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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.
Go to the LUMINA section of this site to search the article list for published Friday on My Mind interviews

LATEST:

THIS WEEK: FRIDAY, AUGUST 7

MELBOURNE ON A MIFF BREAK:

Friday On My Mind will be taking a short break while MIFF takes over Melbourne. Sessions will be back up and running on Friday, August 14.


SYDNEY:


Catriona McKenzie is one of the ascendent Australian Aboriginal filmmakers--and AFTRS alumni that includes; Warwick Thornton, Rachel Perkins and Ivan Sen--making a mark on our screens. Honing her craft in the plot-point driven world of television drama, on productions such as Redfern Now, the AFI-winning My Place, Satisfaction (starring Jacki Weaver), Emmy-nominated Dance Academy and The Gods of Wheat Street, Catriona is a director on the up.

Her 2012 feature debut Satellite Boy, starring iconic Aboriginal actor David Gulpilil (for whom she wrote the screenplay) was shot in the World Heritage-listed Bungle Bungles, and is a gentle heartfelt drama about an Aboriginal boy who wants to save the abandoned outdoor cinema where he lives with his grandfather was well received at international festivals.

With a colourful back story that includes learning her craft from the likes of Martin Scorsese and Spike Lee (at NYU) and interning at Ridley Scotts's Free Productions Catriona will share her experiences both as a filmmaker and Drama Commissioning Editor (for the ABC) with host Luke Buckmaster.

Guest: Catriona McKenzie



NEW TIME: 5:30PM
AFTRS THEATRE 1
NO NEED TO RSVP. FIRST IN BEST DRESSED
FREE

Got a question about Friday on My Mind? Send an email to events@aftrs.edu.au


*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 August 1, 2015

Image attribution: Friday on My Mind sessions in Melbourne and Sydney.


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