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The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) is a world first, state-of-the-art facility for exhibiting, promoting and preserving Victorian, Australian and international screen content, including film, television, games, video and digital media. ACMI is a museum, a library, an arts centre, a gallery, an education centre and a studio.

ACMI presents a unique program of exhibitions, films, talks, forums, education programs, production workshops, community activities and lending services.

Located at Federation Square, ACMI opened in October 2002 housing:

  • The world's largest screen gallery (over 1,500 square metres);
  • Two multi-format cinemas; and
  • Hands-on interactive, education and production zones.

The permanent exhibition, Screen Worlds, opened in 2009 and tells the story of the moving image in all its forms - film, television and digital media. The Australian Mediatheque, a national screen culture resource centre, also launched in 2009. In April 2016, co-working space ACMI X was opened in Southbank. ACMI X provides office space to individuals, collectives and businesses working with the moving image. ACMI is currently undergoing a multi-million-dollar makeover which will transform it into one of the world’s most innovative museums.

Key Facts 2018-19

  • Total income - $38.1 million
  • Value of assets (land, buildings & equipment) - $8.1 million
  • Value of collections - $9.4 million
  • Creative Victoria's annual operating appropriation - $30.7 million (including additional project operating funding)
  • Creative Victoria's capital appropriation -$7.2 million
  • Number of attendances - 2.5 million
  • Number of website visits - 1.6 million
  • Number of participants in education programs - 57,921
  • Number of employees - 137 full-time equivalent
  • Number of members / friends - 2,200
  • Number of volunteer hours - 6,912 (equivalent to 909 full-time days)