BFF to Program Three Year Film Series at the Smithsonian

The Smithsonian Institution and Buddhist Film Foundation will co-present an ongoing film series beginning in May and running through November 2020, in connection with the exhibition Encountering the Buddha: Art and Practice Across Asia at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington, D.C.

The exhibition brings together more than two hundred artworks, spanning two millennia, to explore Asia’s   more>


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    Walk With Me, about Thich Nhat Hanh's monks and nuns, and The Last Dalai Lama? an update of the 1991 Compassion In Exile, have been in US theaters for over two months, together grossing $500,000 in over 75 venues.  more>


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    The 6th Annual Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF) runs November 2–5 and features thirty-six works from eighteen nations. DIFF has become one of India’s leading independent film festivals and draws audiences from across the world.  more>


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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>