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The Buddhist Film Festival Europe wants to show and catalogue cinema inspired by or related to Buddhism from all over the world. All genres are welcome: feature films, documentaries, shorts, animated works, children's films and experimental films. BFFE particularly seeks feature films that explore the diversity in Buddhism in the fields of tradition, practice, philosophy and esthetics, or films that show an alternative take on Buddhist identity, culture and history. 

BFFE's programming is drawn up of program committee invitations and a Call for Entries. BFFE is not a competition and no prizes are awarded (yet). The movies are from all over the world and they are in Dutch or English or subtitled in Dutch or English. Buddhism is interpreted in a broad and fluid manner.

General rules
Entries are accepted throughout the year. Deadlines for the 2010 festival edition will be posted here on this website.

Feature films/Drama/Fiction
Television movies
Experimental and artistic work
Children's works

Entry fees
There is no entry fee. If you want us to return your screener, plaese transfer 20 euro to account number ...... If we don't receive this fee, your screener will become part of the BFFE archive.

Please only submit VHS or DVD screeners, Pal or NTSC

Selected works will be screened from 35mm prints or DigiBeta. Indicate which format is available with your submission.

Press material
You are kindly requested to send in press material with your submission, including promotional print-quality digital photographs, the director's biography, credits and previous venues where the film has been screened. If your entry is selected you will receive further instructions and delivery details.

Mailing address:

Verversstraat 137
1011 HZ  Amsterdam
The Netherlands



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