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A Golden Ticket to meet Tim Burton at ACMI #Melbourne

**Deadline: Friday May 21** [www.acmi.net.au](http://www.acmi.net.au/burton_tour_guide.htm)

Direct from New York’s **Museum of Modern Art**, the exhibition ‘Tim Burton’ is presented as part of Melbourne Winter Masterpieces 2010 from June 24 at ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image). The exhibition explores the full scale of Burton’s career, as director, concept artist illustrator and photographer, through hundreds of artworks that spectacularly illuminate the creative vision behind films such as **Beetlejuice**, **Batman**, **Edward Scissorhands**, **Charlie and the Chocolate Factory**, and **Alice in Wonderland**.

The Australian Centre for the Moving Images – Tim Burton Tour Guide – opportunity is open to under 18’s across Australia. Applications must come in the form of 3 minute videos.

Successful applicants will meet Tim Burton, be inducted by ACMI staff, hear from curators about how he created his art and films, and then take the public on a tour of the exhibition on at least one occasion.

ACMI Screen Events Manager, Helen Simondson, says that applicants should be inventive but also remember that if successful they will have to hold a tour of the exhibition. We want young people to get creative and display enthusiasm and confidence, but we also want them to remember that the best tour guides are informative, interesting and able to speak well on their subject, said Helen. We need to see that you have the skills to be a fantastic tour guide, Knowledge of Tim Burton’s art and films is essential and so, to help budding tour guides, ACMI has supplied a fact sheet of resources on its website.

The application form is available online and must be submitted complete with a link to the YouTube location of the 3 minute application video. It is important both applicants and their parent or guardian read the Application Guidelines before applying. Key in these is that applicants and their guardians must be available to meet Tim Burton in the week commencing Monday June 22 and conduct at least one tour. Each tour will be designed by ACMI staff in consultation with the successful applicant. Successful applicants will take part in a voluntary capacity.

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