Friday June 29 – Alkinos Tsilimidos: hard hitting low-budget features
Independent director, writer and producer Alkinos Tsilimidos has been consistently praised for his penetrating
low-budget feature films. They are resolutely hard hitting, delivering performances of raw emotional intensity
and honesty.
His début feature Everynight…Everynight (1994) won international critical acclaim and was awarded Best First
Film at the Montreal World Film Festival and was in Official Selection at the Venice International Film Festival.
His subsequent feature films (Silent Partner 2001; Tom White 2004; Em 4 Jay 2008 and Blind Company 2009)
garnered similar attention all alluding to not only Alkinos’ powerful yet restrained direction but most particularly
his ability to deliver striking performances, cementing his reputation for being an actor’s director.
Alkinos will discuss the pleasures and pains of working outside “the system”; how he works with Colin Friels and
other actors to secure astonishing performances and his recent foray into theatre with the celebrated Melbourne
Theatre Company production of Red.
The Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) serves up fresh, free and topical mind food for screen
arts and broadcast practitioners and enthusiasts alike every week at ACMI. Hosted by Sandra Sdraulig, former
CEO of Film Victoria and Director of the Melbourne International Film Festival, Friday on My Mind is FREE and
open to all.
Come along and enjoy the informed and film literate host as she discusses creative practice with a range of
interesting guest practitioners each and every Friday throughout the year.

The latest details on guests appear in
AFTRS’ weekly Victorian Red-Alert e-bulletin, which you can sign up to receive it via the AFTRS’ website:
Get your Friday fix of ideas and insight from some of the best in the business …
Sessions are usually Unclassified 15+ but on some occasions will include 18+ material.