A breath of fresh air is an expression we all use. But what does it mean? Freedom! New ideas! Innovative ways to change things for the better. These fundamental aims of every artist are the mantra for Australia’s newest and freshest film festival – the MyState Breath of Fresh Air (BOFA) Film Festival.

The first Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival was held in 2010, an initiative of the Launceston Film Society, Australia’s largest film society. After the initial success, the Festival is now controlled by a  new company limited by guarantee, with the objective of making the Festival one of Tasmania’s biggest annual events. The Tasmanian Government is supporting MyState BOFA in making the MyState BOFA Tasmania’s first major annual film festival, an essential part of the national festival circuit.

MyState BOFA Film Festival will take place on 23-27 November 2011, against  the stunning backdrop of one of Australia’s most beautiful regional centres,  Launceston in the fertile Tamar Valley of northern Tasmania.

The new festival will feature world class cinema, a Digital SLR Short Film competition, the Fusion Film competition  and the Big Ideas Series – all flavoured with Tasmania’s  internationally acclaimed food and wine. Join film-lovers, directors, writers, producers and industry professionals from all corners of the world, to participate in a festival which showcases cutting-edge film-making and fresh  ideas on contemporary issues.

MyState BOFA Film Festival celebrates the power of film  to affect positive change in a modern world.

A Breath of Fresh Air – the very essence of film and of Tasmania.


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