In 2013 our creative team will source the world’s best feature length screen productions from:
- a review of the best film festivals nationally and internationally
- liaison with various distributors
- productions offered by film-makers contacting BOFA directly via owentilbury at bofa.com.au
Typically one of the best BOFA short films from the competitions Prizes and Awards and from our searches, will be screened before each feature length production.
Highlights from BOFA 2012
In 2012 we screened 20 + features and dozens of short films with positive and challenging messages. We were proud to announce the Australian premiere of Two Days in New York. Many other films were Tasmanian premieres.
The programme is now finalised at Festival Program. To see some of the exceptional films in different genres just click below:
Screenings in Launceston are at the Tramsheds Auditorium, Village Cinemas, Nualla O’Flaherty Theatre (QVMAG) and Architecture and Design Theatre (Inveresk). In Hobart the the Best of BOFA feature films will screen at the State Cinema. Where possible films will screen with a director or producer present for a Q&A.
Festival passes are now available at Tickets or at Neil Pitts Menswear and the Launceston Visitor Centre. Tickets for films at MONA and the State Cinema can be obtained from their website and at their box office.
2011 festival highlights included:
Face to Face (Australia)
—winner of BOFA Devil Audience Choice Award
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
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
How I Ended This Summer (Russia)
A film of exceptional performances and unforgettable cinematography, set against the spectacular, alien landscape of the windswept Arctic Circle. →more
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
The Guard (Ireland)
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
Happy Happy (Norway)
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 Storm (Australia)
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
The Hunter (Australia/Tasmania)
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
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
We Need To Talk About Kevin (USA)
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
Little Sparrows (Australia)
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
Here I Am (Australia)
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
Congratulations BOFA 2012. I loved all the films I saw. Such a diverse range from all over the world. ‘”The First Fagin” is a winner with its great Tassie actors and scenery. Providing light relief was “All You Need is Love” and with darker content and amazing acting by amateurs was “Beasts of the Southern Wild”. Like everyone I was touched by “And If We All Lived Together” and thoroughly enjoyed the Irish film “The Runway”. Finally I enjoyed chasing waves late on Saturday night with “Sally” – well done guys!
- Ruth Cuff, film lover, Launceston
This is what a Launceston film-lover has to say