Friday on My Mind
I'VE GOT FRIDAY ON MY MIND ...
Friday on My Mind is a series of FREE talks* curated and hosted by AFTRS where cinephiles, industry, students and film-lovers alike can soak up some creative mind fuel - supplied by some of the best and brightest in the screen arts and broadcast industries.
Friday on My Mind has been running since 2008 at AFTRS Sydney, with a Melbourne edition, held at ACMI, introduced in 2012.
- The Friday on My Mind season generally runs from early March to the end of October each year.
- All past sessions can be reviewed in the 'Previous Guests' tab, at the bottom of this page.
- Edited transcripts of many Friday on My Mind sessions are available in the School's self-published journal LUMINA and here on the AFTRS website to review.
THIS WEEK: FRIDAY APRIL 24
Just one scoop of FREE Friday mind-fuel is on the menu this week, courtesy of AFTRS with the Melbourne session at ACMI on a short break.
MELBOURNE: KATRINA SEDGWICK - COMMISSIONING CONTENT & THE COLLECTIVE WISDOM OF AUDIENCES
Katrina Sedgwick is the newly appointed CEO of the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and has an extensive background as a commissioner, creative producer, arts festival director and performer. There are few people who have thought as deeply and as widely about Australian audiences as Katrina who has consistently found exciting and meaningful ways to connect with them.
From 2012-14 Katrina Sedgwick was Head of Arts for ABC Television and online, commissioning a diverse range of projects for prime time TV,radio, news and online. Prior to that she was the founding Director/CEO of the biennial Adelaide Film Festival, and its Investment Fund, supporting Australian features, documentaries, shorts, cross-platform and installation works garnering critical acclaim and recognition around the world that included; Snowtown (2011) Mrs Carey’s Concert (2011), Samson & Delilah (2009), Ten Canoes (2006) and Look Both Ways (2005).
Sue Maslin and Katrina Sedgwick will discuss ideas about audiences, approaches to curating, commissioning and screening new work.
- Guest: Katrina Sedgwick
NEW TIME: 6PM
ACMI, FEDERATION SQUARE
TICKETS CAN BE COLLECTED FROM THE BOX OFFICE FROM 10AM THE DAY OF
Dayne Pratzky has been arrested, shot at, had his house broken into, his dogs poisoned and his email accounts hacked.
SYDNEY: THE FRACKMAN
Pratzky aka “Frackman” made powerful enemies when he launched a war against coal seam gas companies five years ago and his documentary captures the sensational fight against huge multinational corporations. The Frackman documentary--one of the hottest documentaries ever produced in Australia--is currently screening in dozens of cinemas across the country and simultaneously available to view online and is building substantial word of mouth with News.com.au writing “There’s a movie currently taking Australian cinemas by storm, and you’ve probably never even heard of it.”
Dayne will share the trials and tribulations of making this documentary with host Luke Buckmaster and veteran producer Trish Lake (Gettin’ Square, Roller Derby Dolls, The Burning Season).
- Guests: Dayne Pratzky and Trish Lake
NEW TIME: 5PM
NO NEED TO RSVP. FIRST IN BEST DRESSED
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*Attendees of Friday on My Mind must be aged 16 and up. Generally material shown and discussed is 15+ and if on the occasion R rated content is shown warnings will be given in advance.
Last updated April 7, 2015
Image attribution: Photos taken during Friday on My Mind sessions in Melbourne and Sydney, by AFTRS.