Open Call for THIS BFF 2012
Submission Deadline: 31 Mar 2012
This Open Call invites film submissions worldwide for the Thus Have I Seen Buddhist Film Festival 2012 (THIS BFF). The first instalment of the festival held in 2009 was warmly received in Singapore, with 93.5% of all tickets sold.
THIS BFF aims to promote awareness of the Buddha’s timeless Teachings and the diversity of Buddhist cultures around the world through the use of film, a contemporary medium.
THIS BFF seeks films that, through good storytelling and production values,
• Contemplate on the Buddhist philosophy and way of life;
• Introduce the immense cultural diversity of a 2,500 year-old religion that has grown from being a missionary order in ancient India to become a global religion today.
Films selected for showcase in the week-long festival will be a mix of invited works curated by the Organiser and works selected from the Open Call.
THIS BFF is non-competitive and no prizes or awards will be presented. Films may be in any language. However, non-English dialogue films must be subtitled in English. We accept screening formats on 35mm, Digital Beta and Betacam SP.