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BOFA Industry Connect - a series of events especially for filmmakers

BOFA Industry Connect - a series of events especially for filmmakers

BOFA 2012

The 2012 Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air (BOFA) Film Festival has created a focussed series of events dedicated to developing Tasmania’s screen industry.
Take advantage of the opportunity to connect with screen practitioners, industry professionals, and the marketplace from across the state and across the strait.

Choose from the following  options, organised especially  for film makers at BOFA in Launceston:

  • The Tasmanian Premiere of The First Fagin, followed by an industry party, featuring local funk band The Embers  (Friday 9th November, film 7:30 pm Tramshed Theatre. Cost one BOFA session ticket;  The Embers 10:00 pm, Festival Hub. Cost $5,  pay at door)
  • Screen Tasmania  presents a low budget feature film making workshop specialising in horror and sci-fi genre  (with dual AWGIE-award winners Shayne Armstrong + SP Krause of Bait 3D) followed by a series of interactive round tables sessions offering the chance to meet, talk and pitch to industry reps about your project or idea.  (Saturday, 10 November 2:30pm - 5.30pm. Cost: two BOFA session tickets)
  •  Wide Angle Tasmania presents a one day "Shoot Video with your DSLR", an introductory workshop designed for those wanting to gain the necessary skills to capture broadcast quality footage with their  DSLR camera. Course tutor is cinematographer Tom Waugh. When: Saturday, 10 November 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, QVMAG. Cost: $150 or $120 WAT financial members. Book at
  •  A not-to-be-missed screening of the feature documentary,  Side by Side.  Keanu Reeves narrates the fascinating history of the development of cinema and the impact of digital filmmaking – including in-depth interviews with Hollywood masters: James Cameron, David Fincher, David Lynch, Martin Scorsese, Steven Soderbergh. (Saturday, 10 November 12:30pm, QVMAG. Cost: one BOFA session ticket)
  • FREE Tag Town workshop, showcasing a social mobile platform game based on the Inveresk Precinct. Played via mobile app, it works like a scavenger hunt where picture-clues lead players, assisted by GPS, to find real locations.  When: Saturday, 10 November 11:00 am and Sunday, 11 November 2.30 pm, QVMAG, Inveresk)
  • FREE curated screening program showcasing the best Tassie shorts, TVCs, docs, animations, apps, drama, games, and corporates from the past two years. When: Saturday,10 November,  Festival Hub)
  • FREE national launch of Tasmanian production company, Roar Film's Founders and Survivors Storylines project, a web-portal database following our convict founders/descendants over five generations. Songwriters and digital artists have created downloadable stories/music  plus "Mugshots" lets users create convict faces and ‘friend’ convict ancestors. When : 2:00pm  Friday,  9 November)
  • FREE New Screen Symposium presented by Simon Nasht  (The Hive collaborate or compete options game ) and Robert Connolly (WarCo training game for war correspondents). (Saturday, 10 November, 12:30 pm,  Festival Hub)
  • FREE Actors Studio interview with leading actor  (to be announced)  by Sara Cooper of Cooper Screen Academy  (Saturday, 10 November, 2:30 pm,  Festival Hub)
  • FREE Closing Night Film Girl Walk All Day and  dance party. (When: Sunday, 11 November, 5:30 pm, Festival Hub)

ATTENTION: Hobart screen industry practitioners - It's  easy to get there and to stay

Take the hassle out of heading north for BOFA by travelling up (leave 3:00 pm Friday, 9 November) and back (leave 12:30 pm Sunday, 11 November) with Redline Coaches and staying Friday and Saturday nights at the Commodore Regent Hotel, Launceston,  two blocks from the Inveresk Precinct ($390 for two, twin share or double accommodation, including transport; $295 for one person, single room, including transport).  PLUS free 4 BOFA session pass (value $46) for each couple booking (2 BOFA session tickets for singles).
Got your own transport? Then negotiate an accommodation deal at Commodore Regent or book at our preferred  accommodation provider Hotel Grand Chancellor (Booking ihotelier)
For more information, please visit the BOFA website.