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 late February to the end of October-early-November 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


Natalie Miller: Visionary Leader

Melbourne’s Grande Dame of cinema, champion of local cinema and filmmakers, advocate for opportunities for women within the film industry, Natalie Miller has been a true cinema pioneer since the Australian film renaissance of the 1970s.
A passionate supporter of independent films and filmmakers, Natalie is the joint Managing Partner of Cinema Nova and Executive Director of Sharmill Films whose recent acquisitions include the Palme d’Or prize winner from the Cannes Film Festival Winter Sleep as well as Force Majeure and London Road.
She is a recipient of the AO for services to the Film Industry and of the Chevalier dans L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from the French Government in March 2003 for her services to the promotion of French culture in Australia and has received lifetime achievement awards from the independent Cinemas Association of Australia and the Screen Producers Association of Australia.
In 2011, the Natalie Miller Fellowship was established to provide an annual grant to encourage leadership and to help profile women in the film industry.
Natalie Miller will join host James Hewison to talk about her distinguished career and love of cinema.

Guest: Natalie Miller

Doors open 5:00pm
ACMI (Federation Square, Melbourne)

* Tickets can be picked up from 10am at the ACMI ticket office.
Places are limited: First in best dressed.


After seven years the Sydney sessions are on a little break. Full details of future Sydney sessions will be posted here.


Review all Friday on My Mind past guests in the
'Previous Guests' tab below ...


*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.