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

Emma Bortignon: The Art of Sound

Emma Bortignon is one of Australia‚Äôs leading sound designers with credits on over 25 features including; I Love you Too, Balibo, Love the Beast, feature documentaries, short films (Jerrycan and A Parachute Falling in Siberia) and TV including; Cloudstreet, Beaconsfield, Outland and Underbelly. Spanning sound design, mixing and effects Emma is known for extracting the subtleties of a sound design to create compelling storytelling and seamless integration of sound and score. With six AFI Award nominations and a win for 'best sound' for Noise plus an Australian Screen Sound Guild award for 'best sound design' & 'best mix' and IF Awards for 'best sound' for Noise (2007) as well as Balibo (2010) Emma is well versed in the nuances of creating engaging sound for the screen. 

Emma will join host  James Hewison to discuss her craft and life as a sound designer.

Guest: Emma Bortignon

Doors open 5pm
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 on 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.