Whilst BOFA has always screened digital movies at Inveresk Precinct, none of our venues has cinema grade projection and this has now become a problem. Most major films of the quality we need to retain our status and credibility as a significant film festival on the Australian circuit, are now unavailable to us without the higher grade projection.

This  means that BOFA will not run in November this year, but given that the City of Launceston is considering us for 3 year Signature Event funding from 2018, we are looking at ways to launch  a new-look Festival.

BOFA’s reputation and track record has raised the possibility of working with friends such as Mona Foma, University of Tasmania and the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival (HRAFF), to name some recent examples, and we’re exploring those opportunities.

In the meantime we will regularly screen thought-provoking movies that we know you will love. On 22 June we are screening The Opposition, which details the struggle of 3,000 residents of the Paga Hill community in Papua New Guinea who watched helplessly as police bulldozed their homes to make way for a luxury resort.

Scroll down as well to have a look at the 2016 BOFA programme. Our 2018 programme will have a lot to live up to!

Owen Tilbury
Festival Director

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