Tasmanian BOFA Film Festival builds on success

15 July, 2013 by IF

Press Release

The Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival (BOFA) will build on the success of BOFA 2012 with an exciting 2013 Festival planned for November 7-10 at the Inveresk Precinct in Launceston.


Festival Director Owen Tilbury believes that BOFA, now in its fourth year, has become both an integral part of the Tasmanian cultural landscape and a significant player in Australia’s national film festival circuit.

Mr. Tilbury announced that the State Government would continue to support the Festival financially, through Screen Tasmania.“Over the last three years, BOFA has shown 75 world class features and documentaries, and last year increased audience numbers by 30 percent,” Mr. Tilbury said.

“We have also been able to attract more than 500 mainland visitors to the Festival, many of them significant figures in the Australian film industry who have been able to pass on their invaluable knowledge and experience to Tasmanian film makers.”

“We are negotiating the world premiere of a major new Australian film as a highlight of this year’s program,” Mr. Tilbury said. BOFA Directors Owen and Helen Tilbury, along with and Artistic Director Trish Lake recently attended the Cannes Film Festival. The trio is pursuing some of the international Festival’s best new films for BOFA 2013.

Described as the “Festival with a conscience”, the Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival is unique in Australia in its focus on films that not only entertain but inspire positive change.