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What better way to communicate Buddhist ideas to a wide and diverse audience than through the powerful medium of cinema?

The Buddhist Film Foundation (BFF) was founded back in 2000 with a mission to utilize this powerful medium to foster knowledge and appreciation of core Buddhist principles: the practice of compassion, and respect for impermanence and the interdependent web of connectivity   more>

    NOW SHOWING

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    Golden Kingdom, the first dramatic feature filmed on location in Myanmar, expands to theaters in Los Angeles, New York and Portland after an extended four city run in the San Francisco Bay Area this summer.  more>

    OTHER FESTS

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    The 5th annual Dharmashala International Film Festival (DIFF) runs November 3–6 and features 38 films from 18 nations, including 15 premieres. This year DIFF will be presented at the Tibetan Children's Village School which has two auditoriums.  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>