The Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air (BOFA) Film Festival is Tasmania’s major annual film festival. A unique event on the Australian film festival calendar, BOFA is intimate, thought-provoking and fun. It’s a film festival that’s small enough to be friendly – not a black T-shirt or snooty attitude in sight – but big enough to be international in perspective.  We find fresh, innovative stories to inspire you to see the world differently, truly a ‘breath of fresh air’.

BOFA serves up 37 movies, short film competitions, community and innovation action sessions, master classes, BOFA Fringe and the Innovative Tasmania Awards over four action-packed days at the Inveresk Precinct.

BOFA offers something for every film lover … there’s Features BOFA, Doco BOFA, Family BOFA, Foodie BOFA, Ideas BOFA, Gender BOFA, Eco BOFA, Short Film BOFA, and Retro BOFA. So the question is: What’s your BOFA?

Every screening starts with a short from our Short Film Competition, and most finish with a conversation with film makers and experts after the feature. We party hard at our red carpet opening night party, at the Innovative Tasmania Awards, at the BOFA Devil Screen Industry Awards and on closing night. Our Festival Lounge features great Tasmanian wines, barista coffee and food (including the world’s best vegetarian). It’s the perfect place to chill or chat.

Interested in incredible films, impassioned discussions about innovation and social change, soaking up the positive festival vibe and enjoying Tasmania’s renowned food, wine, beer and cider? BOFA is just a short drive or flight away and there are the beauties and wonders of the Tamar Valley and the rest of Tasmania to visit post-festival.

BOFA 2016 is over but what lies in store for 2017?

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