Ticket sales account for less than 30% of any film festival budget. Sponsorships, foundation grants, and contributions from generous supporters like you are what make the work of Buddhist Film Foundation (BFF) possible. By design, we have a very low overhead, a distributed infrastructure, and a largely volunteer staff, so nearly all revenues go directly into programs and services. Please consider a gift to BFF today,

Please give what you can comfortably afford; any amount you can give is meaningful and will make a difference. Use the PayPal button for your one-time donation, or for recurring monthly support, in any amount.

For donations via PayPal:


For donations by check or money order:
Buddhist Film Foundation
Zaentz Media Center
2600 Tenth Street, Suite 409
Berkeley, CA 94710-3104 USA

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.


If you already shop online at, logging in at instead, and selecting Buddhist Film Foundation as the recipient organization, provides us a small donation (.05% of the price of eligible purchases) via their AmazonSmile Foundation. Your account access and features are otherwise identical (same log-in, lists, etc.). Please use the link for more detailed information about this program.


Invite your employer to become one of our sponsors (see Sponsorship), or approach your local museum, college or community organization to become an IBFF co-presenter (see Hosting IBFF) in your city.