The island of Tasmania is gearing up for the November film festival which celebrates 'fresh perspectives and innovative approaches', with movies that inspire positive change.
The Breath of Fresh Air (BOFA) Film Festival is sweeping into Launceston and Hobart from Thursday November 8 to Sunday November 11.
The event is Australia's first major festival to acknowledge and celebrate storytelling on 'all screens' including TV, internet, gaming and more.
The BOFA festival is Tasmania's only major film event, with the artistic director of Junction Regional Arts Festival Ian Pidd saying that BOFA is a "great addition" to not just screen culture in Tasmania but also to culture generally.
"Great bunch of films, a good mix of obscure and more mainstream. The add-ons were particularly well done – lectures, debates, meet the filmmakers and the terrific club. All strength to the arm of the BOFA team. It needs (and deserves) to become an annual fixture for Launnie and Tasmania."
Tasmania is a fantastic setting to host such a festival, with its rich cultural heritage where it is the home of great food, art, music and wine.
The festival allows filmmakers, artists, musicians, original thinkers and all those alike to interact and connect through sharing their stories on screen.
Films that will be screening at the festival include Woody Allen's To Rome with Love, Cannes Film Festival Caméra d'Or winner Beasts of the Southern Wild and the premiere of American film Two Days in New York.
Director Michael Rymer, renowned for films such as Queen of the Damned and In Too Deep, also complimented the sights of Tasmania during his visit to last year's festival.
"We loved our visit to Launceston and really enjoyed the drives around the Tamar Valley and the highland lakes – it's a beautiful part of the world."
You can get your tickets for films screening in Launceston from the BOFA website, with tickets for Hobart screenings available from the venue.