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ACMI Education Brochure 2014
Film Screenings,
Lectures, Workshops
and Exhibition Tours
ACMI Education
School Programs 2014
Welcome
Contents
We expect a bumper year for Screen It, our
national moving image competition, culminating
in the 10th Screen It Awards Ceremony to be held
in December 2014. Every year our prestigious
competition seeks to uncover the nation’s most
talented young moving image makers. The
theme in this 10th anniversary year, Reflection,
offers wonderful opportunities to capture and
share ideas, stories, messages and memories.
The ACMI Education team are delighted to share
our 2014 program.
In addition to all of the exciting and innovative
programs outlined in this booklet, we know
teachers and students of all ages will be thrilled to
hear about our Melbourne Winter Masterpieces
exhibition DreamWorks Animation: The
Exhibition. We look forward to celebrating 20
years of friendly ogres and flying dragons with
students and educators at this world premiere
exhibition, opening at ACMI in April 2014.
The exhibition celebrates the studio's collection
of much loved feature films, and the talented
artists who created them. Brimming over with
never-before-seen original artworks and models,
behind-the-scenes interviews and new interactive
experiences, we encourage you to book early to avoid
missing out on this unique insight into the creative
process behind two decades of on-screen magic.
Our workshops, exhibitions and cinema
programs offer engaging learning opportunities
for students and teachers. We look forward
to welcoming you at ACMI very soon.
Christine Evely
Education Manager
01 Introduction
03 Education Online
05 Screen Worlds
07 2014 Exhibitions
11 Teacher Professional Learning
15 Year 12 – VCE, VCAL & VET
19 Year 11 – VCE, VCAL & VET
23 Years 9 & 10
27 Years 7 & 8
31 Years 5 & 6
35 Years 3 & 4
Keep an eye out!
ACMI Education is set to release an exciting
new Digital Outreach Program in 2014
on a local, national and international stage.
To find out more, subscribe to the ACMI
Education e-newsletter by emailing us at
[email protected] with
‘subscribe e-news’ in the subject line.
39 Years 1 & 2, Foundation (Prep)
& Kindergarten
41 Language Programs
43 Special Events
45 Australian Mediatheque
46 Educator Profiles
47 Booking and Visiting ACMI
48 Screen It
Education Partners
ACMI Education is a strategic partner
of the Department of Education and
Early Childhood Development.
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Introduction
Screen and digital literacy play a critical role
in empowering the creative and learning
capacity of young people.
At the Australian Centre for the Moving
Image (ACMI), we’re inspiring a new
generation of moving image makers.
Our Education team delivers unique,
curriculum-focused programs for students
and teachers, including film screenings,
talks, workshops and exhibition tours.
Run Lola Run
Cinema Program
Photography by Peter Tarasiuk
Films
Talks
For early years, these programs consist of a short intro
and film screening, while programs for later years
incorporate a screening plus a longer discussion or
lecture. The programs assist students to develop
screen literacy skills allowing them to appreciate
the art and craft behind the moving image.
Our talks are designed with a curriculum focus
to enhance student and teacher understandings
of the moving image. These programs cover
a wide range of moving image forms and
genres. They often include screenings of
clips and/or visits to ACMI exhibitions.
The engaging programs outlined in this
booklet are conducted within our cinemas,
studios and exhibition spaces, including our
permanent exhibition Screen Worlds,
and the Australian Mediatheque.
Bookings are essential for all ACMI visits
and programs. Visit acmi.net.au/education
Film It
Screen Worlds
Workshops
Exhibitions
These intensive full or part-day experiences are a
meaningful way for students to learn in a creative
context. Held in our state-of-the-art facilities, they
help develop students’ technical skills, knowledge
of the moving image and performance skills.
Teachers can book an introductory talk to engage
students, provide background knowledge and
explore key themes. Alternatively, teachers
can opt to lead their students on a self-guided
visit of an exhibition (booking still required).
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Education
Online
15 Second Place
Story Monster
Generator
Around the corner, up the street, down the lane.
Capture the mood of your place in 15 seconds.
Designed to be played in class and at home,
ACMI’s fun online game uses the moving
image to promote student learning. Story
Monster combines gameplay and storytelling
to develop foundational knowledge and skills
related to reading, writing and screen literacy.
Generator is a dynamic online space with extensive
resources enabling students and teachers to
explore, share, create and upload moving image
works in a safe, moderated environment. Over
1,200 resources can be downloaded from the Free
Media Library. Users can also upload their own
media to share with the Generator community.
Use your mobile device to create 15
seconds of video footage that captures a
mood, tells a story or depicts a place.
The 15 Second Place website and app feature
content for educators, focus on screen-based
story-telling skills and provide activities and creative
approaches for creating effective 15 second videos.
Download the app or visit
15secondplace.acmi.net.au
The player designs a hungry monster who loves
to gobble up words of all kinds. However, this
greedy monster needs some training in how to
eat well-structured sentences. Once a sentence
is complete, the player will see the sentence
animated and hear it read aloud. At the end
of the game, the monster can be added to a
monster gallery for future players to admire.
Visit acmi.net.au/story-monster.aspx
Visit generator.acmi.net.au
Storyboard Generator
Storyboard Generator allows users to create
storyboards with a set of scripts, images
and camera movements, or with their own
scripts, photographs and sketches.
Visit generator.acmi.net.au/storyboard
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Permanent Exhibition
Screen Worlds
Photography by Peter Tarasiuk
Screen Worlds:
The story of film, television
and digital culture
Screen Worlds celebrates and explores the
moving image in all its forms: film, television,
videogames and new media. It illustrates how
each form has emerged as a communicative
and creative medium, the impact each has had
on our senses and emotions, and their roles in
shaping our society, communities and identities.
Screen Worlds Programs
Teachers can book an introductory talk to engage
students by providing background knowledge
and exploring exhibition themes. Alternatively
they can choose to lead their students on a
free self-guided visit (booking still required).
Prior to visiting, teachers can download
relevant parts of the Screen Worlds
education and activity kits at:
acmi.net.au/screenworlds
“A fabulous resource;
cannot get enough of it!
We are so lucky to live in
Melbourne!”
—Burwood Heights P.S.
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2014
Exhibitions
Spectacle:
The Music Video Exhibition
Angelica Mesiti
The Calling
Thursday 26 September 2013 —
Sunday 23 February 2014
Tuesday 4 February — Sunday 13 July 2014
Cost: From $7.50 per student
Spectacle showcases music video as an important
and influential art form of our time. Since the 1980s
music videos have influenced pop culture, music,
cinema, fashion, advertising and photography.
Through a marriage of sound and vision, MTV
masters, filmmakers and video artists have crafted
cinematic experiences for music by introducing
plot, character and theatrical environments.
The exhibition explores how music videos have
defined the identities of musical artists, contributed
to the development of new filmmaking techniques
and provided a platform for innovative film
directors. In presenting the art of music video,
Spectacle interrogates identity politics, social
issues, creative practice and the relationship
between music and the moving image.
Image: Gotye “Somebody That I Used to Know”
(feat. Kimbra), 2011.
Directed by Natasha Pincus.
David Rosetzky
Yang Fudong
Tuesday 29 July 2014 —
Sunday 25 January 2015
Opens Thursday 4 December 2014
Cost: Free
Cost: Free
Angelica Mesiti’s multi-channel video work
The Calling is an intriguing portrait of whistling
languages, which are a disappearing method of
communication within isolated rural communities.
Artist David Rosetzky combines performance,
video, choreography and music to
investigate ideas of collectivity, isolation,
identification and differentiation.
To conduct research for The Calling, Mesiti travelled
to the village of Kuskoy in Northern Turkey, the island
of La Gomera in the Canary Islands and the island
of Evia in Greece. In these communities whistling
languages are transforming from their traditional
use as tools for communication across vast lands,
into tourist attractions and cultural artefacts.
His latest project is a multi-channel video installation
that depicts various instances of collaboration
and creative exchange. The work focuses on
three characters – a musician, a dancer and a
choreographer – who express a common desire
for interpersonal connection despite living in an
increasingly individualised and fragmented society.
Yang Fudong is one of the most significant and
influential artists to emerge from China since the
1990s. Based in Shanghai, Fudong produces
dramatic and highly stylised films and installations
that are rooted in the tradition of Chinese painting.
His works, often described as dreamlike, engage
the cinematic traditions of both Hollywood and
European film while referencing the changing
cultural conditions of contemporary China. For
his first ever career survey in Australia, ACMI
presents an immersive panorama of blackand-white, multi-channel film installations that
unravel across the expansive ACMI gallery.
The Calling is a poignant exploration of ancient
human traditions evolving and adapting to the
modern world. Mesiti’s work speaks to the tenacity
and creativity of traditional cultures in the face of
technical progress and environmental flux.
David Rosetzky’s exhibition is an ACMI Commission.
David Rosetzky is represented by Sutton Gallery.
Commissioned by the Ian Potter Cultural Trust under the Ian Potter
Moving Image Commissions Scheme.
Yang Fudong is represented by ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai,
and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York.
Image: Yang Fudong, Seven Intellectuals in a Bamboo Forest, part IV, 2006.
Angelica Mesiti is represented by Anna Schwartz Gallery.
The Calling was produced by Felix Media.
Image: Angelica Mesiti, The Calling (production still), 2013.
Cost: Free
Image: David Rosetzky, Half brother, 2013.
For bookings, visit
acmi.net.au/education
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2014 Exhibitions (continued)
DreamWorks Animation:
The Exhibition
Opens Thursday 10 April 2014
Cost: From $9 per student
DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition is a
celebration of DreamWorks Animation’s 20th
anniversary, offering unprecedented, behindthe-scenes access into the studio’s extraordinary
archives. Curated by ACMI in collaboration with
DreamWorks, it is the studio’s first ever large-scale,
international exhibition, featuring never-beforeseen concept drawings, models and original
artwork, as well as specially-commissioned
interviews and interactive experiences.
In this exhibition audiences travel the complex
evolution of their favourite animated characters,
from original sketches through to fully realised,
animated personalities. They follow the storytelling
process from inspiration through to final script,
and enter the magical worlds within which
the action and stories unfold. DreamWorks
Animation: The Exhibition also presents a
rare opportunity to use the groundbreaking
technologies that DreamWorks has developed
to create its much-loved, award-winning films.
Images: (clockwise from above):
Margaret Wuller for The Croods (2013)
Craig Kellman Madagascar (2005)
Christophe Lautrette and Bill Kaufmann for Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Nicolas Marlet for Kung Fu Panda (2008)
All images courtesy DreamWorks Animation.
For bookings, visit
acmi.net.au/education
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Teacher
Professional
Learning
VCE ENGLISH
Duration: Full day
Cost: $110
Teaching Mabo
Twilight Sessions (5pm – 7pm)
ACMI Preview
for Teachers
Cost: Free
Visit us for an introduction
to DreamWorks Animation:
The Exhibition or Yang
Fudong, along with a guided
tour of ACMI’s facilities.
TRADITIONAL &
DIGITAL LITERACIES
Cost: $30
Exploring Screen
Literacy with
Primary Students
Mabo
ACMI’s professional learning programs offer
educators the opportunity to enhance their
expertise in approaching moving image
texts and exploring screen culture.
Our programs encourage teachers to reflect
upon, question and share ideas about
effectively incorporating screen, digital and
media culture into their teaching practice,
to improve student learning outcomes.
“ACMI is a new experience,
intriguing new minds”
— RMIT
If you have a group of 15 or more, why
not make a day of it and schedule a full
professional learning day at ACMI.
Participate in a stimulating tailored program,
enjoy delicious catering from ACMI’s onsite
restaurant, Optic Kitchen and Bar, and
take the opportunity to visit our celebrated
exhibition spaces at your own pace.
All programs are available to pre-service teachers.
For session times
Book
acmi.net.au/education
and at
bookings,
visit
acmi.net.au/education
At the primary level, students
are expected to develop a
rich understanding of moving
image texts and culture. As
well as sharing the ACMI
Education team’s unique
and targeted approach to
screen literacy, this program
offers a variety of strategies
and resource materials for
exploring the moving image
with primary students.
VCE ENGLISH
LANGUAGE
Cost: $30
Using Film to Teach
Metalanguage
This session focuses on the
use of online film clips in the
teaching of metalanguage.
Clips are an engaging
way for students to learn
about the links between
technical metalanguage and
sociolinguistic knowledge, the
sounds of speech and how
accent, pace and vocal quality
affect text interpretation.
Presented in partnership with
Monash University linguist
Dr Louisa Willoughby.
What happens when a life
becomes a story and a person
becomes a character? Gain
insight into the educational
possibilities of Rachel Perkins’
Mabo and consider the
interconnection between film,
history and politics. Teachers are
introduced to frameworks and
strategies for teaching Mabo.
Ideas are developed and explored
in an afternoon workshop,
with a focus on key scenes.
Teaching
All About Eve
In its exploration of relationships
and ambition All About Eve
foregrounds the idea of life as
a performance. After watching
the film, teachers are introduced
to a range of critical readings
and responses. Ideas are
developed and explored in
an afternoon workshop, with
a focus on key scenes.
Shakespeare and
the Moving Image
Duration: 3.5 hrs
Cost: $25
In February 2014, teachers are
invited to explore the place of
Shakespeare in contemporary
culture by attending one or
more of the screening and
lecture sessions presented by
ACMI in partnership with La
Trobe University at Federation
Square. Screenings include:
Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, The
Taming of the Shrew, Much Ado
About Nothing and King Lear.
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Teacher Professional Learning (continued)
MEDIA PRODUCTION
Duration: Full day
Cost: $175
Film It – Making
Films in the
Classroom
Participants work in a small
production team to plan,
direct and shoot a short film
and are given practical ideas
and advice for managing film
productions in the classroom.
Many facets of filmmaking are
explored including scripting,
storyboarding, camera
work, acting, sound, editing
and post-production.
Stop It – Animation
in the Classroom
Gain the skills to include an
animation component in your
programs. Participants work
in a small team to produce a
short, stop-motion animated
film by assisting in key
production processes, including
conceptualisation, scripting,
character development,
set creation, directing,
shooting and editing.
Media Production
for Secondary
Teachers
My Story – Digital
Storytelling in the
Classroom
This seminar program provides
teachers with practical ideas
and guidance on how to support
and motivate students through
the various media production
processes. It also gives them
the opportunity to share ideas
and tips with other Media
teachers. This program looks
at activities and tasks that can
help to introduce and extend
students through these creative
processes, whilst providing
teachers with helpful resources
and tutorials to take away.
Duration: 2 full days
Cost: $280
App-based Learning
This hands-on workshop and
presentation provides teachers
with suggestions and examples
for integrating app-based
learning into a range of subject
and classroom environments.
Teachers can bring their own
device or use iPads provided
on the day to explore a range
of educational apps, and learn
how to implement them to focus
student learning and improve
engagement and performance.
Digital storytelling enables
people to tell stories by
weaving together video,
imagery, art, music, narration,
print and sound effects using
multimedia publishing tools.
Participants create their own
digital story and explore how
to set up digital storytelling
programs for their students. This
program includes morning tea,
lunch and an education resource.
Film Screening
and Panel
Discussion
Bully: How can we
all take a stand?
Bullying is a serious issue for
everyone, especially within a
school community. Feature
documentary Bully shows
how we’ve all been affected
by bullying: as victims,
perpetrators or witnesses.
Directed by Lee Hirsch, the
film follows the lives of five
teenagers who are subjected
to bullying on a daily basis.
Presented in partnership
with the Department of
Education and Early Childhood
Development’s (DEECD)
Bully Stoppers program,
this session begins with a
screening of the film followed
by a panel discussion
on the pervasiveness of
bullying and suggested
approaches for responding
to bullying behaviour.
LEE HIRSCH, 98 mins,
australia, 2012
Conferences + Resources
Refer to the ACMI
website for details.
Multiliteracies
Conference
Date: Fri 12 Sep 2014
The Australian Literacy
Educators’ Association (ALEA
Vic) and ACMI present the
Annual State Conference.
Focusing on real-life connections
between traditional, screen
and digital literacies, these
stimulating presentations
and workshops help primary
and secondary educators
build effective learning
programs in response to the
Australian Curriculum. The
program highlights new ideas,
implementation of curriculum
and practical strategies to
support the development of
student learning outcomes.
Indigenous
Professional
Learning Day
NGARNGA YUMARRALA!
‘To hear, understand and share’
Aboriginal educators from a
number of Melbourne’s leading
cultural institutions provide
cultural awareness training
and share cultural experiences
with primary and secondary
educators. Presented by ACMI,
Koorie Heritage Trust, Bunjilaka
Aboriginal Cultural Centre,
State Library of Victoria, Royal
Botanic Gardens, and the
National Gallery of Victoria.
Introduction to
Video Conferencing
Duration: 3 x 2 hrs
Cost: $25
This three-part program
focuses on incorporating
the use of technologies,
such as Polycom video
conferencing units, in primary
and secondary classrooms.
Online Learning
Please register for the ACMI
Education e-newsletter to receive
updates about our expanding
online professional learning
program and video conferences.
Email us with ‘subscribe
e-news’ in the subject line at
[email protected]
Educators Lounge
Join the ACMI Educators
Lounge network to learn about
our Education programs,
projects and ideas and to
share your own teaching
initiatives and discoveries.
Visit educatorslounge.acmi.net.au
For session times
and bookings, visit
Book
at acmi.net.au/education
acmi.net.au/education
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Year 12
VCE, VCAL & VET
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Films
These programs include a film
screening and hour-long lecture.
An English as an Additional
Language (EAL) version of the
program may be requested
at the time of booking.
Cost: $15 per student
(min 30 students)
Mabo
Lecture
VCE ENGLISH
All About Eve PG
Dominated by ambition and
insecurity, the inward-looking
world of the theatre thwarts
lives and destroys relationships.
In All About Eve, renowned
star of the theatre, Margo
Channing, discovers she is
no match for the talented and
ruthless Eve Harrington. The
lecture focuses on narrative,
character and representation to
explore the themes and world
views presented in this film.
JOSEPH L. MANKIEWICZ, 138 MINS,
USA, 1950
One Night
the Moon M
In this musical drama, a white
landowner refuses to let an
Aboriginal tracker search
for his lost daughter. The
accompanying lecture highlights
the significance given to the land
in Rachel Perkins’ exploration
of ownership and focuses on
the distinctive contrast between
two traditions of imagining
the Australian landscape.
RACHEL PERKINS, 54 MINS,
AUSTRALIA, 2001
Skin
Mabo PG
Cost: $15 per student
for lecture attendance
Paradise Road
Paradise Road M
In focusing on the horrific
experiences of female prisoners
of war, Paradise Road portrays
the struggle of ordinary
people forced to endure
extraordinary circumstances.
The lecture examines the idea
that adversity brings out the
best and worst in people and
explores the place and purpose
of the conflict narrative.
BRUCE BERESFORD, 122 MINS,
AUSTRALIA, 1997
Skin M
Based on the real-life experience
of Sandra Laing, Skin tells the
story of a child born to white
parents who was reclassified
as coloured on the basis of
her dark skin colour. The
lecture focuses on family,
community and belonging
and the challenge posed by
racism and discrimination to
individual and group identity.
How do you tell the story of a
life, particularly one so deeply
interconnected with national
and Aboriginal identity?
The lecture encourages
students to consider this
biopic as both a narrative
and a political artefact.
Please note, a screening
of the film is provided at
no additional charge to
support this program.
RACHEL PERKINS, 103 MINS,
AUSTRALIA, 2012
ANTHONY FABIAN, 107 MINS, SOUTH
AFRICA, 2008
Wag the Dog M
Wag the Dog features a president
caught with his pants down
and a political fixer who will
stop at nothing. The lecture
focuses on the confluence of
mediated reality and political
expediency, and highlights
the effects of political ‘spin’ on
the principles of democracy.
BARRY LEVINSON, 97 MINS, USA, 1997
For session times
and bookings, visit
Book
at acmi.net.au/education
acmi.net.au/education
Year 12, VCE, VCAL & VET (continued)
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Workshops
Talks
Duration: 2 hrs
Cost: $15 per student
VCE English Language
Language
and Society
This talk uses clips featuring
different Australian 'voices'
(including standard, broad,
migrant and Indigenous) to
discuss the language features
of each variety and the ways
in which they are used in
media texts to signal identity.
Changing attitudes towards
varieties of Australian English
will also be explored.
Presented in collaboration with
Monash University linguist
Dr Louisa Willoughby.
VCE STUDIO ART
These programs include
an exhibition visit.
A Question of
Style and Meaning
(Unit 3)
Focusing on the complex
technical and aesthetic issues
related to the creation of
digital art forms, this program
investigates the many and
varied contexts, ideas and
meanings presented in artworks.
It identifies and reviews issues,
legal obligations and ethical
considerations that may arise
from the use of other artists’ work
in the making of new artwork.
Art Industry
Contexts:
White Cube to Black
Box (Unit 4)
This program explores issues
related to art industry contexts.
It identifies differences between
‘white cube’ and ‘black box’
curatorial models and looks
at the role of curators, the
presentation of moving image
works, exhibition design,
marketing, promotion,
sponsorship, copyright,
conservation and moral rights.
VCE MEDIA
Narrative (Unit 3)
This program focuses on how
narrative constructs meaning
in film and television. Students
look at the nature of production
and story elements, analyse
how these contribute to the
development of issues, ideas
and narrative possibilities,
compare and contrast their
function and explore how
audiences make sense of, and
are engaged by, media texts.
Includes a visit to Screen Worlds.
Society’s Values
VCE MEDIA
(Unit 4)
Duration: 4.5 hrs
Cost: $480 per workshop
(max 20 students)
Today, the screen is the
most dominant platform for
communication, with the ability
to frame social values, issues
and discourses almost as soon
as they occur. This program
examines social values and
the developing discourses
associated with them. Looking at
film, television, advertising and
social media this presentation
analyses social views, values
and beliefs as well as how they
are reflected in and conveyed
through the media of their time.
Media Influence
(Unit 4)
How do we engage with
the media? Are we passive
consumers or are we able
to analyse, critique and
navigate the complex worlds
of media construction? This
program examines these two
contrasting points of view and
the communication theories
behind them. It also investigates
the role of the media industry
in our culture, its rights and
responsibilities, as well as
looking at the rights and
responsibilities of audiences.
Media Production
Design Plan – Film
(Unit 3)
This workshop introduces
students to film production
with a focus on the Production
Exercises to be completed in
VCE Media Unit 3. Students
develop their skills in filming,
editing, colour correction and
sound editing. In addition to
skill development, students
receive resources to assist in
production planning, leading
to effective storytelling. These
include sourcing royalty-free
music, professional actors,
film production equipment,
and additional software and
technology that contributes
to the creation of high
quality film productions.
Top Screen
2014 VCE
Season of
Excellence
This program comprises
sophisticated and varied short
films, documentaries, music
clips and animation produced
by VCE Media students.
Visit acmi.net.au for details.
“Very relevant and
interestingly presented”
— McKinnon Secondary College,
Language and Society
For session times
and bookings, visit
acmi.net.au/education
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Year 11
VCE, VCAL & VET
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Films
These programs include a
film screening and hour-long
lecture. An EAL version of the
program may be requested
at the time of booking. If you
wish for any of these programs
to address a context theme,
please indicate when booking.
Cost: $15 per student
(min 30 students)
VCE ENGLISH
On the Waterfront PG
In exploring the theme of difficult
choices in an uncertain world, this
lecture highlights the contradiction
between Terry Malloy’s heroic
struggle against mob violence
and corruption, and Father Barry’s
faith in collective action. As well
as looking at the innovative use of
black and white cinematography,
sound, characterisation and
location, the lecture explores
the film’s controversial ending.
ELIA KAZAN, 108 MINS, USA, 1954
Beneath Clouds M
Lena and Vaughn are teenagers
who meet while travelling to
Sydney, both on a journey to
escape their past and to be
reunited with an absent parent.
Beneath Clouds maps their
growing understanding of
themselves and each other.
This lecture focuses on Ivan
Sen’s unique perspective, his
depiction of landscape and his
subtle exploration of the universal
themes of identity and belonging.
IVAN SEN, 90 MINS, AUSTRALIA, 2002
Gattaca
Gattaca M
Never Let Me Go M
Set in the not-too-distant
future, Gattaca portrays a
clinical society focused on the
attainment of genetic perfection
through reproductive technology.
Born without the aid of this
technology, Vincent Freeman
strives to overcome his genetic
flaws to achieve his dream.
The lecture focuses on the
film’s examination of identity,
human aspiration and the idea
of progress. The program can
also be structured around the
context theme of Exploring
Issues of Belonging and Identity.
Kathy, Tommy and Ruth are
human clones, raised in the
belief that they are special.
They gradually learn they are
destined to deliver a unique
but horrifying service to the
society that produced them. The
lecture explores the questions
this atmospheric and unsettling
film asks about what it means to
be human. A particular focus is
the narrative impact of director
Mark Romanek’s unique vision.
ANDREW NICCOL, 106 MINS, USA, 1997
Macbeth M
Roman Polanski’s acclaimed
screen adaptation of Macbeth is
recognised for the boldness and
originality of its interpretation.
The program provides students
with valuable insight into the
complexities of Shakespeare’s
tragedy, as well as an opportunity
to consider the decisions made
when adapting this classic
work. The lecture focuses on
language and themes, while also
drawing attention to Polanski’s
distinctive and sometimes
controversial ‘reading’ of the play.
ROMAN POLANSKI, 140 MINS, UK/USA,
1971
Macbeth
MARK ROMANEK, 104 MINS, UK/USA,
2010
Sleepy Hollow MA
Constable Ichabod Crane,
confident that any mystery can
be solved by applying scientific
reasoning, heads to Sleepy
Hollow to solve the mystery of the
‘headless horseman’. The lecture
explores Tim Burton’s unique
style of filmmaking and places
the film within the gothic tradition
of storytelling. Please note: this
film contains scenes of theatrical
violence and bloodshed.
Beneath Clouds
TIM BURTON, 105 MINS,
USA/GERMANY, 1999
“The space, the expertise
of the presenter and the
lecture were superb! Hugely
beneficial and enjoyable!”
— Victoria University, On the Waterfront
Year 11, VCE, VCAL & VET (continued)
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Talks
Media Production
VCE ENGLISH language
(Unit 2)
Duration: 2 hrs
Cost: $15 per student
VCE STUDIO ART
This program helps students
develop their understanding of
media production and media
industries. While examining the
various specialist production
roles that exist in media
industries, such as television,
film, advertising and game
design, this presentation also
provides practical examples
of the skills required to work
in these roles and industries,
and how students might
develop these skills.
Duration: 2 hrs (includes an
exhibition visit)
Cost: $15 per student
Australian Media
Organisations
Language Change
This program uses moving image
clips to demonstrate and explain
some of the key knowledge
explored in Unit 2 of the VCE
English language program.
Presented in collaboration with
Monash University linguist,
Dr Louisa Willoughby.
Exploring Ideas and
Styles in Artworks
(Unit 2)
How do time-based artists use
moving images to communicate
their ideas and create aesthetic
qualities and identifiable
styles? This program explores
issues related to Studio Arts –
Design concepts and includes
a lecture and tour through
ACMI’s exhibition spaces.
Concrete connections are
drawn between the distinctive
practices of time-based art and
more traditional art practices.
Top Screen
This program comprises
sophisticated and varied short
films, documentaries, music
clips and animation produced
by VCE Media students.
Visit acmi.net.au for details.
(Unit 2)
Interpreting Moving
Image: Artistic
Inspiration and
Techniques
VCE MEDIA
This program looks at the
communication of ideas,
observations and experiences
through moving image artworks
and examines the ways
practitioners have interpreted
and expressed ideas. Through a
lecture and exhibition visit, the
program further explores the
connection between theoretical
ideas and their translation
into creative practice.
(Unit 1)
(Unit 1)
Top Screen
2014 VCE
Season of
Excellence
Duration: 2 hrs (includes a visit to
Screen Worlds)
Cost: $15 per student
Representation
This program draws upon a
variety of sources, including
film, television, animation,
advertising and social media to
analyse the relationship between
the media, technology and
representations in media forms,
with a focus on the implications
for the individual and society. It
explores the importance of codes
and conventions in the creation
of meaning, their significance
in text construction and the
creative and cultural impact
of new media technologies.
New Media
(Unit 1)
This program focuses on
the social consequences
of new media technologies
and, in particular, on how our
perception of the world is
produced and consumed. It
examines the convergence of
new technologies, and explores
issues related to ownership,
copyright and privacy.
This program analyses Australian
media organisations and the
social and industrial framework
within which they operate. It
examines aspects of media
production, including how
distribution and circulation are
affected by law, self-regulatory
codes of conduct, industry
pressures and the practices of
particular media organisations.
For session times
and bookings, visit
acmi.net.au/education
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Films
These programs include a
film screening, 40 minute
talk and resource material.
Cost: $10 per student
(min 30 students)
Be Kind Rewind PG
In this absurd but heart-warming
film about the last days of a local
video store, Jerry and Mike invent
a home-made filmmaking style
called ‘sweding’. The discussion
of this film explores key themes
of community and identity
and examines the idea of the
‘produser’ (user-producer) along
with issues related to copyright
and intellectual property.
MICHEL GONDRY, 102 MINS,
UK/USA, 2008
Tomorrow,
When the War
Began M
An adaptation of John Marsden’s
novel, this film tells the story
of eight teenagers who find
themselves waging guerrilla
warfare against foreign
invaders. The discussion
explores key narrative themes
relating to resilience, trauma
and the struggle to survive.
Romeo + Juliet PG
Satellite Boy PG
Baz Luhrmann’s flamboyant
adaptation of Shakespeare’s
play reverberates with pop music
and gunfire. Distinguished by
Luhrmann’s bravura style, the
film offers a riveting introduction
to Shakespeare’s play and
his language. In addition the
discussion focuses on the
play’s themes and the success
of Luhrmann’s interpretation.
Pete is a 12 year old Aboriginal
boy who must apply the lessons
his grandfather taught him
when he gets lost in the bush.
This is a film about tradition,
progress and cultural identity. In
addressing these themes, the
discussion focuses on character,
language and landscape.
BAZ LUHRMANN, 116 MINS, USA/
AUSTRALIA, 1996
Run Lola Run
(Lola Rennt) M
Lola has twenty minutes to
find enough money to get
her boyfriend, a small-time
criminal, out of trouble. Run Lola
Run presents three versions
of Lola’s desperate run, with
three different outcomes.
The discussion explores the
film’s narrative construction,
treatment of gender roles and
innovative use of animation. A
dubbed English version may be
requested at the time of booking.
Tomorrow When the War Began
CATRIONA MCKENZIE, 90 MINS,
AUSTRALIA, 2013
The Hunger Games M
In a dystopian society where the
privileged are entertained by
the suffering of the powerless,
Katniss Everdeen must use all
her strength and intelligence
to survive the Hunger Games,
a televised fight to the
death. In exploring the film’s
themes, the presentation
focuses on characterisation,
genre and narrative.
Run Lola Run
GARY ROSS, 142 MINS, USA, 2012
TOM TYKWER, 76 MINS, GERMANY,
1998, German with English
subtitles
STUART BEATTIE, 103 MINS, AUSTRALIA,
2010
For session times
and bookings, visit
acmi.net.au/education
Romeo + Juliet
Years 9 & 10 (continued)
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Talks
Duration: 1 hr
Cost: $10 per student
(min 30 students)
The Horror Film
Designed to introduce students
to the concept of film genres,
this session uses a range of clips
from both classic and modern
films to explore the conventions
and allure of the horror genre.
Gothic Imagination
This program explores the gothic
imagination and the ongoing
allure of the dark underside of
everyday existence. Why are
we so fascinated by uncanny
and unknown worlds? This
session highlights the significant
contribution film has made to the
gothic tradition, with a particular
focus on the work and creative
imagination of Tim Burton.
Teens on Screens
This program combines clips
and commentary to track the
development of the teen film
as a genre. The conventions
that have developed around
the representation of
adolescent culture in popular
film are also analysed.
Workshops
Pop, Rock and
Persuasion
View and Think
plus Walk the Talk
Music videos have offered a
pastiche of poetic, persuasive,
entertaining and, at times,
controversial images. What was
once a simple promotional device
for recording artists has emerged
as a powerful mainstream form.
With a focus on representation,
production styles and contextual
influences, this session explores
the ways in which music videos
reflect and influence the
values, attitudes and opinions
of mainstream audiences.
Understanding and
appreciating Aboriginals
and Torres Strait Islanders
What Makes a Great
Videogame?
This program guides students
through the evolution of
videogames from the arrival
of the personal computer, the
development of game icons
like The Mario Brothers™ and
TY the Tasmanian Tiger™, to
the culture around this popular
medium. We look at how the
Australian game development
industry is celebrated
internationally and explore future
possibilities. The discussion
introduces students to the
interactive game play in Screen
Worlds and can be tailored to
different curriculum needs.
“This program was absolutely
wonderful I would definitely
recommend it!”
­— St Columba’s, Set the Scene
Duration: 2.5 hrs (includes
one hour in Screen Worlds)
Cost: $15 per student
(min 40, max 60 students)
Co-presented by The Long
Walk Trust and ACMI, this
program includes a short
film screening followed by
Walk the Talk – The Long
Walk Education Program.
The screening is designed
to help students develop a
deeper understanding and
appreciation of Aboriginals and
Torres Strait Islanders, their rich
culture and ongoing history.
Walk the Talk tells the story
of AFL footballer Michael
Long’s walk from Melbourne to
Parliament House in Canberra
to highlight the plight of
Aboriginals and Torres Strait
Islanders. It aims to encourage
a new generation of Australians
to recognise their ability to
make positive social changes.
Visit walkthetalk.org.au for
free resources including
Acknowledgement of
Country, Stolen Generation,
Reconciliation, Walks With a
Purpose, Leaders and Role
Models, and for interactive
activities and quizzes.
Film It
Producing Sci-Fi
15 Second Place
An intensive introduction
to film production
D.I.Y. SFX
Making short films on
mobile devices
Duration: 4.5 hrs
Cost: $480 per workshop
(max 25 students)
In teams, students write and
shoot a simple short film before
completing a first-cut edit in
our post-production studio. The
workshop is designed to develop
skills and interest in screenbased storytelling and to extend
knowledge and understanding of
the three key filmmaking stages:
pre-production, production
and post-production.
Make a Live
TV Show
A hands-on green
screen workshop
Duration: 4.5 hrs
Cost: $480 per workshop
(max 30 students)
In this program, students are
exposed to the complexity,
spontaneity and intensity of
producing live television. They
create their own news-style show
taking on the key production
roles of news anchors, live
reporters on location and
various technical roles.
Duration: 4.5 hrs
Cost: $480 per workshop
(max 25 students)
Students focus on the production
elements of science fiction
films before making their own
sci-fi short. Students then work
in teams to write and shoot
a simple short film before
completing a first-cut edit in
ACMI’s post-production studio.
This workshop develops
students’ skills in shooting with
a camera phone. Each student
has the opportunity to direct
and create a 15 second video
to share online. The session
promotes critical thinking about
positive content creation, online
engagement and cyber ethics.
Fast Forward
Learn filmmaking fast!
Short duration
workshops
These short duration
workshops are available as
a three-session package for
larger groups of students.
Duration: 3x80 mins workshops
Cost: $975
(max 75 students)
This innovative workshop is
designed to demystify the
filmmaking process. In small
teams students are given stimulus
to plan and storyboard ideas
before racing around Federation
Square to locate, perform in,
direct and shoot a 60 second
film, using an in-camera edit.
This session aims to develop
confidence and creativity.
Set the Scene
Introducing green screen
and chroma key technology
Students create improvised
scenes encouraging them to
think and respond spontaneously
to challenges such as on-thespot interviews, spruiking
hard-to-sell products and
public service announcements.
This workshop aims to develop
confidence and team-building
skills by having students
engage with technology and
each other to produce short
and sharp live television.
Arts Connect9
A unique offer for
Year 9 regional students
This program helps to alleviate
the burden of travel costs to
and from the city’s arts precinct
and provides access to a
range of dynamic and exciting
performances and programs at
ACMI and other leading Victorian
cultural organisations. For
more information contact Arts
Centre Melbourne on 03 9281
8714 or email [email protected]
artscentremelbourne.com.au
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Talks
Films
These programs include a 30
minute talk, film screening,
and resource material. It is
suggested that you also book a
visit to ACMI’s free permanent
exhibition Screen Worlds.
Cost: $10 per student
(min 30 students)
Coraline PG
Caught up in a parallel world
of creepy, button-eyed dolls,
Coraline learns to be careful
about what she wishes for. This
mesmerising, darkly beautiful
adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s
horrifying tale is the stuff of
nightmares. The accompanying
discussion focuses on the film as
a fantasy narrative and introduces
students to strategies for reading
and exploring film texts.
HENRY SELICK, 100 MINS, USA, 2009
The Girl Who Leapt
Through Time PG
Makato discovers she can
leap back into the past to solve
problems of the present. This
eccentric and funny Japanese
teen movie explores the
challenges of growing up while
asking big questions about time
and existence. The discussion
focuses on themes, narrative
and cultural conventions.
MAMORU HOSODA, 99 MINS, JAPAN,
2006
Holes PG
Stanley Yelnats is sent to a
juvenile detention camp after he
is wrongly accused of stealing
and is forced to dig holes in the
desert landscape as punishment.
But why? The screening is
accompanied by a discussion of
the film’s narrative complexity,
exploring character, genre and
the film’s visual language.
ANDREW DAVIS, 117 MINS, USA, 2003
Edward
Scissorhands PG
Tim Burton’s modern gothic tale
weaves elements of romance,
old-fashioned horror, drama
and fantasy into a magical
cinematic experience. The
accompanying discussion
focuses on Burton’s unique world
view to explore characterisation,
themes, and visual style.
TIM BURTON, 102 MINS, USA, 1991
Whale Rider PG
A blend of realism and myth,
Whale Rider tells the story
of 12-year-old Pai and her
struggle to win the respect of
her great grandfather Koro, a
Maori Chief. This screening
session explores themes of
culture, tradition and gender.
NIKI CARO, 101 MINS,
NEW ZEALAND/GERMANY, 2002
Duration: 2 hrs (1 hr talk plus a
visit to Screen Worlds)
Cost: $10 per student
(min 30 students)
Australian Identity
on Screen
What does it mean to be
Australian? Who decides?
Since the earliest days of
nationhood, film and media
have played an important
role in the development of a
national image. This session of
clips and discussion provides
a historical perspective on the
nation-building process and
encourages students to identify
and examine assumptions
about Australian identity.
Indigenous
Australian Voices
For hundreds of thousands of
years Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander communities have used
storytelling to pass on cultural
knowledge, remember hardships
and celebrate successes. These
storytelling traditions have been
translated for the screen by
Indigenous filmmakers who have
harnessed the power of film “to
let people see the world from an
Aboriginal point of view” (director
Rachel Perkins). This session
introduces students to a range
of screen narratives exploring
the experience of Aboriginal
and Torres Strait Islander
individuals and communities.
Koorie Culture
Exploring change
and continuity
Duration: 2 hrs (includes a visit to
Screen Worlds and Mediatheque)
Cost: $15 per student
(min 30, max 50 students)
Developed with the Koorie
Heritage Trust, this presentation
involves a discussion and
screening of clips and short
films. Its aim is to help students
develop a deeper understanding
of the history of pre-colonial
Kulin people and the significant
changes they faced as a
consequence of the European
settlement of Melbourne.
Students are encouraged to
develop an understanding of
the continuum of Koorie cultural
practices, both past and present.
Edward Scissorhands
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
Holes
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Workshops
Back Stage Pass
Make your own music video
Duration: 4.5 hrs
Cost: $480 per class
(max 20 students)
Students produce a unique
composition in ACMI’s Digital
Studio using a combination
of electronic instruments and
real vocals. The workshop
activities stimulate and
challenge participants’ creative,
analytical and performance
skills, bringing together music,
drama, imagination, teamwork
and digital technology. Using
composition tools on iPads,
students can explore the various
elements essential to the music
and video production process.
For session times
and bookings, visit
acmi.net.au/education
Race Around
the Square
Learn filmmaking fast!
Duration: 4.5 hrs
Cost: $480 per class
(max 25 students)
This innovative workshop is
designed to demystify the
filmmaking process. In small
teams, students plan, script,
locate, perform in, direct and
shoot a 60 second film, while
working against the clock. Race
Around the Square supports
the development of a range of
skills central to dealing with
a changing world, including
screen-based storytelling,
creativity and working in a team.
Race Around the Square
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Years 5 & 6
Films
These programs include a
15 minute introduction, film
screening and resource material.
It is suggested you also book a
visit to ACMI’s free permanent
exhibition Screen Worlds.
Cost: $10 per student
(min 30 students)
Hugo PG
Adapted from Brian Selznick’s
illustrated novel, Hugo brings
together the stories of orphaned
boy, Hugo Cabret, and the
extraordinary pioneer of early
cinema, Georges Méliès. This
is a film about secrets, loss
and discovery. The discussion
and resources accompanying
the film screening focus on
technology, imagination and
the history of cinema.
MARTIN SCORsESE, 126 MINS,
USA, 2011
Charlotte’s Web PG
Charlotte’s Web is a heartfelt
exploration of life, love and
optimism. Filmed in Australia,
this screen adaptation of
E.B. White’s timeless novel
is distinguished by a brilliant
cast of voices and clever
computer animation that bring
the farmyard characters to life.
The introductory discussion
focuses on themes, narrative,
characterisation and the
accompanying resource
highlights the transition of the
story from book to screen.
GARY WINICK, 97 MINS, USA, 2006
Macbeth
Hugo
How to Train
Your Dragon PG
Hiccup is a young viking whose
dream of fighting a dragon is
transformed by his friendship
with the fire-breathing, toothless
animal. The discussion and
resource accompanying the
screening of this film explore
fantasy and animation, and the
adaptation from book to screen.
DEAN DEBLOIS AND CHRIS SANDERS,
98 MINS, USA, 2010
Image: Pierre-Olivier Vincent for
How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
Courtesy DreamWorks Animation.
For session times
and bookings, visit
acmi.net.au/education
Years 5 & 6 (continued)
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Talks
Duration: 2 hrs (1 hr talk plus a
visit to Screen Worlds)
Cost: $10 per student
(min 30 students)
Let’s Get Animated!
Introducing animation
This entertaining presentation
includes short films and clips
that explore different animation
techniques through history,
including computer-generated
animation, claymation, cut-out
and other forms of stop-motion.
Students are encouraged to
draw conclusions about the
science and mathematics
underpinning this art form.
Belonging
How does a feeling of
belonging help shape identity?
This program explores ideas of
place, identity and belonging.
Drawing on screenings of short
films and clips, the discussion
highlights the different ways
people connect to family,
school and community. It also
focuses on what it means to be
Australian and considers the
varied and unique experiences
central to creating a sense
of Australian identity.
Workshops
Exploring Movie
Trailers
View and Think
plus Walk the Talk
Lights, Camera,
Action!
Journey to
the Insides
Stop It – Animation
How to sell a film
Understanding and
appreciating Aboriginals
and Torres Strait Islanders
An innovative TV
production workshop
A green screen workshop
Duration: 4.5 hrs
Cost: $480
(max 25 students)
Movie trailers aim to raise
awareness and generate
enthusiasm for films. What
are the ingredients for an
effective movie trailer? In this
cinema session, students hear
about key elements of trailer
production and explore ideas
for designing and creating their
own trailer back at school.
Indigenous
Australian Voices
See the world from an
Aboriginal point of view
For hundreds of thousands of
years Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islander communities
have used storytelling to pass on
cultural knowledge, to remember
hardships and celebrate
successes. This session
introduces students to a range
of screen narratives exploring
the experience of Aboriginal
and Torres Strait Islander
individuals and communities.
Duration: 2.5 hrs (includes
one hour in Screen Worlds)
Cost: $15 per student
(min 40, max 60 students)
Co-presented by The Long
Walk Trust and ACMI, this
program includes a short
film screening followed by
Walk the Talk – The Long
Walk Education Program.
The screening is designed
to help students develop a
deeper understanding and
appreciation of Aboriginals and
Torres Strait Islanders, their rich
culture and ongoing history.
Duration: 4.5 hrs
Cost: $750
(max 60 students)
Students plan, rehearse and
record an audition scene for
an upcoming episode of Super
Geek 2. Working in groups,
they script and prepare short
dramatic scenes which are
filmed using green screen and
virtual sets. This workshop
introduces students to the
production process including
scripting, acting, directing and
working behind the scenes.
Duration: 4.5 hrs
Cost: $480
(max 30 students)
Using the magic of chroma-key
technology and 3D animation,
students journey through the
unknown to defeat a virus that
threatens to wipe out the entire
student population. In this
intensive program students
produce their own short film
within the conventions of the scifi genre. Students are challenged
to create engaging characters
and a cohesive plot in one day.
Hands-on stop-motion
This workshop explores
classic animation techniques
and works by early animation
pioneers. Using what they have
learnt, students work in small
production teams to create
a scene that will form part of
a whole class animation. The
workshop provides challenging
and enriching stop-motion
animation experiences.
Walk the Talk tells the story
of AFL footballer Michael
Long’s walk from Melbourne to
Parliament House in Canberra
to highlight the plight of
Aboriginals and Torres Strait
Islanders. It aims to encourage
a new generation of Australians
to recognise their ability to
make positive social changes.
Visit walkthetalk.org.au for
free resources including
Acknowledgement of
Country, Stolen Generation,
Reconciliation, Walks With a
Purpose, Leaders and Role
Models, and for interactive
activities and quizzes.
“The presenters took our
pre-preparation and built on
our work. This was terrific! They
brought our students’ work to
life! Keep up the good work!”
— Our Lady of Pines College
Lights, Camera, Action!
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Talks
Films
These programs include a short
introduction, film screening
and resource material. It is
suggested you also book a
visit to ACMI’s free permanent
exhibition Screen Worlds.
Cost: $10 per student
(min 30 students)
Wall-E G
In this computer-animated tale,
a wide-eyed robot named Wall-E
(Waste Allocation Load Lifter–
Earth Class) travels through
space in search of a friend.
Wall-E is a film about friendship,
bravery and our impact on the
environment. A brief introduction
to this screening highlights the
film’s animation techniques,
stylistic approach to character
and thematic exploration of
issues around sustainability.
ANDREW STANTON, 98 MINS, USA, 2008
Horton Hears
a Who G
Horton is an elephant who
cares about the world and all
its inhabitants, no matter how
insignificant; “After all, a person
is a person, no matter how small.”
A brief introduction highlights the
importance of living responsibly
and caring for the environment.
The Lorax G
The Lorax, guardian of the
trees, understands the fragility
of nature and the importance
of living sustainably, but no
one listens to his warning. The
introduction focuses on the
theme of sustainability and
messages explored in this film.
Kyle Balda and Chris Renaud,
86 MINS, USA, 2012
Duration: 2 hrs (1 hr talk plus a
visit to Screen Worlds)
Cost: $10 per student
(min 30 students)
Let’s Get Animated!
Introducing animation
This entertaining presentation
includes short films and clips that
explore the different animation
techniques employed over the
years, including computergenerated animation, claymation,
cut-out and other forms of stopmotion. Students are encouraged
to draw conclusions about
the science and mathematics
underpinning this art form.
Exploring Difference
The Lost Thing and
Other Short Films
Can a boy find a home for the
lost thing nobody seems to
notice? The Lost Thing and Other
Short Films program showcases
unique points of view and
explores what it means to belong.
The discussion focuses on visual
storytelling, journeys and identity.
Jimmy Hayward and Steve Martino,
86 MINS, USA, 2008
Wall-E
The Lost Thing
Fractured Fairytales
Exploring comedy
and enchantment
Drawing on students’ familiarity
with fairytale themes and motifs,
this program introduces them to
narrative convention by focusing
on the fun of the unexpected.
Screenings of clips and short
films are used to explore the
humour created when our
expectations are overturned.
Magical Worlds and
Strange Inventions
Imagining the world
in new ways
This program includes a
discussion and clips that focus
on imagination, creativity
and fantastical inventions.
Technology and fantasy combine
to suggest new and exciting
ways to imagine the world.
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Workshops
Duration: 4.5 hrs
Cost: $750
(max 60 students)
The Magic Camera
Explore New Worlds
Students work in teams to
create a short film called The
Magic Camera by scripting,
rehearsing and recording scenes
set in various virtual locations
using green screen technology.
The program helps to develop
students’ understanding of
genre and characterisation and
provides hands-on experience of
film and television production.
Melbourne:
Back to the Past
Time Travel at ACMI
Professor Oldendays has
discovered a way to go back
in time and needs intrepid
reporters to travel back to Old
Melbourne to record segments
for his television show. Students
interact with historical footage
to gain insight into the history
of Melbourne and the moving
image, develop knowledge
about how filmmakers create
screen texts and explore
the documentary genre.
For session times
and bookings, visit
acmi.net.au/education
Fairytales and Fantasy Workshop
Photography by Peter Tarasiuk
Years 1 & 2,
Foundation (Prep)
& Kindergarten
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Films
These programs include a short
introductory talk, film screening
and resource material.
It is suggested you also book
a visit to ACMI’s permanent
exhibition Screen Worlds.
Cost: $10 per student
(min 30 students)
The World of Peter
Rabbit and Friends G
In this session the stories of
Beatrix Potter are brought to life.
Students watch two animations
from the enchanting series
The World of Peter Rabbit
and Friends. The discussion
focuses on characterisation
and the narrative tradition
of animal characters.
DIANNE JACKSON AND GEOFF DUNBAR,
60 MINS, UK, 1992
Snow White and the
Seven Dwarfs G
After fleeing from her wicked
stepmother, Snow White finds
refuge with seven dwarfs.
However, the queen soon
discovers her whereabouts
and casts a spell that can only
be broken by true love’s kiss.
An introduction before the film
encourages students to think
about narrative, characterisation
and fairytale endings.
Arrietty G
Arrietty is based on Mary
Norton’s classic tale The
Borrowers. Arrietty and her tiny
family ‘borrow’ what they need
from the big world to survive.
The introduction to this vividly
animated film highlights themes
of friendship, kindness and
respect for the environment.
HIROMASA YONEBAYASHI, 94 MINS,
JAPAN, 2010.
Toy Story G
“To Infinity and Beyond!”
Celebrated as a milestone
in film animation, Toy Story
is a charming and funny
tale about friendship and
adventure. The brief introduction
highlights the film’s significant
contribution to present-day
animation techniques.
JOHN LASSETER, 81 MINS, USA, 1995
Talks
Workshop
Duration: 2 hrs
(1 hr talk plus a visit
to Screen Worlds)
Cost: $10 per student
(min 30 students)
Cost: $750
(max 60 students)
Me and My World
A creative, fun-filled workshop
Stories of belonging
Clips and short films are
screened to help students
understand narrative structure
and the importance of stories.
The program stimulates
discussion about what it
means to be part of a family,
focusing on roles, cultural
backgrounds, celebrations
and traditions, and aims to
promote positive self-esteem
and appreciation of people,
places and important things.
Fairytales and
Fantasy
Students become characters
and star in a film using the magic
of green screen technology.
This program introduces
students to the concepts of
character, plot and genre, and
provides the opportunity to
perform in a fairytale setting.
Let Me
Entertain You
How has a trip to the movies
changed over time?
A screening of short films
and clips is supported by a
discussion examining how
advances in technology
have changed moving image
entertainment. Participants
view early films and explore
the evolution of animation.
Duration: 4.5 hrs
DAVID HAND, 83 MINS, USA, 1937
Arrietty
For session times
and bookings, visit
acmi.net.au/education
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Language Programs
The Girl Who Leapt
Through Time (Toki
o kakeru shôjo) PG
Makato discovers that she can
leap back into the past to solve
the problems of the present.
This eccentric and funny
Japanese teen movie explores
the challenges of growing up
while asking big questions
about time and existence.
MAMORU HOSODA, 99 MINS, JAPAN,
2006, Japanese with English
subtitles
French Program
Astérix at the
Olympic Games
(Astérix aux Jeux
Olympiques) PG
Astérix and Obélix travel to
Greece to take part in the Olympic
Games in this extravagantly
silly live action celebration of
France’s favourite comic-book
hero. Before the film, students
are introduced to Astérix and the
history of the bandes dessinées.
FRÉDÉRIC FORESTIER, 112 MINS,
FRANCE, 2008, FRENCH WITH ENGLISH
SUBTITLES
Exploring French
Animation
Duration: 1 hr
Spirited Away
ACMI’s Language Programs
currently include Japanese,
French and German films.
Each program begins with an
introductory talk that draws
students’ attention to key
themes, cultural context and
film language. Teachers may
also book a language-focused
visit to Screen Worlds.
Cost: $10 per student
(min 30 students)
Japanese
Program
Spirited Away
(Sen to Chihiro no
kamikakushi) PG
In this animated fantasy
adventure, 10-year-old Chihiro
is caught in a fantasy world
poised between dream and
nightmare. As she explores
this strange world, she makes
a new friend who helps her
return to her old life.
HAYAO MIYAZAKI, 122 MINS, JAPAN,
2001, Japanese with English
subtitles
Summer Wars
(Samâ uôzu) PG
Kenji is a maths genius who
unwittingly brings the online
world to a halt and takes
the real world to the brink of
destruction. This film explores
the place of traditional Japanese
culture in a changing world.
This program of film clips
and commentary explores
French animation, providing
students with an insight into
French culture. The program
focuses on a range of classic
and more recent films.
German
Program
Krabat M
During the grim period after
the Thirty Years War, a young
millworker is drawn into a world
of sorcery only to discover
there is no escape. This riveting
film explores the misuse of
power and the human capacity
for friendship and love.
MARCO KREUZPAINTNER, 120 MINUTES,
GERMANY, 2008, GERMAN WITH
ENGLISH SUBTITLES
Run Lola Run
(Lola Rennt) M
Lola has twenty minutes to
find enough money to get
her boyfriend, a small-time
criminal, out of trouble. Run Lola
Run presents three versions
of Lola’s desperate run, with
three different outcomes.
TOM TYKWER, 76 MINS, GERMANY,
1998, GERMAN WITH ENGLISH
SUBTITLEs
MAMORU HOSODA, 114 MINS, JAPAN,
2010 Japanese with English
subtitles
For session times
and bookings, visit
acmi.net.au/education
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Special Events
Education Week
Sun 18 May – Sat 24 May 2014
Cost: Free
In partnership with the
Department of Education and
Early Childhood Development,
ACMI presents free student
film screenings throughout
Education Week in 2014.
For details visit
acmi.net.au/education
Children’s Week
Sat 18 Oct – Sun 26 Oct 2014
Cost: Free
During Children’s Week at
ACMI students can engage
with the moving image and
appreciate the art and craft
of filmmaking through an
exciting and free screen literacy
program for primary and
early secondary students.
Hothouse
Tall Poppies Grow Here
Hothouse is a free, week-long, intensive program
for Victorian students in Years 10 to 12, aimed
at nurturing creativity and moving image skills.
Each year, ten students are hand-picked and
dropped into a fast-paced production studio
to gain hands-on experience, contacts in the
industry and plenty of career inspiration!
The world premiere of DreamWorks Animation:
The Exhibition offers a fantastic opportunity to focus
on all things animation during Hothouse in 2014.
ACMI calls all budding animators to apply to join
us for an intensive animation program where, as
a team, they create a quality animation, meet and
work with industry specialists and get behind-thescenes access to the DreamWorks exhibition.
For details visit
acmi.net.au/education
ACMI Education e-news
Be the first to hear about upcoming Education programs and
special events. To register for the monthly ACMI Education
e-news, email us with ‘subscribe e-news’ in the subject line at
[email protected]
Anatomy
of Music
Thu 15 May 2014, 10am – 1pm
Cost: TBC
ACMI and Musica Viva present
Anatomy of Music, a composition
workshop for Year 7–10 students
combining music, film, media
and visual arts. Working with 3
Shades Black, a contemporary
classical music group, students
explore the relationship between
moving image, composition
and performance. Participants
can attend the live workshop or
interact via video conference.
Intermix
A dynamic program designed
with young people for young
people, Intermix offers an annual
calendar of free artist talks, film
screenings, video workshops
and performances. Local and
international artists, critics,
filmmakers and designers
share their expertise, arming
participants with the tools to
create their own art. It also
gives them the opportunity to
refine their critical capacities.
Intermix is designed for
young creatives aged 15 to
20. All sessions are free but
places are limited. For more
information or to register
email intermix @acmi.net.au
or visit acmi.net.au/intermix
Supported by the
Ian Potter Foundation.
In 2014, Hothouse is held in the July school holidays.
To receive updates on Hothouse, please join the
mailing list by emailing [email protected]mi.net.au
Hothouse is an initiative of the Victorian Government.
Image: Robert MacKenzie for Shrek 2 (2004)
Courtesy DreamWorks Animation.
For session times
and bookings, visit
acmi.net.au/education
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Australian Mediatheque
Educator Profiles
Christine Evely
Education Manager
Christine is thrilled to lead an
inspiring team of educators, who
consistently find innovative ways
to engage with learners of all ages.
Introduction to the
Mediatheque
All programs include an introduction
and visit to Screen Worlds.
Australian Mediatheque is a collaboration between
ACMI and the National Film and Sound Archive
australianmediatheque.com.au
Duration: 2 hrs
Cost: $125
(min 15, max 25 students)
Discover a treasure trove of film, television and
video art at the Australian Mediatheque.
Students can mine a century’s worth of
footage from home-grown and international
films to Australian television shows and
student and community-made short films.
Book a general introductory tour or arrange a
tailored a session to address particular areas
of the curriculum (weekday mornings only).
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“For revisiting the
masterworks or seeking
out the quiet gems, we
now have the perfect
place to explore the
riches of our best screen
culture collections.”
— Fred Schepisi AO,
Australian Mediatheque
Patron
She encourages educators
working with students,
from early years to tertiary,
to collaborate with ACMI’s
enthusiastic, committed and
highly skilled Education team
to enhance the development of
screen literacy by connecting
classroom activities with ACMI’s
onsite and online programs.
Vincent Trundle
Vincent has an extensive
background in media production
and education, including audio
visual production at the Australian
War Memorial, Canberra and
lecturing in Film and Video
Production at RMIT. He is
integral to the success of ACMI’s
moving image competition,
Screen It, and applies his
expertise to building quality
digital learning opportunities
ranging from highly regarded
filmmaking and TV workshops
to interactive online programs
including videoconferences.
Vincent remains committed to
exploring and understanding
videogames in everyday life
and education settings.
Photography by Peter Tarasiuk
Susan Bye
Susan is a passionate educator
who provides in-depth and
accessible insights into moving
image culture for both students
and teachers. Key aspects of her
work involve developing students’
engagement with narrative
film and television texts and
working with curators to create
rich resources and programs to
support ACMI’s exhibitions.
Ellen Molloy
Ellen is recognised for her
outstanding work at ACMI,
ensuring students and teachers
not only learn a great deal
but enjoy their engagements
during green screen, film
and animation workshops.
Ellen combines her background
in Film, Photography and
Art with her experience as a
primary educator to create and
present innovative and energetic
programs and resources.
Ashley Hall
Ashley is an experienced Media
and English teacher whose
students have won, and been
nominated for, numerous national
filmmaking, animation and game
design awards. In 2007 and
2011 Ashley was a Teacher’s
Award finalist at the Australian
Teachers of Media Awards.
Outside of ACMI, Ashley works as
a freelance filmmaker, animator
and game/app developer. He has
a Masters degree in Multimedia.
Booking and
Visiting ACMI
For more information about the range, content and availability
of ACMI Education Programs visit acmi.net.au/education
Booking
Visiting ACMI
Special Needs
Book online at
acmi.net.au/education
Please enter through the
dedicated schools entrance
in the East Arcade from
Flinders Street. This section
contains a briefing area,
screening facilities, lockers,
toilets and disabled access.
Our programs can be adapted
to cater for individual differences
and special needs. If you or
your students require any
additional assistance, please
ensure you provide us with
specific details when you book.
Instructions for your visit are
provided in your booking
confirmation letter.
ACMI Education
e-news
Please present this letter
to an ACMI representative
on the day of your visit.
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and special events by signing
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Bookings are required for
all Education Programs and
exhibition visits, including free
programs, and must be made
at least ten days in advance.
Please note that we cannot
accept tentative bookings,
and cancellation fees apply.
Contact us
Please send all enquiries to
[email protected]
Visit acmi.net.au/
planning_your_visit.htm
For late arrivals and last
minute cancellations, please
call the ACMI Education
mobile 0403 603 119.
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Screen It turns 10!
This year’s theme is Reflection
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or Videogame. Primary and Secondary
winners are selected for each category.
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