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AFTRS Friday on My Mind

Talks and Performances

6 Mar - 27 Nov

Friday on My Mind is a series of 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.

  • This week's guest:

    Katrina Sedgwick - Commissioning Content and the Collective Wisdom of Audiences

    Katrina Sedgwick is the newly appointed CEO of the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and has an extensive background as a commissioner, creative producer, arts festival director and performer. There are few people who have thought as deeply and as widely about Australian audiences as Katrina who has consistently found exciting and meaningful ways to connect with them.

    From 2012-14 Katrina Sedgwick was Head of Arts for ABC Television and online, commissioning a diverse range of projects for prime time TV, radio, news and online. Prior to that she was the founding Director/CEO of the biennial Adelaide Film Festival, and its Investment Fund, supporting Australian features, documentaries, shorts, cross-platform and installation works garnering critical acclaim and recognition around the world that included; Snowtown (2011) Mrs Carey’s Concert (2011), Samson & Delilah (2009), Ten Canoes (2006) and Look Both Ways (2005).

    Sue Maslin and Katrina Sedgwick will discuss ideas about audiences, approaches to curating, commissioning and screening new work.

    Fridays* at 6pm

    Free > Tickets available on the day from the Tickets & Information Desk

    *Please note there is a limit of four tickets per person. Sessions are Unclassified 15+ but may occasionally include R18+ material 

    Visit the AFTRS website for guest details and further information regarding the 2015 program.