and Eeyore to help their old friend get out of harm’s way. But when the whole gang comes running at Owl’s behest, they realise that someone’s imagination has gotten the best of them.

    Narrated by John Cleese with a selection of jaunty tunes recorded by Zooey Deschanel.

    “In a time of shock-value 3-D animation and special effects, the look of the film is gentle and pleasing. It was hand-animated, I’m told, and the backgrounds use a subtle and reassuring watercolor style. It’s a nightmare-proof experience for even the youngest viewers.” – Roger Ebert, The Chicago Sun-Times

    Sun 15 Apr ,10.30am and 1pm

    Mia and the Migoo Unclassified All Ages

    Jacuqes-Remy Girerd, 2008, France, 92 mins, Source/Courtesy: GKIDS Inc., USA

    Created from an astounding 500,000 hand-painted frames of animation, Mia and the Migoo is a work of art that is breathtaking to behold, with backgrounds invoking Van Gogh, Monet and Cezanne. It tells the fable-like story of a young girl who must overcome her fears on a quest to find her father and save the world from destruction.

    With the voices of John Di Maggio, Whoopi Goldberg, Matthew Modine, Wallace Shawn and James Woods.

    Australian premiere!

    “Vibrant! Shimmering! You’d be forgiven for mistaking Mia and the Migoo for the latest effort from Hayao Miyazaki!” – LA Weekly

    Kids in the Studio

    A Little Piece of Forest

    Be the hero of your very own forest hunt adventure in this green-screen school holiday workshop.

    The forest has always represented a place of adventure and discovery in storytelling for all ages. Launch into a leafy-green world and meet the strange and wonderful folk that live there, as you search for a little piece of the forest that was left out by mistake, then sit back and watch the premier of your green-screen adventure!

    Sessions run for 45 minutes, starting at 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm. Please register on the day for your preferred session (no phone or online bookings are taken).

    Recommended for kids aged 4 to 12.

    Dates                    Mon 2 Apr – Thu 5 Apr 2012, 11am-3pm

     Tue 10 Apr – Fri 13 Apr 2012, 11am-3pm

    Location               Studio 1

    Admission          Free


    Screening Jam with Zeal

    Explore the world of animated music clips with local musician/video artist Zeal (aka Robert Jarvis).

    From Bjork to Blur and The White Stripes, musicians have been turning to animation to bring their songs to life for decades. Join Zeal for a screening jam of his favourite and most influential animated music clips, in this energetic evening of music and the moving image.

    As well as screening his favourite clips, Zeal will showcase his own interdisciplinary work in animation, projection, programming and music-making, and will discuss his artistic process with local academic and video clip aficionado Maura Edmond.

    Dates                                   Tue 3 Apr 2012, 6pm

    Location                              Studio 1

    Admission                         Free but limited capacity. Register by emailing


    Make a Movie: Short Filmmaking Workshop

    In this hands-on workshop, you’ll work in small groups to learn the basics of how to write, direct, act and edit a short live-action film.

    Under the guidance of ACMI staff, you’ll pitch your ideas, script, storyboard, act, direct and operate a camera, filming in ACMI and ‘on location’ around Federation Square. Then, step into our media studio to cut together your film and add a soundtrack.

    On Friday afternoon, invite two special guests to your red carpet film premiere at ACMI from 3pm.

    The cost of the workshop includes a take-home USB flash drive containing your finished film.

    Suitable for kids aged 9 to 12.

    Dates                                   Tue 3 Apr – Thu 5 Apr 2012, 10am-4pm

    Location                              Studio 2

    Admission                         Full $270 Concession $220 (includes USB flash drive)

    For information or bookings please call (03) 8663 2583