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BOFA announces new short film competition

LOCAL film buffs are invited to test out their camera and editing skills in a new short film competition that will form part of the Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air (BOFA) Film Festival.

The competition, titled ‘Tasmania’s Parks – A Place to Connect’, encourages all nature lovers, photographers and filmmakers to reflect on the significance of Tasmania’s parks and wilderness.

“Tasmania’s parks and wildlife are a national treasure,” festival director Owen Tilbury said

“The centenary of the Mt Field and Freycinet National Parks offers a special opportunity for anyone who loves Tasmania’s wild places to share with us their stories, travelogues and special connections with our state parks.”

The selected short filmmakers will be publically recognised at a drinks event open to the film industry at the 2016 BOFA Film Festival, held from 10-13 November.

Selected short films will be screened at the festival and the winner will be presented with a handcrafted blown glass BOFA devil award.

All selected short filmmakers, including the winner, will also be sent a free ‘eight pass’ to see eight films of their choice at the festival.

The Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service, which is sponsoring the event, will showcase the winning and shortlisted films through its social media channels, reaching more than 20,000 Facebook followers.

Entries for the short film competition are now open and will close on Monday 1 August 2016.

Entries are to be a maximum length of three minutes.

Entry is free, open to all and can be lodged at www.bofa.com.au/competitions/

For more information, visit www.bofa.com.au/