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Cinema turns into a more immersive experience, with short films popping up in unexpected places

Tim Winton's The Turning

Each short story in Tim Winton’s collection The Turning is about a life-changing moment. Who knows? Maybe this extraordinary film event will become one of those moments for you.


For an insight into the men and women who know Melbourne’s streets – and their residents – better than anybody, hop into a taxi-turned-cinema and watch a short film comprised of real life stories with taxi drivers.

Well May We Say

As you cross Princes Bridge, pause and encounter the larger-than-life projections of some of the most important speeches of the 20th century, compiled by Melbourne artist Anthony Ziella. Decades on, these speeches still ring with relevance.

Miniature Melbourne

They say that Melbourne has four seasons in one day, but in Nathan Kaso’s short film Miniature Melbourne, you’ll watch an entire year go by in four fantastical minutes and 35 seconds.


Consider ACMI your home base for tonight’s film journey. Everything you need to recharge is here: Optic Kitchen & Bar will be open, and ambient chill-out zone LightLounge has comfy couches. ACMI’s two cinemas will be offering two equally fascinating film experiences.


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Updated on 23 Feb 2014.

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