21 March 2017
ACMI has launched Family Sundays - a day of free family friendly events and interactive activities on the first Sunday of every month.
Family Sundays will be a day for families to come together and interact with screen culture in all its forms: from creating YouTube videos to wielding a lightsaber to belting out tunes at Frozen karaoke to painting a masterpiece in virtual reality with Google's Tilt Brush.
Each month Family Sundays will adopt a different theme, allowing families to return again and again for an entirely different experience.
The first Family Sundays event on Sunday 2 April is dedicated to one of the internet's biggest channels – YouTube. Visitors to ACMI will discover how everyday people, young people in particular, are making new types of programs for all types of viewing audiences. ACMI's expert team will be on hand to help families make their very own videos inspired by special guests, YouTube megastars, Melbourne's own Grace Mulgrew (Grace's World) and Debbie Doo (Debbie Doo's Kids TV) who will drop in on the day to reveal the tips and tricks for creating entertaining online content.
In ACMI's world-class green screen studio, visitors can kick off Family Sundays with a celebration of Aussie Rules. All ages can partake in their own Mark of The Year video or blooper reel, inspired by the AFL Kids YouTube Channel created by ACMI X co-workers Valleyarm Digital. Stars of the AFL Womens' League will drop in throughout the day to cameo in family creations.
Upcoming Family Sundays include:
- Sunday 7 May Star Wars
- Sunday 4 June Gameplay
- Sunday 2 July Wallace & Gromit and Friends: The Magic of Aardman
- Sunday 6 August Winter Fantasy and Fables
- Sunday 3 September Young Storytellers
More to be announced soon.
ACMI's Family Sundays will be held on the first Sunday of every month from 11am to 4pm at ACMI in Federation Square.