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 a vital part of BOFA is about providing parties where people can mingle, interact and connect. In 2012 a stylish Festival Hub was created at QVMAG Inveresk as the home for parties and exhibitions plus providing a place to chill and discuss with a glass of Tamar Valley wine and fine Tasmanian produce in hand.
In 2013 we will again prove that Tasmania knows how to party with an Opening Night party and film, Friday night after-party with a well-known band, Saturday night BOFA Devil Awards dinner and Closing Night film and dance party.
Highlights from BOFA 2012
OPENING NIGHT PARTY AND FILM- THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 6.30pm AT THE FESTIVAL HUB, QVMAG
A glamorous event with guests arriving in vintage cars, walking the red carpet, enjoying cocktails, entertainment, and Tasmania’s finest foods and wines. $75 per person- party and movie- book through our TICKETS page
THE EMBERS AT BOFA- FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9 AT 9.30 AT THE FESTIVAL HUB – QVMAG
Dance the night away with award winning band The Embers and enjoy great Tamar Valley wines, beers and cider. The Embers will have you dancing to a blend of blues, pop, rock, hip-hop, folk and whatever else moves them. The perfect way to finish your night after seeing BOFA Friday night features The First Fagin at the Tramsheds or To Rome with Love at Village Cinema
Just $5 entry – pay at the door
BOFA SCREEN AWARDS DINNER- SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, FESTIVAL HUB
Contestants, finalists, celebrities, and film fans celebrate the winners of the BOFA Screen Award, Career Achievement, Make a Difference and other BOFA awards while feasting on a banqueting board of Tasmania’s abundance of fresh produce from the sea & land & the Tamar Valley’s best wines. Amazing food, fantastic wines, comic host and great interactions between film lovers and film identities….one of the parties of the year.
$135 per person- book through our TICKETS page
BOFA FESTIVAL HUB- QVMAG
The nerve centre of BOFA 2012- drop in any time during the Festival for a coffee, a Tamar Valley wine* or Boags beer and Dickens Cider. Sit down, relax, check the programme, meet fellow film buffs and chat about the great BOFA movies.
* Supported by Goaty Hill Wines, Holm Oak Vineyard, Clover Hill Vineyard, Dickens Cider and Ironhouse Brewery. Food by The Signal Cafe.
FREE CLOSING NIGHT DANCE PARTY- SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11, FESTIVAL HUB
End the festival on an up-beat with a FREE film and dance party, the famous New York sensation Girl Walk All Day (see trailer at www.girlwalkallday.com). Shot with Kickstart crowd-funding of $25,000, Girl Walk is the music video story of a young woman and several characters who dance their way across New York City. A sensation across the USA at dance party screenings. Join our stewards, volunteers and audience to close the festival with a drink, a laugh and a spring in your step.
Combine an unpretentious but intelligent atmosphere with intriguing and diverse films, great company and bloody fabulous food and wine and place it all in a building that groans with history and style – yeah that about describes BOFA. A festival destined to become something big and very special even if it doesn’t want to.
And I mentioned the food and wine didn’t I?
- Andrew Knight, writer/producer