There’s still time to catch three great Australian films with BOFA

Mick Lawrence in Rogue Waves.

Even in the face of a global pandemic, there’s no holding a great film festival back.

Following the cancelation of Tasmania’s Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival, the BOFA team announced they would be screening a bunch of content online for free.

The celebrate the festival’s 10th anniversary, BOFA curated twenty films which are available to watch anytime for free until May 17.

All you have to do to access the films is head over to the BOFA website and request access to any, or all, of the films on the program.

There are three Australian films available to watch including:

MALCOLM (1986)

Directed by Nadia Tass
Written by David Parker
Starring Colin Friels, Lindy Davies, Chris Haywood, John Hargreaves, Charles ‘Bud’ Tingwell and Heather Mitchell

Malcolm, a tram-obsessed geek who spends most of his time with his best friend, Arnold the cockatoo, gets the sack for playing on trams even when he isn’t at work driving them. To make ends meet, he takes a lodger, Frank. Frank turns out to be a crook, but unlike the tram company, he values Malcolm’s ability to tinker unusually with mechanical things.


Written and Directed by Michael Lawrence

Tasmanian champion surfer Mick Lawrence has done it all, had it all. He travelled and surfed the best waves in the world, won state titles, surfed pristine breaks off Tasmania’s remote, wild and beautiful southwest coast.

SLAM (2019)

Written and Directed by Partho Sen-Gupta
Starring Adam Bakri, Rachael Blake, Rebecca Breeds, Darina Al Joundi and Danielle Horvat

This confronting film could be drawn from tonight’s headlines: an outspoken Muslim woman goes missing; fake truths blur the facts; her family face vilification from prejudiced observers.

You can find out more about how to watch the films here.

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