Dharamshala International Film Festival opens November 1

Dharamshala, India, is now a global destination, the exile home of the Dalai Lama and the capital of the Tibetan diaspora. All year round, thousands of visitors from all over India and around the world clog its narrow streets, drawn by the beauty of its mountain setting and its dynamic mix of local Gaddi, Tibetan and international communities. Crowded with multi-cuisine restaurants, cafes, bookshops and video parlors, Dharamshala enjoys a cosmopolitan spirit that belies its size.

As filmmakers based in Dharamshala, Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam, of White Crane Arts and Media, are launching the first edition of the Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF) from November 1–4, 2012. Their aim is to establish DIFF as a world-class film festival where filmmakers and film lovers can interact in an intimate, creative and informal way. Showcasing the best of recent Indian and world cinema, both fiction and documentary, they hope to bring meaningful cinema to the mountains and promote and encourage local filmmaking talent.

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Buddhist Film Foundation is committed to the promotion and facilitation of quality independent filmmaking. BFF is supporting the DIFF through fiscal sponsorship, which enables appropriate projects to solicit tax-deductible contributions in the USA through us. White Crane Arts and Media is an India-based nonprofit organized by noted filmmakers Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam, whose Dreaming Lhasa and Reincarnation of Khensur Rinpoche have been presented by the IBFF.

Please give what you can comfortably afford; BFF is an independent 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization and donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Thank you.

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