Tasmanian festivals of all varieties are making a splash this season, consolidating the island state's reputation as a hub of cultural activity as much as an outdoor enthusiasts' paradise.
In two weeks the Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air (BOFA) Film Festival begins and both locals and interstate visitors are sure to enjoy the mix of unique short films and selections of the region's internationally-acclaimed food and wine.
The theme of the event – a breath of fresh air – focuses on the deeper meaning of this everyday expression such as freedom, new ideas and innovative methods of creating change for the better.
BOFA is Australia's newest and freshest film festival featuring world-class cinema, The Fusion Film contest, Big Ideas Series and a Digital SLR Short Film competition.
Set against the spectacular backdrop of beautiful Launceston in the fertile Tamar Valley, the festival brings together film-lovers, writers, directors, producers and other industry professionals from around the world to showcase contemporary issues on screen.
It runs from November 23 to 27 in Invermay and represents a chance for people to be a part of something special.
Whether you're taking a long holiday in Tasmania or just stopping over for a few days of R&R, why not see what BOFA has to offer?