ONLINE FESTIVAL FRI 15 APRIL - TUE 31 MAY | LAUNCESTON / TAMAR VALLEY FRI 29 APRIL - SUN 8 MAY 2022

BREAKING NEWS

Grab your diaries, Launceston’s Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival is back for another year with:

  • SIX WEEK online festival (15 April – 31 May) and

  • TEN DAY CELEBRATION in Launceston and the Tamar Valley from Friday 29th April – Sunday 8th May!

And to make our highly regarded online festival the best in Australia we’d like YOUR comments.

Note: The survey should be conducted on a Desktop or Laptop Computer as the choice model experience is not suitable for mobile devices.

Calling all Volunteers

With an expanded BOFA for 2022 we are going to need a LOT of volunteer support! Interested? Fill out the 2022 Volunteer application and we’ll be in touch.

UNESCO has just announced that Launceston is to be anointed as a Creative City of Gastronomy.

This means the Launceston region of northern Tasmania — which is home to dozens of vineyards, hundreds of agricultural producers and has a rich history of flour mills and breweries — has been recognised globally as one the world’s best food destinations.

And Launceston’s Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival is taking that honour to heart with an expanded 10-day festival that celebrates:

  • Films on food and wine in the award-winning Harvest Farmers Market, a craft beer venue and in world class restaurants
  • Films on other themes in cinema and unexpected venues as diverse as stunning mansions, the Inveresk Railyard arts precinct and in the historic film theatres
  • Three major lunches/dinners in Launceston’s top restaurants
  • A half day conference on the opportunities flowing from the UNESCO award
  • Activities like wine masterclasses and, of course, wine tasting across the whole Tamar Valley
  • Performances by the unique Tasmanian Leather Orchestra, dance companies and musicians
  • Plus sunrise hot air balloon rides and lunch-time Tamar River Cruises

The online and the place- based film festivals will have their own film lineups with themes ranging from Stories of Us and a First Nations short film competition, to World Stories, Wild Side adventure and new media films plus – of course – many films on eating and drinking!

The full program will be announced in January. To help your travel plans go to Discover Tasmania and Visit Northern Tasmania

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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