Hong Kong, China -- The first-ever International Buddhist Film Festival in Hong Kong finished its initial run with another day of sold out screenings at the new Asia Society Hong Kong Center today.
Twelve films from nine countries, with eleven Hong Kong or Asia premieres were presented March 16-25, with a special presentation of The Buddha, by David Grubin scheduled for Vesak Day weekend in April, and encore presentations of all the films set through May 12.
Filmmakers from Thailand, Nepal and Vietnam attended and participated in discussions following screenings of their films.
IBFF 2012 HONG KONG is supported by The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation and is one of several inaugural year events at the brand-new Asia Society Hong Kong Center, including a major art exhibition, Transforming Minds: Buddhism in Art, February 10-May 20, 2012, curated by Dr. Melissa Chiu with co-curators Dr. Adriana Proser and Dr. Miwako Tezuka.
The next stop for the IBFF 2012 will be London, the UK (April 11-15, 2012).