Tag Archives: ACMI

Film Review: Cameraperson (USA, 2016) is an artistic look at the world of documentary filmmaking & cinematography

Cameraperson shines a light on the individual behind the camera. In this case it is cinematographer, Kirsten Johnson, a woman with some 25 years’ experience in the movie-making business. She’s also known for having worked on films like Fahrenheit 9/11 and Citizenfour, among others. Cameraperson is a documentary that lets the footage speak for itself with varying degrees of success and at its best is an illuminating look at the world of documentary filmmaking.... Continue Reading

Finalists announced for ACMI’s most competitive Screen It competition yet

Finalists have been announced for ACMI’s most competitive Screen It Competition to date. The 2016 moving image competition received a record-breaking 587 entries for this year’s theme ‘Mystery’, from 2,521 budding filmmaker, animators, and game designers across Australia. Continue reading Finalists announced for ACMI’s most competitive Screen It competition yet

Film Review: Alex Gibney’s Zero Days (USA, 2016) is a terrifying and slick documentary

Imagine a scenario where a computer virus has the ability to affect a country’s power supply. It sounds like the plot of a thrilling, science fiction film. It is frightening to think that this could be the future of cyberwarfare, especially when one considers this in light of the Stuxnet event. Zero Days is a terrifying documentary about this very attack.... Continue Reading

Film Review: Jim: The James Foley Story (USA, 2016) tugs at your heartstrings

Most people were introduced to James “Jim” Foley when he appeared in a bright orange jumpsuit and reports (and video) confirmed that he had been the first American citizen to be murdered by ISIS. It was a moment where the Islamic State had stripped away his humanity and reduced Foley to a casualty. In the film, Jim: The James Foley Story, those closest to him set about reclaiming Foley’s story and offering us a glimpse into his complex and good-natured character.... Continue Reading

Lynette Wallworth’s VR experience Collisions to tell an Indigenous Australian story at ACMI

Acclaimed artist and filmmaker Lynette Wallworth will present a virtual reality film experience titled Collisions at ACMI from October this year. The free exhibition will be a part of the Melbourne Festival, and will run at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image from Thursday 6 October 2016 to Sunday 15 January 2017.... Continue Reading

ACMI to host exclusive limited season of political documentary Weiner

World politics is a joke right now considering what we see on television. It’s become a routine to roll our eyes on every Australian Politician and Donald Trump’s idiocy of banning immigrants to the U.S borders. Good news for those who love watching political documentaries as ACMI in Melbourne will be showcasing Weiner to the big screen, running an exclusive limited season from September 1st.... Continue Reading