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Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival 2015

A feast of film this Autumn

Newsletter / Monday 9, March 2015
Jackie Weaver
Flickerfest Features Tasmanian Film Makers
11-13 March

FLiCKERFEST brings its ‘Short Films Licensed To Thrill!’ event to Tasmania in March, with a smorgasbord of the hottest short films from around the world, handpicked from over 2300 entries. Audiences will delight in the Best of Australian Shorts and Best of International 1 including Tasmanian filmmakers Carmen Falk's Titan and Heidi Douglas' Little Lamb (Hobart and Cygnet only).

LAUNCESTON: Annexe Theatre Inveresk, 11th March, 6.30pm pre screening drinks, screening at  7.30pm. Tickets $15/13 including free drink.  Best of Australian shorts including Florence Has Left the Building, by Mirrah Foulkes and Alex White, starring the Oscar-nominated and AACTA Award-winning actress Jacki Weaver and Virgin Australia award winner for Best Australian short Film at Flickerfest 2015, Grey Bull, which will screen alongside international award winners Boogaloo & Graham (Ireland) and Oh Lucy (Japan). More info and bookings at

HOBART: Peacock Theatre, Salamanca Arts Centre.   Best of International 1 (Thursday 12 March 6.30pm) + Best of Australian Shorts (Friday 13 March, 8 pm). More info and bookings at

CYGNET: Town Hall, 13 March, 7.30pm.  Best of Australian Shorts. More info at
Tickets only available at the door on the night 30 minutes before session start

WIN A DOUBLE PASS TO FLiCKERFEST by emailing with your preferred venue. Closes midnight Tuesday 10 March. Be quick!

Using The Power Of Film To Change Attitudes
12 March

The Launceston City Council is being asked to support marriage equality as part of a national move to put pressure on government to change the law. Are you someone who is interested, confused or has questions about  gender and sexual issues? Well, the award winning documentary Intersexion ( is a must see.

Intersexion is a heart-warming story of a group of intersex people society has never heard about. With a mix of laughter and tears they tell their stories. It features Mani Mitchell, a change agent and educator, and documents her travels across Germany, Ireland, America, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand meeting and speaking with other individuals with a similar experience of unconventional lives identifying as neither male nor female. 

Thursday 12th March ,
Annexe Theatre, 

Invermay (come to all or part of):

4.30pm – Human Library books.
6.00pm – Anti-discrimination presentation with Roz Smart.
6.30pm – Personal stories and panel discussion (LGBTIQ people share their stories) facilitated by Rick Marton. 
8.00pm – Feature film Intersexion screening (free)

So come and find out what LGBTIQ stands for, listen to some personal stories, join in the discussion, participate in questions and answer time, check out the information stands and stalls and mingle with other interested community members.
FREE entry.

Fair Food
Fair Food: The Documentary 19 March

“Is your food a stranger? Who grew it? Who transported it? Who did what to it? And more importantly… how are they nurturing and leaving the land?”
- Costa Georgiadis, FAIR FOOD: The Documentary.

The Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance (AFSA) and The Field Institute have teamed up to produce a documentary that addresses these important questions. Fair Food features some of Australia’s most prominent thought leaders, farmers and personalities behind Australia’s growing fair food movement including ethical pig farmer Tammi Jonas, leading pasture cropping expert Colin Seis, Ben Shewry of Attica Restaurant and Australian Rugby Union star and ethicalfood advocate, David Pocock. 

Cracks in our food system are beginning to show and increasingly Australians are coming together to respond to these concerns that quite simply, can no longer be ignored. Fair Food is an uplifting account of these game-changing individuals who have dedicated their lives to rising up against the current system and are fighting for a fair alternative.

Thursday 19th March, 6pm,
The Annexe Theatre, Inveresk.

$20 with 25% going to support  screening partners HARVEST LAUNCESTON FARMERS’ MARKET

Book tickets at

Dementia 13
Dementia 13 - Film As You Have Never Experienced It!
24 - 29 March

Live actors, musicians & a sound artist bring cult cinema to life in a fusion of performance and film that will have you screaming in fear and shrieking with laughter!

Before The Godfather and Apocalypse Now, there was Dementia 13, revered cinema auteur Francis Ford Coppola’s 1963 directorial debut. Dementia 13 is a gem of gothic horror made on a shoestring budget, with a script penned overnight then shot in nine days. This is B-Grade cinema at its very best.

New Zealand’s Live Live Cinema, a crew of actors and musicians led by musical madman, Leon Radojkovic and directed by Oliver Driver, perform LIVE ON STAGE - with sound effects - as the film screens above them. Dementia 13 has been stripped back with live actors performing the narrative while a Foley artist creates every creeping footstep and murderous axe blow live on stage. This is cinema in 4-D. Tickets $47/37 at

Princess Theatre,  Launceston, Tues 24
(with Q & A lead by BOFA Festival Director, Owen Tilbury)
and Wed 25 March, 8 pm.
Wrest Point, Hobart, Fri 27 Mar,
8pm;  Sat 28 Mar, 8pm;  Sun 29 Mar, 5pm

WIN AN OPENING NIGHT DOUBLE PASS (LAUNCESTON, TUES 24 MARCH). Send an email to mentioning Dementia 13 to go into the draw. Closes midnight Friday 20 March.

And There's More!

In April BOFA will reveal the details of an art house cinema experience in Launceston that you have been asking us for. Stay tuned!



Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival
04 - 08 November 2015
Inveresk Railyards Launceston TAS

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