BOFA 2018 shaping up
In our last newsletter we shared the news that BOFA would not be running in 2017 due to projection, venue, pricing and timing issues.
Since the end of BOFA 2016 a number of developments have occurred to address these challenges:
- We have found a hirer of a high quality DCP projector, screen and sound systems .
- We have a great central venue for conducting the festival with 400+ seat (with the hired DCP) and 100 seats (lower grade projector) spaces.
- The Star Theatre in Invermay (140 seats with DCP) has commenced its building renovations and plans to open in summer 2018. We are awaiting information and costings but are keen to make use of this exciting renewed venue.
- We can continue to use the QVMAG theatrette (66 seats, lower grade projector).
- Launceston City Council has agreed to three year signature funding as recognition of the quality of past BOFAs
- Interns and volunteers have approached us with a view to supporting the festival management in the lead up to and running of the festival.
So watch this space as we put the details together into a plan for a fresh and exciting BOFA 2018!
Don’t Miss the 2017 Innovative Tasmania Awards
The Innovative Tasmania Awards are founded and run by BOFA Ltd. Awards presentations will be held on Wednesday 4 October, at Wrest Point Hobart. Awards will be presented in nine innovation categories. The evening of fine food and wines will be kept pacey, entertaining and informative by celebrity MC Ryk Goddard of ABC radio fame.
Keynote Speaker is Larry Lopez, the Director of Accelerating Commercialisation with the Australian Government’s Department of Industry, Innovation and Science. Larry has been tasked with delivery of the Accelerating Commercialisation element of the Entrepreneurs’ Programme and having been involved with hundreds of start-ups, early stage and emerging growth companies he has a lot of good advice and stories to impart.
So, why not join the cream of Tasmania’s innovation, start-up and entrepreneurship eco-system at a fun and informative evening? Go to www.itasmania.eventbrite.com.au to book your ticket(s). Bring a friend or group. If you can’t make it tell a friend or colleague who might be interested.
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"The Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival has cemented its reputation as a major drawcard event for Launceston and Tasmania. It's a fantastic celebration of talent both locally and internationally, and continues to celebrate Tasmanian innovation and achievement."Albert van ZettenMayor, City of Launceston
BOFA - as a community asset, a vehicle for change and as a major attraction - is one of the smarter events currently occurring in our community.Tony Newport, Newport and Wildman
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