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The Gallery’s Australian Cinémathèque, at GoMA, presents retrospective and thematic film programs and exhibitions, exploring the important lines of influence between the moving image and other areas of visual culture, and showcasing the work of influential filmmakers and artists. Its mission is to collect, conserve, present and interpret film and screen culture.

Facilities include two cinemas, with more than 300 seats combined. The smaller cinema features retractable seating to allow for multimedia performances and events. There is also a dedicated media gallery for screen-related exhibitions, and facilities for video production.

Significant international, Asian, Pacific, Australian and Indigenous Australian artists are represented in the Gallery’s film and moving-image collection. Other collection development areas include video art that responds to the specific history and genres of cinema; animation, especially from Asia; and conceptual art and its legacy through performance.

The Gallery’s Australian Cinémathèque is an Associate Member of the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF), an organisation of the world’s leading film archives dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of film.

View current Cinema Program flipbook

Harvest: Food on Film

Harvest: Food on Film

28 June – 21 September 2014 | Australian Cinémathèque, GOMA | FREE
‘Harvest: Food on Film’ showcases a rich vein of contemporary filmmaking that explores food production, consumption and presentation as vivid storytelling motifs.... Read more

Divided Selves

Divided Selves

4 July – 30 August 2014 | Australian Cinémathèque, GOMA | FREE
‘Divided Selves’ draws together works by contemporary international artists and filmmakers that explore the representation of charismatic figures and the disjunction between private and public personas.... Read more

'Raumlichtkunst' and Optical Poetry: Oskar Fischinger Retrospective

'Raumlichtkunst' and Optical Poetry: Oskar Fischinger Retrospective

30 August 2014 | Australian Cinémathèque, GOMA | FREE
In his highly innovative moving-image works created from the 1920s to the 1950s, avant-garde filmmaker and artist Oskar Fischinger (DATES) brought together abstract art, cinema and music.... Read more

Live Music and Film: Prix de Beauté 1930

Live Music and Film: Prix de Beauté 1930

31 August, 2014 | Australian Cinémathèque, GOMA | FREE
Augusto Genina’s Prix de Beauté 1930 features the luminous Louise Brooks in her last in her last major role. It tells the story of bored Parisian typist Lucienne, who enters a newspaper beauty contest as a lark only to find herself the winning contestant.... Read more