BOFA Festival at the Barn

For the first time in Hobart, the Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival will be screened at Rosny Barn offering a selection of uplifting, funny and intriguing films to Tasmanian audiences.

BOFA @ the Barn Film Festival will be held across one weekend from 25 to 27 September 2015. The festival focuses on the theme of community and different generations and offers something for everyone. There will be feature films such as the very popular Australian film Paper Planes, documentaries and a selection of Tasmanian short films and extras.

BOFA is based in Launceston and has been delighting audiences for the past six years. The festival’s popularity has led to the development of a regional film festival on Tasmania’s East Coast and now Hobart.

Acting Mayor of Clarence, Alderman Jock Campbell said Clarence City Council was delighted to present the film festival at the Rosny Barn.

“A beautiful and communal setting like Rosny Barn is a powerful enhancement to the film watching experience,” Alderman Campbell said.

“Sharing in the laughter, drama and tenderness of a movie with popcorn or a glass of wine in The Barn will complement the selections by BOFA at this September’s inaugural festival.

“Although there will always be a place for blockbusters and art house films at regular cinemas, the strength of such a festival is that it brings together accessible and powerful films that may not otherwise come to people’s attention.”

The festival opens with a red carpet screening of Wide Open Sky, winner of the Best Documentary Feature at the 2015 Sydney Film Festival. This screening will include champagne and bush tucker by Tasman Quartermasters.

There will also be free kids film on offer just in time for the school holidays with Oscar nominated animation Song of the Sea and the very popular Paper Planes. There will also be a complimentary Devonshire Tea accompanying stunning Korean film My Love Don’t Cross That River to enhance the festival experience.

BOFA @ The Barn will include seven films screening across the festival weekend from 25-27 September 2015. Information and tickets are available at www.clarenceartsandevents.net

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