Is Hobart the main festival site or Launceston – and what are the dates?
The Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air (BOFA) Film Festival has always seen itself as a Tasmanian state festival. In recent years it has only been in Launceston with irregular events in other parts of the state. In 2019 BOFA will show 10 films in Hobart selected from the 32 films shown at the Launceston festival programme. The Hobart festival runs from Friday 10th – Sunday 12th May. The Launceston festival is from Thursday 16th – Sunday 19th May. Why not come to both?
When is the full programme available?
The full programme in print and website versions will be launched in Launceston at 5.30pm the Academy Gallery (all welcome, no charge) on the evening of Tuesday 12th March and in Hobart at the Lord Mayors Courtroom at 5.30pm (by invitation due to limited space, no charge.
How many films are being shown?
We screen 32 films in all, being four (4) films in each of the eight categories of Stories of Us, Star Studded, Strong Women, World Stories, Eat/Drink/Live, Call of The Wild, World of Change and Nearest Neighbour. More details at the 2019 Programme page.
Are films suitable for children?
All films are rated 15 + and children can attend if accompanied by an adult.
What masterclasses and action sessions are planned?
To be decided.
What red carpet events are there?
Opening night after-party (Friday 10th May, Hobart, Thursday 16th May, Launceston), red carpet Indonesian cocktail party before screening of The Seen and Unseen (Friday 17th May, Launceston), and the 40th Anniversary red carpet party for My Brilliant Career with director, Gillian Armstrong (Saturday 18th May, Launceston). Have a look at the Red Carpet Package at GREAT DEALS or buy separately at Tickets once the programme is live (12 March).
How can I buy tickets?
You can buy tickets separately at Tickets once the programme is live (12 March), either at Village Launceston (163 Brisbane Street) and Hobart (181 Collins Street) or via the Village Cinemas website. Ticket price ranges from $16.00 per ticket to $20.00 per ticket. These prices are inclusive of all concession rates.
Specifically, prices are:
- Adult standard $20 (Multiple tickets can be purchased to the same BOFA film titles)
- VRewards $19 (Multiple tickets can be purchased to the same BOFA film titles)
- VRewards 5 -9 tix $17.50 ea (Tickets must be purchased to different BOFA film titles)
- VRewards 10 or more $16.50 ea (Tickets must be purchased to different BOFA film titles)
- Concession (government issued pensioner concession or Healthcare card) $16.50 (Tickets must be purchased to different BOFA film titles)
- Bulk buy 11 tix or more $16.00 (Note: Bulk buys are available for purchase for the same film title only and must be the same session time & same film title in the same cinema. They can be ordered through Mandi Flett via email@example.com or 03 9281 1026. Office hours are Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm.
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