The MyState Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival 2011

Date and Location

23-27 November, 2011
Inveresk Railyards,
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
 

Themes

New Horizons
New and positive perspectives on contemporary themes such as new technology, social issues, third world issues.

Food for Thought
Food themes ranging from celebration of food to positive perspectives on food security, treatment of animals etc.
 

Vision

The MyState Breath of Fresh Air (BOFA) Film Festival aims to be an important player on the
Australian film festival circuit and the premier Australian celebration of:
Fresh perspectives and innovative approaches to contemporary issues (such as
social, environmental, indigenous, third world, economic and technological) and film industry issues (such as funding, developing, making, distributing and marketing)
·
Using screen based story telling (film, digital media, stills, podcasts)
. To inspire change (via individuals, organisations, philanthropists).



PURCHASE TICKETS


DOWNLOAD 2011 PDF PROGRAM
Download 2011 PDF Programme Directory Guide – The Directory will have all event codes, venues and times.


EXTRA
BOFA Extra
Your MyState BOFA schedeule is not filled up? Take a look at these other events. → Yoga @BOFACinema, Theatre Publics ColloquiumSundown Cinema @BOFAInterstices Symposium

 

Wednesday 23 November 2011

PARTIES Opening Night Party
5.30PMPURCHASE TICKETS
The red carpet is being rolled out for the Gala Launch of the MyState BOFA Film Festival and the opening of the QVMAG Museum Stories of Cinema exhibition. →more

Happy Happy Happy Happy
8.00PMPURCHASE TICKETS
Despite her misogynist husband, to Kaja, family is the most important thing in the world. However, when "the perfect couple" moves in next door, Kaja struggles to keep her emotions in check. →more

 

Thursday 24 November 2011

COLLOQUIUM Cinema, Theatre Publics Colloquium
9.00AM-5.00PM
Join the UTAS Schools of Architecture and Design and Visual and Performing Arts roundtable. →more

EXHIBITION Stories of Cinema
10.00AM
An exhibition celebrating the stories and history of film making – past, present, future – on display daily. →more

MASTERCLASS The Challenges of Writing in and for Tasmania
10.30AMPURCHASE TICKETS
A forum discussion on the challenges of writing in and about Tasmania for TV and for cinema. →more

Magic Trip Magic Trip: Ken Kesey’s Search For A Kool Place
11.00AMPURCHASE TICKETS
Kesey intended to make a documentary about their trip, shooting footage on 16MM, but the film was never finished. →more

Burning In The Sun Burning in the Sun
11.00AMPURCHASE TICKETS
26-year-old charmer Daniel Dembélé is looking to make his mark on the world. At a crossroads in his life, he decides to return to his homeland, Mali, to build solar panels – the first in his sun-drenched nation. →more

Jeffie Was HereJeffie Was Here
1.30PMPURCHASE TICKETS
Alan Mangold is a tightly-wound professor in his 30s who dreams of a better life beyond his shoebox apartment… if only he could complete his opus, “Orphan Bastard.” →more

HomeHome
1.30PMPURCHASE TICKETS
Narrated by Glenn Close, Home takes you on a visually stunning, spectacular voyage around the world. Filmed entirely from the air, it is a unique film that gives viewers the opportunity to see for themselves how our earth is changing. →more

SHORTS MyState Student Film Competition
2.00-5.00PM
Watch the films from this year’s MyState Student Film Festival. Free entry. →more

MASTERCLASS Minimal Gear, Maximum Message
2.30PMPURCHASE TICKETS
How can we make the most with minimal equipment? Today’s technology means anyone can be a fi lm-maker. With Glenn Fraser from the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS). →more

Van Diemens Van Diemen’s Land
3.30PMPURCHASE TICKETS
Van Diemen’s Land is an Australian thriller set in 1822 in colonial Tasmania. The true story of Alexander Pearce (Jason Glover), Australia’s most notorious convict. →more

SHORTS Australian Short Films
3.30PM
Be delighted by a collection of quality Tasmanian and Australian short films, which are winning awards and delighting audiences here and overseas. →more

The Fall The Fall
5.30PMPURCHASE TICKETS
A psychologically complex tale of a hospitalized paraplegic with a curious knack for storytelling. Confined to his sterile environment, the immobile patient’s deepest fears form the basis of a dark story that he shares with his young companion. →more

PARTIES Festival Hub
5.00PM-Late
Mingle with fellow cinephiles over drinks and nibbles. The place to be from 5pm every day during the festival. →more

Meat the Truth Meat the Truth
5.30PMPURCHASE TICKETS
A high-profile documentary, presented by Dutch MP Marianne Thieme, which examines one of the most important causes of climate change: livestock farming. →more

Face 2 Face Face to Face
7.30PMPURCHASE TICKETS
From Australia’s most acclaimed playwright, David Williamson, the moving story of a young construction worker who rams into the back of his boss’s Jaguar in a fit of anger at being sacked. →more

DEBATES Big Ideas Debate “A Tax won’t Fix Climate Change”
7.30PM – Recored debate → PURCHASE TICKETS
Simon Longstaff of the St James Ethics Centre will host this important and topical debate with a panel of climate change crusaders and sceptics. →more

PARTIES BOFA @ BOAGS
9.30PMPURCHASE TICKETS
Enjoy the full range of James Boag’s famous award-winning brews at Boag’s historic brewery in William Street. Quality Tasmanian snacks provided. Ticketed entry only. →more

PARTIES After Party
9.30PM
Mingle with fellow cinephiles over drinks and nibbles. The perfect place to end a BOFA day– see you there! →more

 

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Friday 25 November 2011

EXHIBITION Stories of Cinema
10.00AM
An exhibition celebrating the stories and history of film making – past, present, future – on display daily. →more

MASTERCLASS Tasmania, The perfect location
10.30AMPURCHASE TICKETS
Tasmanian locations have much to offer to fi lm makers as discussed by Vincent Sheehan (producer of recent hit, The Hunter, set in Tasmania’s Central Highlands) →more

My AmericaMy America
11.00AMPURCHASE TICKETS
As a child, filmmaker Peter Hegedus was obsessed with Hollywood movies – Barack Obama’s stirring post-election speech inspired Hegedus to rediscover his American Dream. →more

I AmI Am
11.00AMPURCHASE TICKETS
I Am is about issues and dilemmas that bruise the modern Indian society. The film unfolds many a tale of individuals struggling to find their identity, and uphold their dignity in a world that is callous, cold and unsympathetic. →more

The HunterThe Hunter
1.30PMPURCHASE TICKETS
The Hunter is a powerful psychological drama that tells the story of Martin (Willem Dafoe), a mercenary sent by a mysterious biotech company to the Tasmanian wilderness on a dramatic hunt for the last Tasmanian Tiger. →more

PassengersPassengers
1.30PM
Passengers is a film where looks, glances and moments of introspection reveal so much about character. A compulsive viewing experience. →more

Little SparrowsLittle Sparrows
1.30PMPURCHASE TICKETS
Beautiful and poignant, Yu-Hsiu Camille Chen’s brilliantly written debut feature is a hyper -realistic family tale focusing on the relationship between Susan, a mother dying of cancer. →more

MedianerasMedianeras
8.00PMPURCHASE TICKETS
This modern tale of serendipity and hope will warm your soul. Martin and Mariana are lonely people living in opposite buildings, towering over Buenos Aires, Argentina. →more
SHORTS BOFA Short Film Competition Finalists
3.30PMPURCHASE TICKETS
MyState BOFA’s Digital SLR Short Film Competition is a showcase for short fi lms under 12 minutes in length and shot on Digital SLR camera. →more

SYMPOSIUM Interstices Symposium: Technics, Memory and the Architecture of History
4.00PM-7.30PM
Join UTAS School of Architecture and Design and Interstices: A Journal of Architecture and Related Arts at the opening session of an international symposium into the connections between images, art, language, technology, architecture and how we remember the past and how history is written. →more

PARTIES Festival Hub
5.00PM-Late
Mingle with fellow cinephiles over drinks and nibbles. The place to be from 5pm every day during the festival. →more

20 Cigarettes20 Cigarettes
5.30PMPURCHASE TICKETS
Based on director Aureliano Amadei’s 2003 experiences in Iraq, 20 Cigarettes is the gripping story of a twenty eight year old anarchist and anti-war activist who receives an offer to fly to Iraq as assistant director. →more

Hungry TideThe Hungry Tide
5.30PMPURCHASE TICKETS
An average two meters above sea level, the central Pacific nation of Kiribati is one of the countries in the world most vulnerable to climate change. →more

WhistleblowerWhistleblower
7.30PMPURCHASE TICKETS
Kathy Bolkovac (Rachel Weisz) is a Nebraskan police officer who takes a job working for the United Nations as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia. →more

33 Postcards33 Postcards
7.30PMPURCHASE TICKETS
For ten years, Chinese orphan Mei Mei dreams of meeting her Australian sponsor, Dean Randall, (Guy Pearce) and his ‘perfect family’. →more

The GuardThe Guard
7.30PMPURCHASE TICKETS
Two policemen must join forces to take on an international drug- smuggling gang – one, a maverick Irish policeman and the other, a straitlaced FBI agent (Don Cheadle). →more

Face to FaceFace to Face
7.30PMPURCHASE TICKETS
From Australia’s most acclaimed playwright, David Williamson, the moving story of a young construction worker who rams into the back of his boss’s Jaguar in a fit of anger at being sacked. →more

PARTIES MyState BOFA Devil Awards Dinner
7.30PMPURCHASE TICKETS
A night to remember in the Balcony hosted by MyState in the Inveresk Precinct grounds. Contestants, finalists, celebrities, and film fans will celebrate the winners of the MyState BOFA Devil Awards for best short fi lms while enjoying fine Tasmanian food and wines. →more

PARTIES After Party
9.30PM
Mingle with fellow cinephiles over drinks and nibbles. The perfect place to end a BOFA day– see you there! →more

 

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Saturday 26 November 2011

SYMPOSIUM Interstices Symposium: Technics, Memory and the Architecture of History
9.00AM-1.00PM
Join UTAS School of Architecture and Design and Interstices: A Journal of Architecture and Related Arts at the opening session of an international symposium into the connections between images, art, language, technology, architecture and how we remember the past and how history is written. →more

EXHIBITION Stories of Cinema
10.00AM
An exhibition celebrating the stories and history of film making – past, present, future – on display daily. →more

Here I AmHere I Am
10.30AMPURCHASE TICKETS
Karen (Shai Pittman) is a beautiful young woman, fresh out of prison, with a burning desire to turn her life around but no one to call for help. →more

SHORTS Best of Flickerfest Australia & International Short Films
10.30AMPURCHASE TICKETS
Flickerfest’s best short films from the 2011 line-up are being brought to Tasmania to delight audiences and instruct film-makers. The program includes two 2011 Flickerfest award winners, AFI’s Best Short Fiction winner and the Academy Award winner of the Oscar for the Best Short Animation. →more

MASTERCLASS The Director’s Art
10.30AMPURCHASE TICKETS
Successful Australian directors, Rowan Woods (Little Fish) and Gregor Jordan (Two Hands), will share with you their approaches to, and experiences, with the challenges and opportunities of filmmaking in Australia. →more

BeaconsfieldBeaconsfield
12.30PMPURCHASE TICKETS
Beaconsfield is a Southern Star production for the Nine Network and producer John Edwards will talk about the film and show excerpts for the MyState BOFA audience. Be the first to see a preview of one of the biggest TV events of 2012. →more

More 4 MeMore 4 Me
12.30PMPURCHASE TICKETS
Why do we have a craving for more? In the face of the global financial crisis, More 4 Me follows (Writer/Director) Lincoln Fenner around the world as he asks everyone from actors to orphans, ‘What’s the one thing they can’t live without?” →more

BALCONYThe Balcony, Hosted by MyState
1.00PM
MyState invites you to complete your BOFA experience at The Balcony – a place to relax, connect and be entertained. Intimate and sophisticated, The Balcony features exclusive performances from selected solo and ensemble artists. →more

SYMPOSIUM Interstices Symposium: Technics, Memory and the Architecture of History
1.00PM-4.30PM
Join UTAS School of Architecture and Design and Interstices: A Journal of Architecture and Related Arts at the opening session of an international symposium into the connections between images, art, language, technology, architecture and how we remember the past and how history is written. →more

SHORTS MyState Student Film Competition
2.00-5.00PM
Watch the films from this year’s MyState Student Film Festival. Free entry. →more

DEBATES Big Ideas Debate “The Screen is Mightier than the Sword”
2.30PM – Live debate → PURCHASE TICKETS
Live audience and voting. Can films change lives? Or is the power of money, military might and political deals the real source of power? You will be provoked, stimulated and informed. Then you decide, when a vote will be taken on the outcome. →more

CloudburstCloudburst
2.30PMPURCHASE TICKETS
Dotty and Stella have been together for more than 30 years. After Dotty takes a painful fall and is moved into a nursing home by her granddaughter, the duo break her out and pull a Thelma and Louise, hitting the road to Nova Scotia. →more

MASTERCLASS Acting the Part
2.30PMPURCHASE TICKETS
Join a group of successful working actors as they share the secrets of making a character come alive on screen. A Q&A session will allow interaction between the actors and those who aspire to be actors as well as those just interested in finding out how they “do it”. →more

Chasing LegendsChasing Legends
4.30PMPURCHASE TICKETS
Chasing Legends touches on the rich history, passion and true grit of The Tour as seen through the eyes of Team HTC Columbia throughout the 2009 Tour de France. →more

New YorkBill Cunningham New York
4.30PMPURCHASE TICKETS
For decades, 80 year old photographer Bill Cunningham has been obsessively and inventively chronicling fashion trends and high society charity soirees for the Times. →more

PARTIES Festival Hub
5.00PM-Late
Mingle with fellow cinephiles over drinks and nibbles. The place to be from 5pm every day during the festival. →more

SkeletonsSkeletons
7.30PMPURCHASE TICKETS
In this surreal comedy, a mismatched pair of travelling salesmen/operatives are in the business of cleaning skeletons out of closets. Together they travel across Britain, performing the ‘Procedure’, whereby hidden secrets and lies are exposed. →more

Caught InsideCaught Inside
7.30PMPURCHASE TICKETS
A surf charter to a remote paradise. A bunch of mates, uncrowded waves and one rule; leave your girlfriend at home. When this rule is broken, sexual tension, manipulation and deceit erupt into violence. →more

Happy Happy Happy Happy
8.00PMPURCHASE TICKETS
Despite her misogynist husband, to Kaja, family is the most important thing in the world. However, when "the perfect couple" moves in next door, Kaja struggles to keep her emotions in check. →more

Eye of the StormEye of the Storm
7.30PM (TBC)PURCHASE TICKETS
Elizabeth Hunter controls all in her life – society, her staff, her children; but the once great beauty will now determine her most defiant act as she chooses her time to die. Based on Patrick White’s novel, this is a savage exploration of the love and hate, comedy and tragedy of family relationships. →more
PARTIES Sundown @ BOFA
8.00PM
Grab a blanket and a few friends to experience film under the stars. Featuring a mix of winners from MyState Student Film Festival and 48 Hour Cinema, plus clips from the great food and wine films of the past. →more

BALCONYThe Balcony, Hosted by MyState
9.30PM
MyState invites you to complete your BOFA experience at The Balcony – a place to relax, connect and be entertained. Intimate and sophisticated, The Balcony features exclusive performances from selected solo and ensemble artists. →more

PARTIES After Party
9.30PM
Mingle with fellow cinephiles over drinks and nibbles. The perfect place to end a BOFA day– see you there! →more

 

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Sunday 27 November 2011

EXHIBITION Stories of Cinema
10.00AM
An exhibition celebrating the stories and history of film making – past, present, future – on display daily. →more

How I ended SummerHow I Ended This Summer
10.30AMPURCHASE TICKETS
A film of exceptional performances and unforgettable cinematography, set against the spectacular, alien landscape of the windswept Arctic Circle. →more

The War You Dont SeeThe War You Don’t See
10.30AMPURCHASE TICKETS
Renowned filmmaker and award-winning Australian journalist, John Pilger, explores the role of media in war in this commanding and timely documentary. →more

El BulliEl Bulli
12.45PMPURCHASE TICKETS
Three-star chef, Ferran Adrià, is widely considered the best, most innovative and craziest chef in the world. For six months of the year, Spanish chef, Ferran Adrià, closes his 3 Michelin star restaurant El Bulli, repeatedly voted the world’s best, and heads to Barcelona with his team to create a new menu for the coming season. →more

If a Tree FallsIf A Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front
12.30PMPURCHASE TICKETS
The remarkable story of the rise and fall of an Earth Liberation Front cell, described by the FBI as America’s “number one domestic terrorism threat”. Part coming-of-age tale, part cops-and-robbers thriller. →more

SkeletonsSkeletons
12.30PMPURCHASE TICKETS
In this surreal comedy, a mismatched pair of travelling salesmen/operatives are in the business of cleaning skeletons out of closets. Together they travel across Britain, performing the ‘Procedure’, whereby hidden secrets and lies are exposed. →more

BALCONYThe Balcony, Hosted by MyState
1.00PM
MyState invites you to complete your BOFA experience at The Balcony – a place to relax, connect and be entertained. Intimate and sophisticated, The Balcony features exclusive performances from selected solo and ensemble artists. →more

SHORTS MyState Student Film Competition
2.00-5.00PM
Watch the films from this year’s MyState Student Film Festival. Free entry. →more

Talk about KeviWe Need To Talk About Kevin
2.30PMPURCHASE TICKETS
Chilling but absolutely captivating, We Need To Talk About Kevin is directed by visionary filmmaker Lynne Ramsay – a mesmerizing, intimate piece of cinema. Tilda Swinton turns in a stunning performance as Eva, a concerned mother with a troubled, angry son – Kevin. →more

Norwegian WoodNorwegian Wood
2.30PMPURCHASE TICKETS
Tokyo, the late 1960s… Students around the world are uniting to overthrow the establishment and Toru Watanabe’s personal life is similarly in tumult. At heart, he is deeply devoted to his first love, Naoko, a beautiful and introspective young woman. →more

Chasing LegendsChasing Legends
2.30PMPURCHASE TICKETS
Chasing Legends touches on the rich history, passion and true grit of The Tour as seen through the eyes of Team HTC Columbia throughout the 2009 Tour de France. →more

The RecipeThe Recipe
4.30PMPURCHASE TICKETS
When a renowned bloodthirsty killer reveals his last wish: to eat his favourite Korean stew, television producer CHOI Yu-jin instantly smells a scoop. Will he decipher the mystery behind the killer’s cravings? →more

Tomorrow Will Be BetterTomorrow Will Be Better
4.45PMPURCHASE TICKETS
Three boys drift across the wintry Russian landscape towards Poland, scavenging their way from city to city with ingenuity and humour. The wonderful landscapes of their travels contrast with the harsh realities of their lives… →more

PARTIES Closing Night Drinks
5.30PM
Join us and mingle with fellow cinephiles for closing night drinks. See you there! →more

BALCONYThe Balcony, Hosted by MyState
6.00PM
MyState invites you to complete your BOFA experience at The Balcony – a place to relax, connect and be entertained. Intimate and sophisticated, The Balcony features exclusive performances from selected solo and ensemble artists. →more

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