GREAT STORIES TOGETHER

BOFA FESTIVAL 2021 | LAUNCESTON 30 APRIL - 2 MAY | FREE ONLINE 3 - 30 MAY | HOBART 28 - 30 MAY

FILMS BY THEMES 2020 PROGRAM

CLIMATE ACTION

The 2020 summer in Australia has mobilised the nation to stand up and demand action, Climate Action. Yes, we may be a small state in a small(ish) country but societies are the sum total of their parts. So, we need to do our part. Tasmania has much to be proud of due to our high level of renewable energy – hydro, wind and roof top solar. UPC Renewables is a major player here and on the mainland. They make the ideal partner for this year’s Climate Action films.

DOCUMENTARY

BURNING IN THE SUN

ONLINE FESTIVAL
FRI 1 – SUN 17 MAY 2020

In the small remote villages of rural Mali, it’s hard to support a family. So schoolkids have to work by day and can only study at night – but there is no power supply to illuminate the blackboard or their books. One enterprising Malian, Daniel Dembele, decides that this combination of need, and his drive and contacts, could make him a tidy business.

DOCUMENTARY

EXPEDITION TO THE END OF THE WORLD

ONLINE FESTIVAL
FRI 1 – SUN 17 MAY 2020

An eclectic mix of scientists, artists, and philosophers set off on a three-masted schooner to the end of the world: the rapidly melting massifs of North-East Greenland. An epic journey where the intrepid – and slightly crazy – sailors on board encounter polar bear nightmares, Stone Age playgrounds and one new species, a polar bear that really wants to get into a makeshift shack.

DOCUMENTARY

OKAVANGO - RIVER OF DREAMS

ONLINE FESTIVAL
FRI 1 – SUN 17 MAY 2020

This film is for lovers of the raw and sometimes cruel beauty of nature. Filmed over the course of several seasons, this utterly fascinating documentary follows the challenges faced by a female lion who just wants to get on with raising her cubs – but the cruel side of nature gets in the way.

DOCUMENTARY

WILDER THAN WILD

ONLINE FESTIVAL
FRI 1 – SUN 17 MAY 2020

Could the mega-fires that ravaged Australia and California, if they continue, turn the world’s forests from carbon sinks into carbon emitters? Apparently so. “Forests globally are (today) as big a source of greenhouse gas emissions as transportation,” warns Mary Nichols, of California’s Air Resources Board.