Movie Mogul is a project run through ACMI’s partnership with Swinburne University of Technology which provides Cinema & Screen Studies students with the to opportunity to curate their own season of films for exhibition on Cinema 3. The winning seasons were decided by a panel of experts at a pitch session at ACMI, and by a popular vote from ACMI members.
Panel Winner - ACMI For Beginners
Enjoy this selection which serves as an entry point for wannabe cinephiles into the world of cinema. This collection will broaden the horizons of anyone searching for deeper understanding of film, or anyone trying to find a short-cut to the highlights of the past and present on the silver screen. This season echoes ACMI’s film programming from the comfort of your own home.
Student curator: Jayden Sheppard
Popular Vote - Bare Impressions of Film
The Impressionist art movement of the 19th century was founded by French painter Claude Monet and is described as the embodiment of the essence of everyday life. Rather than a detailed depiction, it would reflect the bare impression of what is seen. Artists would paint en plein air – outdoors – to capture their interpretation of what they see before them. Common subjects of Impressionism feature natural landscapes and the everyday. Monet’s works capture the vibrant dreaminess of these scenes and inspire this collection. These films have otherworldly elements to them seen in the whimsical environments of Monet’s art, executed through alluring visuals and profound stories.
Student curators: Alexandra Riddell, Jehanna Omega, Matthew Rush, Siara O’Brien