Buddhist Film Festival 2008

the cup
The Cup
The rich tapestry of films featured in this festival aims to raise awareness of Buddhist values and highlight the cultural aspects of various traditions of Buddhism.

Each screening will have an introduction by a keynote speaker, plus a post-screening Q&A session. And don't miss the traditional tea ceremony in the ACMI Function Space on Saturday 1st November at 4pm, before the screening of A Zen Life.

Co-presented by the Buddhist Council of Victoria and the International Buddhist Film Festival

Monday 27 October - Sunday 2 November, 2008
Single Tickets: Full $15 Concession $10
4 Session Passes: Full $50 Concession $30
Tea Ceremony: Full $15 Concession $10

the cup

Directed by Tibetan Lama Khyentse Norbu, this is a film for anyone who has ever been passionate about sports or life!

buddha's lost children

A true story of compassion and tough love, following a Buddhist monk who devotes himself to the care of Thailand's poor hilltribe children.

how to cook your life

Filmmaker Doris Dorrie turns her attention to Buddhism and that age-old saying, you are what you eat.

peace is every step

Narrated by Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley, Peace Is Every Step follows the story of author and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh.

spring, summer, autumn, winter ... and spring

Writer / director Kim Ki-duk's beautiful film is a totally original yet universal story about the human spirit.

daughters of wisdom

An intimate portrait of a rare and extraordinary spiritual community and the women who created it.

a zen life

Director Michael Goldberg's documentary brings the hugely influential zen master DT Suzuki and his message of cross-cultural understanding to life.

travellers and magicians

From the director of The Cup, this magical tale follows two men on parallel, if separate, journeys as they search for greener pastures.

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