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>


    [against a background of large gold colored tiles a blond haired woman in lacy black dress sits on the floor alongside a young blond haired girl who gazes at her]

    Sundance Film Festival has just presented the world premiere of a BFF fiscal sponsored film, The Tale, as part of its US Dramatic Competition. Directed by Jennifer Fox (My Reincarnation), the film features Laura Dern, Ellen Burstyn, Common, and Jason Ritter, and is based on Fox's memoir of a teenage affair with a riding instructor.  more>


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    A BFF fiscal sponsored film The Sweet Requiem has just completed post production work in New York City and is being readied for international film festival submissions. This dramatic feature from veteran filmmakers Ritu Sarin and Tenzin Sonam (Dreaming Lhasa) was filmed on location in Ladakh and Delhi, India.  more>