BOFA celebrates story-telling on all screens from cinema, TV, internet and beyond.

BOFA conducts a focused series of events, speakers and master-classes dedicated to developing Screen Industry practitioners from Tasmania and elsewhere.

You will learn heaps from leading producers, directors, cinematographers and actors, connect with other screen practitioners, have fun and be inspired. Wherever possible film makers and their cast are invited to the festival so that they can tell us about their vision, practice, challenges and triumphs in Q&A’s after the screenings.

Each year master-classes focus on skills development for screen industry success. In 2015 the master-class was “Maximising Impact for Indie Films”. The sessions were filmed and can be accessed below:

In partnership with Screen Tasmania, BOFA 2016 will:

  • conduct a half day Short Film Making master-class ($35),
  • conduct a free half day Hot Project Pitch session ($1,000 for best pitch),
  • three short film competitions – “Tasmania’s Parks – a place to connect”($2,000+  in rewards), Hawthorn Junior Football Short Film Competition ($4,000 prize money) and BOFA Aussie Short Film competition ($2,000 prize money) Details at
  • select a BOFA Champion ,
  • present prizes at a free industry-only BOFA Devil Awards event and
  • screen Tasmanian feature length films including a retrospective
  • curate BOFA Fringe or work-in-progress screenings.

Why the old system is disintegrating – and the new opportunities are arising, Richard Harris, Head of Business and Audience, Screen Australia.

Frackman: A case study,  Trish Lake, Producer, Freshwater Films and  Richard Todd, Director

Developing your Impact Plan: maximising impact and money, Rebecca Barry, Producer, Media Stockade.

BOFA’s 2016 screen industry initiatives are supported by Events Tasmania, Screen Tasmania and Screen Australia.




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