GREAT STORIES TOGETHER

ONLINE FESTIVAL FRI 1 - SUN 17 MAY 2020

CONVERSATIONS

The difference between watching movies and being at a film festival is….conversation. That’s why BOFA’s motto is Great Stories, Together.

So… an online festival needs to keep the conversations going and at the 2020 BOFA Online Film Festival we DID. See below.

STILL ONLINE  are the recordings of the popular Zoom CONVERSATIONS with a panel made up of film makers and subject experts to discuss issues like bushfires, wine making, renewable energy and people making a difference . Check out the Conversations below and simply click on the recording  to listen.

BOFA 10th Anniversary Celebrations
We’ve invited a whole lot of people who have been key to the 10 years of the Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival to recount the back-stories, the ups, the downs, and their personal experiences of involvement with BOFA. We’ll have directors, producers, actors, sponsors, volunteers, significant others ..and most importantly YOU as fans of this festival of interesting films that tries to make a positive difference.  Just bring a glass  to the Zoom in at 6pm Friday 1st May and sit back to hear or share the great stories of 10 years of the BOFA Film Festival.

Make sure you’ve either seen Rogue Waves beforehand or arrange to see it with a bunch of online friends before 4.30pm and then click in to the Conversation with Mick Lawrence, film maker and philosopher, who will lead a conversation about the “Rogue Waves” that fate has sent his way and to discuss how we are all handling the “rogue wave” of the Covid 19 pandemic.

Make sure you’ve either seen Soufra beforehand or arrange to see it with a bunch of online friends before 4.30pm and then click in to the Conversation. We’ll have  Kim Seagram (Stillwater River Restaurant) speaking to Claire Beale (Design Tasmania) plus Sandra Murray and Robin Barnes of the University of Tasmania  about the power of women and food to help create real positive change in communities.

Make sure you’ve either seen Burning in the Sun beforehand or arrange to see it with a bunch of online friends before 8.30pm and then click in to the Conversation. We’ll have David Pollington, COO of UPC Renewables and others to talk about what can be practically done to take Climate Action that works.

Make sure you’ve either seen China Love beforehand or arrange to see it with a bunch of online friends before 4.30pm and then click in to the Conversation. We’ll have Rebecca Barry, producer of China Love, Robert Ravens of Bridestowe Estate, favoured wedding venue for Chinese visitors  and James Chin of UTAS Centre for Asian Studies to tease out the issues of life in modern China, the response to the coronavirus and the rise of China as a world power.

Make sure you’ve either seen Lili and/or Monsieur Mayonnaise beforehand or arrange to see it with a bunch of online friends before 4.30pm and then click in to the Conversation. We’ll have Peter Hegedus, producer/director of Lili and Trevor Graham, director of Monsieur Mayonnaise to tell us about the journey of their films and to lead a conversation  about “what would YOU do for the sake of your child/children?”

Make sure you’ve either seen Wine Calling beforehand or arrange to see it with a bunch of online friends before 8.30pm and then click in to the Conversation. We’ll have Karina Dambergs (Fermentasmania), Shane Holloway (Delamere Vineyard), Cynthea Semmens (Marion’s Vineyard), Sam Connew (Stargazer) and Curly Haslam-Coates (Vintage Tasmania) to talk through the pros and cons of organic, biodynamic and traditional wine making in today’s internationalised wine industry – and to give us some tips on choosing interesting wines. And why not check out some excellent Tasmanian wines that rarely make it off the island, in never to be repeated offers, at https://wine-tasmania.myshopify.com/. All proceeds go to the small business producers.

Make sure you’ve either seen Wilder than Wild beforehand or arrange to see it with a bunch of online friends before 4.30pm and then click in to the Conversation. We’ll have Kevin White of San Francisco, producer/director of Wilder than Wild talking with David Bowman,  fire management  expert, plus Tim and Tammy Holmes survivors of the mega-fires that destroyed Dunally.

BOFA 10th Anniversary Closing Night Party

Join us at 4.30pm Sunday 17th May to say a fond farewell with glass in hand to the first BOFA Online Film Festival.  We’d like your comments on the highs and lows of online film festivalling.  Maybe we’ve hit on a model for the future (or not)?