BOFA – Tasmania’s Breath Of Fresh Air Film Festival — recognises that screen-based stories are shared through countless ways, both fiction and non-fiction, from cinema and TV to the Internet and beyond.
At BOFA you will see the world’s best screen-based stories, created by innovative filmmakers and digital artists, each with their own fresh perspective.
With its rich cultural and environmental heritage, Tasmania is the home for great art, music, food and wine. BOFA celebrates original thinkers, artists, musicians, filmmakers and digital storytellers – so come to BOFA to mingle, interact and connect.
But, the heart and soul of the festival lies in inspiring people to make positive changes at a personal, local and global level. The stories, the film-makers, the community events, the ideas, the debates, and the hopes we nurture at BOFA, are all about leaving the world better than we found it.
BOFA 2013 is the one festival you shouldn’t miss. It is truly a breath of fresh air.
In the landscape of film festivals in Australia, this young and growing festival has the potential to develop into a fine, internationally recognized, niche event, which showcases a range of films generally not seen very widely.
Overall, I was very impressed with the effort and diverse programming that had been put into the festival, and the emphasis on grass-roots activities and local events. Now that three festivals have been completed, BOFA bodes well to be an important part of the global film festival landscape, and as long as the programming and related screen culture activities remain as diverse and inviting as they were this year, I see a very bright future for this Breath of Fresh Air.
- Peter Krausz, Chair, Australian Film Critics Association