One of the main objectives of the film festival organizers, is to make Sri Lanka as the centre of Buddhist films in 2011.
The first stage to mark the 2600th Sri Sambuddha Jayanthi was held along with Vesak 2009.
Over 200 films on Buddhist themes have been selected to be screened at the Buddhist film festival in 2010. Three categories of foreign and local Buddhist films will be screened in categories-excellent, very good and good films. Among the films will be feature, documentary, animation, short films. Some other animated pandols, Vesak e-cards, art, photography, e-paintings will also be on display simultaneously with the 2010 Buddhist Film Festival.
The theme of the International Buddhist Film Festival is, Light of Asia Foundation, Chairman Naveen Gunaratne said.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa is the patron of the International Buddhist Film Festival Committee. The Chairman is Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa.