BOFA 2022: a celebration of film, food, wine, arts, heritage, performance and festival fun

By December 10, 2021News

SBOFA 2022: a celebration of film, food, wine, arts, heritage, performance and festival fun

Grab your diaries, Launceston’s Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival is back for another year with a FIVE WEEK online festival (1 April – 6 May) and a TEN DAY CELEBRATION in Launceston and the Tamar Valley from Friday 6th – Sunday 15th 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.


Launceston: UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy


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, a brewery and in world class restaurants
  • Films on 9 other themes in cinema and unexpected venues as diverse as stunning mansions, the Inveresk Railyard arts precinct and in the historic Majestic Film Theatre
  • Four major dinners in Launceston’s top restaurants
  • A half day conference on the opportunities flowing from the UNESCO award
  • Activities like wine stomping, masterclasses and, of course, wine tasting across the whole Tamar Valley
  • Performances by the unique Tasmanian Leather Orchestra, dance companies and musicians
  • Plus BOFA Yoga, 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


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.