Buddhist Film Festival Europe 2018

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13th edition, September 28, 29 and 30, 2018 in Filmmuseum EYE Amsterdam

Radical Presence

Angel Kyodo Williams

A warm welcome to the BFFE website!

The theme for BFFE 2018 will be Radical Presence.
Angel Kyodo Williams will visit the festival and there will be a special focus on women. Check back for updates about the opening film, the program and the special event of BFFE 2018!

In the 13th Buddhist Film Festival Europe, under the direction of Babeth M. VanLoo, Buddhism, film, art and culture are brought together. This heart-warming meeting of people who are inspired by a careful selection of spiritual films, panels and art, will take place again this year in the beautiful space of the film museum EYE. Nothing gives more energy than feeling connected to a community of inspiring filmmakers and film-lovers in such a perfect location.

Since 2005, BFFE has succeeded every year in showing films and organising events in Amsterdam that portray Buddhism as a living, cultural presence in modernity. This year again the BFFE makes a selection of excellent feature films and documentaries, and a panel in which experts will discuss the integration and inspiration of Buddhist values in the construction of a more compassionate society.

The BFFE desperately needs your support to keep organising this special festival over and over again without a structural subsidy.

Become a friend of the festival and transfer your amount to
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in the name of: Stichting IBBF Europe, Amsterdam,
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“You may find your way into the nature of mind through creativity; or you may come out from that nature, to express creativity. Both are the best of our mind’s potential.”

Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

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Program BFFE 2017

Participants BFFE 2017

Opening film 2017: The Last Dalai Lama?

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Ticket sales will start on September 13