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

The Visually Striking Festival Favourite Fell: Kasimir Burgess

In competition at the 2014 Sydney Film Festival and fresh from a screening at MIFF the debut feature of Melbourne filmmaker Kasimir Burgess is a visually sumptuous and enigmatic revenge story.

The journey for this filmmaker to tho point in his careers has traversed scratch animation to installation film, documentary, music videos and narrative film. Kasimir has explored many forms of filmmaking, and in particular filmmaking that mines the territory between art, music and film. He has collaborated with painters, sculptors, philosophers and writers as he explores universal themes that have resonated with people from many cultures and have screened in over thirty countries at festivals including Locarno and Stockholm Kasimir's films have won 25 awards - including a Crystal Bear for best short  at the 2011 Berlin International Film Festival for Lily

Kasimir will share his experiences and ideas about his craft with host James Hewison as well as the distribution approach for the film that includes exclusive and limited theatrical seasons run in tandem with Video on Demand seasons for the same price as a cinema ticket.

Guest: Kasimir Burgess
ACMI link >

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 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.