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

Melbourne’s Multi-format Maestro: Jason Byrne

Independent producer Jason Byrne traverses seriously diverse screen content terrain including; TVC's, Television Series, Feature Film, Music Video, Documentary and Web Series. With a swag of credits and awards under his belt including; feature films One Perfect Day (directed by Paul Currie) Little Deaths (directed by Josh Lawson), Rats and Cats (directed Tony Rogers); tele-feature The Heart Break Tour (directed by Ben Chessell) and documentaries; Beyond the Backyard and Shadowplay (directed by Josh Whiteman) as well as the web series How to Talk Australians, to his name Jason is currently in production on the TV Version of How to Talk Australians and documentaries Flight of the Black Cockatoo – about the life of AFL Legend Tom Wills – and Butterfly Song with international music icon, David Bridie.

Host James Hewison will discuss with Jason the art of juggling diverse formats and creating multi-platform screen content that connects with audiences.

Guest: Jason Byrne

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.