Will Hodgman

Premier of Tasmania

5 November 2015

Sarah Courtney, Liberal Member for Bass

Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival, Innovative Tasmania Awards

The Hodgman Liberal Government, through Events Tasmania and Screen Tasmania, is proud to support events like the 2015 BOFA Film Festival.

BOFA, which is in its sixth year, is a festival which uses film to inspire positive changes at a personal, local and global level. 

BOFA has created the Innovative Tasmania Awards to foster innovation and entrepreneurship in the state.

The inaugural Innovative Tasmania Awards have attracted 32 nominees across five categories. The categories are:

Food and Beverage production:

  • Macquarie Barley
  • Rhuby Delights
  • Goaty Hill Wines


Science, Technology and Transport:

  • Innovation in Irrigation
  • Swarm Sensing
  • Natural Product Extraction
  • Extended Range Electric Vehicle
  • Seasol
  • Ochre Health
  • Hydrowood
  • Sense-T
  • Rock Lobster Culture Systems
  • E-summary Records
  • Wave Piercing Catamaran
  • Igloo Satellite Cabin
  • Underground Bushfire retreat Shelter

Sport, Leisure and the Arts:

  • North East Mountain Bike Trials
  • Big hART
  • Tasmanian Arts Guide
  • Bicheno Surf Shed
  • Garment Bag – Wingman
  • Business & Baby on Board
  • Tasmanian Theatre Company: Charles Parkinson

Politics, Governance and Security:

  • Land Rapid Impact Assessment
    • Scantex
    • Safe from the Start


Community and Environment:

  • Every Child Succeeds
  • Filling in Forms Workshops
  • Northern Tasmanian Waste Management Group
  • Raingarden Project
  • Regional Innovation Project
  • Appin Hall Children’s Foundation


These awards and the nominees are proof that Tasmanian ingenuity comes in many forms, from healthcare to the arts and from shipbuilding to winemaking.

Tasmanians should be proud of all of these nominees who are striving for excellence and innovation and I wish all of them the best of luck on Friday night and congratulations also to Owen Tilbury and his BOFA team on another magnificent Festival.

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