By April 12, 2020News

The Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air (BOFA) Film Festival’s 10th anniversary festival refuses to be a victim of the coronavirus pandemic, so WE ARE BACK with a FREE ONLINE Film Festival! AND we look like being the first major online film festival in Australia!
“We were gutted that this iconic year in the life of BOFA should be cancelled and so we looked around and found an online solution” says Festival Director, Owen Tilbury.

We’ve curated 20 films across themes of Our Stories, Climate Action, World Stories, Eat and Drink and The Choices We Make. And from Friday 1st to Sunday 17th May you can either binge watch anytime for FREE or watch a film a day/night!

How does it work? All subscribers to this newsletter will be sent a code in late April that opens up access to ALL the films for free. Tell your family, friends and associates to sign up at Log On Details and they can enjoy BOFA 2020 for free, too. Let’s use the virtual festival concept to get as many film lovers as possible involved around the state – and around the nation!

PLUS, each Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the three weekends of BOFA Online Film Festival we’ll have curated Zoom CONVERSATIONS with a panel made up of film makers and subject experts to unpick a nominated film. And YOU are invited! Just follow the Zoom invitations at Conversations and Zoom in to listen to the panel and share your thoughts .

Thanks to our government and corporate sponsors who’ve stepped up so that this festival can be offered completely FREE. They include: Events Tasmania, City of Hobart, City of Launceston, UPC Renewables, Launceston Film Society, Optus, McArthur Financial, Fermentasmania and Cityprom.

“It isn’t easy here in Tasmania. It never has been. People can say things are impossible and many might have believed it. But we at the Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival have always believed that being Tasmanian is the quiet pursuit of the extraordinary. So, please join us from wherever you are in Australia at the first major Australian film festival to go online and let’s refuse to be cowed by COVID-19!”

Owen Tilbury, Festival Director.