LAUNCESTON

Village Cinemas Friday 30 April - Sunday 2 May

 

HOBART

Village Cinemas Friday 28 - Sunday 30 May

 

FREE ON-LINE FESTIVAL

Monday 3 May - Sunday 30 May

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BOFA FESTIVAL 2021 | LAUNCESTON 30 APRIL - 2 MAY | FREE ONLINE 3 - 30 MAY | HOBART 28 - 30 MAY

BOFA 2021 Dates Announced

2020 has been a hell of a roller coaster ride for most of us. Bring on 2021!

So, here’s some great news about BOFA Film Festival 2021

We are doing not one but THREE festivals:

LAUNCESTON Friday (30 April – Sunday 2 May):  major films on Village Cinemas big screen – and wow, seeing great films together with people!

FREE ON-LINE FESTIVAL (Monday 3 May – Sunday 30 May):  screened in the comfort of your own home and with its own curated selection of films

HOBART (Friday 28 – Sunday 30 May): major films on Village Cinemas big screen – a great excuse to glam up and mingle!

And don’t forget the festival extras like red carpet screenings, parties, BOFA Fringe screenings in quirky non-cinema venues, a cinema themed art exhibition and a food and wine festival (TBC).

Plus, we are negotiating another successful nation-wide short film competition themed around Stories of Tasmania and the Island of Ideas.

So, grab your diary and mark in these dates NOW.

STILL ONLINE from the 2020 online festival are the short films called Women of the Island, recordings of BOFA’s popular Zoom CONVERSATIONS with a panel made up of film makers and subject experts to discuss issues like bushfires, wine making, renewable energy and people making a difference , and  the online Cinematic Art Exhibition.

Here’s how audiences reacted to the 2020 online festival:

  • BOFA opened up the world when everything else seemed to be closing in. Open at all hours, it allowed you to choose what suited at any time on any day.
  • Fantastic program – best film festival I’ve been to, on-line or anywhere else.  I can hardly believe it took me to so many different, interesting, colourful, challenging, beautiful places and brought me into contact with so many inspiring, admirable and likeable people. It has been a highlight of lockdown.
  • I have been to the vineyards in Burgundy, the plains in Mongolia, the delta in  Botswana , the Fjords of Greenland and heart tugging stories from Nepal, Hungary, and our own backyard in Tasmania.
  • The films make us appreciate our own country so much more, despite the current problems. If they can make it through these situations, what right have we to complain of an unknown future?  A Breath of Fresh Air for us all.

Many thanks to our wonderful government and corporate sponsors who stepped up so that the 2020 festival could be offered completely FREE. They include: Events TasmaniaCity of HobartCity of LauncestonUPC RenewablesLaunceston Film SocietyOptusMcArthur Financial,  Fermentasmania and Cityprom.

2020 ONLINE FESTIVAL PROGRAM

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WHAT OUR FILM LOVERS AND FILM MAKERS HAD TO SAY

“Many thanks to BOFA for all their generosity and care during our recent 40th Anniversary screening of My Brilliant Career. Mr Sam Neil and I had great fun, with inspiring films, fabulous audiences and wine and food. And I loved sleeping in a Silo looking out at the Tamar in lovely Lonnie. A perfect Filmmakers festival.” Gillian Armstrong, director, My Brilliant Career

“It is a very rare thing to find such an interesting, stimulating yet intimate festival in a gem of a town like Launceston..  I loved BOFA.” Sam Neill, My Brilliant Career

Gillian Armstrong and Sam Neill,BOFA 2019 guests

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