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

THE CHOICES WE MAKE

The Choices We Make is brought to you by McArthur Financial, a company whose expertise is in helping people make financial choices about their futures in an uncertain world. The Choices We Make is a new theme for BOFA 2020 and focuses on people who are between the proverbial “rock and a hard place” and the decisions they make. The consequences they face as a result can be both inspiring or challenging. You choose!

DOCUMENTARY

LILI

ONLINE FESTIVAL
FRI 1 – SUN 17 MAY 2020

Following the Hungarian Revolution in 1956, more than 200,000 people fled the advancing Soviet troops, and one of those was Lili. “And I couldn’t take my child with me,” she says simply. Lili, now a grandmother in Australia, had a second daughter Edie.

DOCUMENTARY

MONSIEUR MAYONNAISE

ONLINE FESTIVAL
FRI 1 – SUN 17 MAY 2020

Billed as an epic screen adventure starring heroes, werewolves and Nazis, Monsieur Mayonnaise (BOFA 2016) is a dip into the dark world of the WW2 French resistance fighters. New York-based artist and film-maker, Philippe Mora, knows his father lived in France after the Germans invaded in 1940, and that he actively battled to sabotage the occupation.

DRAMA

OF HORSES AND MEN

ONLINE FESTIVAL
FRI 1 – SUN 17 MAY 2020

Taut, semi-erotic interplay. Controlled and socially constricted Icelanders. Gloved hands stroking fleshy flanks. Unexpected deaths and bloodied barbed wire. If this sounds like a noir Scandinavian thriller – well sorry, it isn’t. It’s a film about horses, love and nosey neighbours.

FEATURE

VEINS OF THE WORLD

ONLINE FESTIVAL
FRI 1 – SUN 17 MAY 2020

Eleven-year-old Amra has grown up on the wild Mongolian steppes, the favourite son of his nomad herder father. Pushed into abandoning his childhood fantasies, he struggles with his mother Zaya to fight against the would-be environmental marauders in the only way he knows how – by singing his heart out in honour of his father. Truly uplifting.