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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, JULY 3

MELBOURNE:
Clayographies, Ernie Biscuit and Adam Elliot


Melbourne based Academy Award-winning filmmaker Adam Elliot has described his film work as clayographies; bittersweet adult clay biographies based on his family, friends and acquaintances. Using only traditional stopmotion and photographic techniques to create his work--with every prop, set and character hand crafted from clay, cardboard, wire and paint--Adam has created six animated films that include, Mary and Max, Harvie Krumpet, Uncle, Cousin, Brother, and the his latest work Ernie Biscuit is the second instalment of the Harvie Krumpet trilogy about a deaf Parisian taxidermist.  Ernie Biscuit had its world premiere recently in the Dendy Awards section of the 2015 Sydney Film Festival and is set to screen at MIFF and also compete at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival in France next month.

Adam Elliot's films have been voiced by some of the world's leading actors including Philip Seymour Hoffman, Geoffrey Rush, Barry Humphries, Eric Bana and Toni Collette and have screened in over 800 film festivals around the world accumulating over 100 awards such as the 2004 Short Animation Academy Award for Harvie Krumpet. Adam will share his particular approach and ideas about the craft of filmmaking and wearing all of the creative hats.
  • Guest: Adam Elliot
TIME: 6PM
ACMI, FEDERATION SQUARE
TICKETS CAN BE COLLECTED FROM THE BOX OFFICE FROM 10AM THE DAY OF
FREE

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SYDNEY:


Friday On My Mind Sydney will be taking a short mid-semester break. Sessions will be back up and running on Friday, July 17.


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 June 15, 2015

Image attribution: Photos taken during Friday on My Mind sessions in Melbourne and Sydney, by AFTRS.


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