Buddhist Film Festival Europe 2019

With great pleasure we announce:
Buddhist Film Festival Europe 14th edition
September 27, 28 & 29, 2019 in
Eye Filmmuseum Amsterdam


To soften what is suffering in your heart, that is what came up when I was reflecting on what we want to transmit to our audiences with our film festival. The theme IDENTITY seems to resonate in society with a sense of urgency. It’s what we as human beings try to develop, our core potential which frees us from a fixed mind, leading towards a new culture that will be formed by men and women who are not afraid, not separating ourselves from others.

Yes, our films will address that in a diversity of approach and genre, from workshops on the Wisdom of Medicine or the Intelligence of Trees, a quest for Reincarnation (‘Who was I? Who am I? Who will I be?’), to a memorial homage for Bernie Glassman; with a special event and films on Tibet, the magical world of Bhutan, the unknown tradition of passionate music monks of China, East meets West, a window into the shamanist and Buddhist art of Buryatia, on a trekking path of the Buddha in India, Art in Focus, and the wisdom of Zen and Buddhist teachers that can help us live our lives in contentment.

So with immense joy I invite you to abandon your addiction to social media or other distractions, and join us for these true ‘live’ events in the wonderful environment of the Eye Filmmuseum.

May this festival benefit all sentient beings.

Babeth M. VanLoo, director BFFE


The complete program is now online, here.

BFFE is an independent festival and relies on your generosity.

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There are four options for donating and becoming a member:

a) BFFE 2019 Festival member – 15 euros;
b) BFFE 2019 Festival member plus – 50 euros: Free access to the special event;
c) BFFE 2019 Festival donor – 100 euros: Free access to the special event for two people;
d) BFFE 2019 Festival donor plus – 250 euros and more: Your donation is deductible from your taxes and you have free access to the special event for two people.

Please transfer your amount to bank account number:
NL69 INGB 0664 1214 03 in the name of:
Stichting IBBF Europe, Amsterdam

To be able to give you the benefits of membership (free tickets etc.), we must be able to connect your name and address to your IBAN. We therefore ask you to send an email to BFFEleden@gmail.com with:
– Your first and last name,
– your address and place of residence,
– the IBAN of the account that you used to donate,
– the amount you donate.

Donors above € 250 who wish to be eligible for a tax deduction (there is a separate account number for this) can contact BFFE director Babeth VanLoo via BFFEvragen@gmail.com .




Eye Filmmuseum
IJpromenade 1, 1031 KT Amsterdam

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