Take a deep BOFA

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

Take a deep BOFA

What is a BOFA we hear you ask? It’s a breath of fresh air and, after the year that was, we could all do with a little. In fact, we believed that a BOFA is so good for you, we invited Tasmania back into the cinemas for the 2021 Tasmanian BOFA Film Festival in both Launceston (30 April –2 May) and Hobart (28-30 May).

And for our friends around Australia and those who couldn’t make it to Lonnie and Hobart we offered them the chance to jump on to our FREE online BOFA (3 –30 May). 20,000 of you did so from all around the country!

The feature  films are no longer available BUT the Stories of Tasmania short films (which really scored enormous numbers of views) are still live so if you didn’t see them have a look now. No code needed, just click and play.

We asked you for your favourite films at BOFA and offered $1,000 worth of great  Icons of Tasmania prizes. The overall winner was Don Defenderfer, with other great winning entries from Nicky van Dijk, Lynne Maher, Denise Hennessy, Brendan Moore, Carol Titmus, Wendy Merrington, Terry Wilson and Ruth Cuff. Read their entries below.

Don said “With each BOFA film I watched, I thought, these films could change one’s life – they were that good. From the profoundly moving story of Edmund Hillary in Ocean to Sky, to the inspirational and quirky Stories of Tasmania, to the insightful wisdom and humility of life in Bhutan portrayed in Lunana, to the amazing story and photography of Vivian Maier, I was hooked and inspired. Each film left me clapping and empowered with the feeling that individuals, no matter if they live in a Spanish village or on Flinders Island, have the power to help change the world.”

Click here to read the other entries

BOFA Film Festival acknowledges the Palawa people (Tasmanian Aboriginal community) as traditional owners of Lutruwita (Tasmania), remembering and honouring elders and community as the continuing custodians of this rich cultural heritage.

BOFA Film Festival is
a Covid Safe Event.

ICONS OF TASMANIA

BOFA Film Festival is proudly Tasmania’s film festival and we are understandably lovers of all things Tasmanian. So, this year we have picked the best wine, spirits and food producers, the best places to stay while you enjoy Tasmania, the best producers of artisanal and other products as well as the best providers of uniquely Tasmanian experiences.

We call them the Icons of Tasmania.

WHAT OUR FILM LOVERS AND FILM MAKERS HAD TO SAY

Mr Sam Neil and I had great fun, with inspiring films, fabulous audiences and wine and food. A perfect Filmmakers festival.
Gillian Armstrong, director, My Brilliant Career

Gillian Armstrong and Sam Neill,BOFA 2019 guests

BOFA brings the best of world cinema to Tasmania. For a decade Helen and Owen Tilbury have offered home grown and global experiences which anchor our lives to common humanity and distant cultures. BOFA is a creation, an art form in itself. Enjoy it, take part

Jim Stevens, Director, Meet the Wallers

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