IBFF 2015 to Launch in April
First Stop on Pac Rim Circuit

The first dates for IBFF 2015 are April 10–16 at the Smith Rafael Film Center in San Rafael, California, a copresentation of Buddhist Film Foundation and California Film Institute. Over a dozen new films (10 premieres!) from 8 countries: documentaries featuring Peter Matthiessen, Alan Watts, Joan Halifax, Kaz Tanahashi, W.S. Merwin, Jetsun Khandro, Gelek Rinpoche, Sharon Salzberg, Bill Porter and others, along with features from Bhutan, China, Korea   more>

    IN THEATERS

    [Nicholas Vreeland in maroon robes looks to viewer with hand on lever of large format camera at his side]

    Monk With A Camera, a portrait of Nicholas Vreeland, now the abbot of a Tibetan Buddhist monastery, is in limited theatrical release in the US.   more>

    OTHER FESTS

    [bare chested man adjusts position of a young woman's head]

    The 3rd annual Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF) takes place October 30–November 2, this year. DIFF 2014 includes forty-one titles with a particular focus on the Middle East, Tibet and China.   more>

    IN PRODUCTION

    [close-up of a novice monk's hands holding robes]

    Edward Burger's newest project is a an educational short film series on Buddhist life in contemporary China.  more>