Owen Tilbury

Festival Director

Owen has combined his love for film and Tasmania with over 30 years background in business to create BOFA. He headed the Launceston Film Society sub-committee which organised the pilot BOFA in 2010.  BOFA Ltd now runs the festival with support from Events Tasmania, Screen Tasmania, Launceston City Council and numerous corporate partners.

He has worked in North America, Britain, Europe, South Africa and Australia in roles including line management, strategic planning, marketing, advertising/promotion, training and business consulting. In 2005 his firm won the CGU Business Excellence Award for Innovation in Business.

Owen is excited by the prospect of using the difficult, complex and compelling medium of screen-based story-telling as a force for good that moves people.

Trish Lake

Artistic Director, 2012-2016

Independent Producer and former ABC Television journalist Trish Lake, specialises in feature films and documentaries.

Trish is the managing director of Freshwater Pictures, based in Brisbane. Her credits include:  Frackman, Early Winter, Show Me the Magic, My America, The Burning Season, Subdivision and Gettin’ Square. While her films have won numerous nominations and awards, Trish herself won the prestigious SPA Feature Film Producer of the Year Award, for her award-winning first feature, Gettin’ Square. Trish is a former National President of SPA – Screen Producers Australia.

Trish has been an advisor to Tasmania’s Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival since its inception and has been BOFA’s Artistic Director since 2012.

Festival Team

Festival Director: Owen Tilbury
Program Director: Helen Tilbury
Artistic Director: Trish Lake
Admin Director: Sue Walker
Comms Manager: Tony Walker

Festival/Volunteer Manager: Tanya Hussey
Festival Coordinator: Laura Aimone
Festival/Marketing Intern: Marie Lubet
Social Media: Helen Tilbury
Photography:  Scott Gelston
Technical Management:  VJAM

Website: Kevin Vo
Program: Walker Design
Video: Saige Dingemanse,
Tom Fossey, David Pyefinch,
Natalia Laska


The Festival is made possible by an enthusiastic band of volunteers. If you’d like to help, register your interest on our Get Involved page and we’ll be in touch. Volunteers can contribute in many ways, from selling tickets and helping out at screenings, to showing visiting celebrities our typical Tasmanian hospitality. Being part of the Tasmanian BOFA team means hard work, great movies and a lot of fun!

BOFA Volunteer Application

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