BOFA 2016 – Dates For The Diary

By February 17, 2016February 26th, 2016News

The sixth annual Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival will be held:

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10 TO SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2016

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

BOFA is all about innovation, so, what’s new for 2016?

Last year we introduced “What’s Your BOFA?”, highlighting the many different aspects of our unique film festival. Judging from your feedback, you liked it, so we’re going to expand the concept this year with nine different aspects of BOFA:

FEATURESBOFA, DOCOBOFA, FAMILYBOFA, FOODIEBOFA, IDEASBOFA, GENDERBOFA, ECOBOFA, SHORTFILMBOFA and RETROBOFA.

We’ll give you more details as these sectors are developed throughout the coming year.

One of the frustrations of running BOFA (particularly to Helen, our Program Director) has been that some films we would like to have shown are not available in a format we can use. A priority for this year is the purchase of a DCP server, which would extend our choice to the whole worldwide range of feature and documentary films. We’ll be looking for support to make this possible, including crowdfunding…watch this space!

This year will see not our usual one, but THREE short film competitions: the BOFA Devil short film competition (national), Parks and Wildlife Tasmania short film competition (national) and Hawthorn Football Club short film competition for junior footballers (Tasmania only). Entries for the BOFA Devil and Hawthorn Football Club short film competitions open in April.