New Film on the Dalai Lama Selected for Mill Valley Film Festival

Mickey Lemle's new feature documentary, The Last Dalai Lama?, has been selected by the Mill Valley Film Festival (MVFF) for presentation at their 39th annual event, October 6–16. The programmers described it as "a very powerful and intimate portrait of an extraordinary individual." Buddhist Film Foundation will be a co-presenter. Lemle's previous film, Ram Dass Fierce Grace, was an official selection of the 24th MVFF.   more>

    NOW SHOWING

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    Golden Kingdom, the first dramatic feature filmed on location in Myanmar, opens in the US on June 17 in a limited theatrical release. A national expansion is set for fall with Kino Lorber distributing.  more>

    OTHER FESTS

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    This year's BuddhaFest (Washington, D.C.) will feature an online film festival June 13–July 24 to complement its several dharma talks. Buddhist Film Foundation advised on the film selections, which include Painting Peace (IBFF 2015 BAY AREA), Even Though the Whole World is Burning (IBFF 2015 BAY AREA),   more>

    NEPAL RECOVERY

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    As news filters in about unmet needs and overlooked communities in Nepal, the organizations chosen as beneficiaries of the Benefit Nepal Film Festival (June 15, 2015) continue their vital work on the ground there.  more>