We hold screenings every Wednesday night for most of the year.
The Melbourne Cinémathèque makes a diverse range of international cinematic landmarks and rarities, including cult, experimental, documentary, silent and short films accessible to the Melbourne public.
Browse our screening program using the menu below.
Our previous calendars dating back to 1993 will soon be available to download via our archive.
Screenings are currently CANCELLED due to containment measures by the Vic govt and our cultural partners. Please keep up to date with this ongoing situation via our FB, email list and Twitter.
To download our calendar for 2020 click on the thumbnail image or the link below.
2020 Screening Notes by:
Beata Bowes, Adrian Danks, Bradley Dixon, Cerise Howard, Paul Jeffery, Bella McNeill, Grace Quiason, Dylan Rainforth, Eloise Ross & Alifeleti Tuapasi Toki
2020 Calendar Editor: Adrian Danks
2020 Calendar Design: Louie Evans
2020 Design Supervision:Warren Taylor and Lucy Russell (Monash Art Design & Architecture)
2020 Calendar Project Management: Dylan Rainforth
The Melbourne Cinémathèque is committed to producing new writing on the films featured in its programme helping promote an historically aware & critically literate film culture.
CTEQ Annotations are published as part of the quarterly online film journal Senses of Cinema. Print-outs of the CTEQ Annotations are made available at our screenings. Direct links to relevent Cteq Annotations and Senses of Cinema articles are provided on each film’s page on this site. The key purpose of these annotations is to provide a context for the further appreciation of a specific film by discussing aspects of its production and critical history, by providing a reading of its aesthetic qualities, by analysing its place within a series of related contexts (a particular national cinema, the work of a director, actor, etc.), and so on. They also provide a forum for the sustained discussion and close textual analysis of individual films, while contributing to a substantial database of such writing.
Prior to each edition of Senses of Cinema a list of films screening at the Melbourne Cinémathèque is circulated via the Senses of Cinema and Cinémathèque mailing lists.
To join the mailing list for Cteq Annotations please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Explore the rich history of The Melbourne Cinèmathéque through our past calendars.