2017: A Remarkable Year for Buddhist Cinema

This year, the 17th for Buddhist Film Foundation (BFF), saw a number of events in the Buddhist cinema arena that suggest the best is yet to come.

From the sold-out two city International Buddhist Film Festival (IBFF 2017) in June, to the successful theatrical release of two feature documentaries over the summer, and to the new alliance between US distributors Kino Lorber and Zeitgeist, it's clear that the audience is growing and   more>

    NOW SHOWING

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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>

    OTHER FESTS

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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>

    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>