Films from Japan, China and Canada have been licensed by Festival Media for release on DVD in the US.
Zen, a dramatic feature on the life of 13th century Zen teacher Dogen, directed by Banmei Takahashi, from Japan;
Silent Holy Stones, an intimate story of two young Tibetan monks in a monastery in China, directed by Pema Tseden, from China;
and Tulku, a personal exploration of the Tibetan tradition of identification of reincarnated lamas, directed by Gesar Mukpo, from Canada.
Release dates for each will be announced this spring, after production of bonus features.
Festival Media, the distribution service of Buddhist Film Foundation, has produced and distributed a dozen titles from ten nations on DVD, generating support for the benefit of the filmmakers, BFF, and often, the subjects of the films.