Benefit Nepal Film Festival Raises Over $11k

The special one-day event featured three programs of screenings, talks and raffles, all to raise attention and funds for ongoing grassroots earthquake recovery aid in Nepal. Ten works were screened, including the US premiere of the remastered Academy Award nominee Himalaya and the Bay Area premiere of Beyond the Edge (in 3D), along with shorter films including Light of the Valley, Mustang—Journey of Transformation, We Corner People and The Rinpoche Speaks,   more>

    NOW SHOWING

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    Vara: A Blessing, the new film from director Khyentse Norbu (The Cup, Travellers & Magicians) is screening in theaters in several cities in North America this summer, including a Buddhist Film Foundation co-presentation on July 20 in San Rafael, CA.   more>

    OTHER FESTS

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    The Tricycle/BuddhaFest Online Film Festival runs through August 2 and features a number of films that premiered at International Buddhist Film Festivals over the years.   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) continue their vital work on the ground there.  more>