Proceeds from Asian Buddhist Film Festival Will Go to Japan
After a four year interval, the Asian Buddhist Film Festival (ABFF) returns and this time around a portion of its proceeds are set to go to Japan earthquake and tsunami victims.
Ambassador K. Kesavapany, director of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) said that helping people is in line with Buddhist teachings of compassion and giving to the Japanese victims will do just that.
A part of the money will also go to the Childrenâ€™s Cancer Foundation.
This years films will be screened at Great World Cityâ€™s Golden Village cinema from May 5th to May 8th, as a prelude to Vesak day which will take place on May 17. Eight of the total films being featured will be Singapore premieres.
The opening film will be a film that won Best Picture in childrenâ€™s category at the Berlin Film Festival last year. The film is called Echos of the Rainbow, directed by Hong Kong director, Alex Law.
Acclaimed American filmmaker Jennifer Fox, will be participating at the festival for the first time in which she will offer a masterclass for film-making.