It’s A Wrap!
IBFF 2017 Completes Runs in LA and the Bay Area

Packed houses at the Writers Guild Theater in LA and the Smith Rafael Film Center in the Bay Area welcomed IBFF 2017's offering of films from seven nations.

Highlights included a tribute to the late Leonard Cohen featuring the concert documentary Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man, plus two new shorts from the team producing the documentary Roshi, about Leonard Cohen's Zen   more>

    NOW SHOWING

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    The Last Dalai Lama?, the new film by director Mickey Lemle (Ram Dass Fierce Grace, Compassion In Exile), will open in four San Francisco Bay Area theaters on July 7. The announcement came at the Los Angeles premiere of the film held at IBFF 2017 LA at the Writers Guild Theater.  more>

    OTHER FESTS

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    The 5th annual Dharmashala International Film Festival (DIFF) runs November 3–6 and features 38 films from 18 nations, including 15 premieres. This year DIFF will be presented at the Tibetan Children's Village School which has two auditoriums.  more>

    NEPAL RECOVERY

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    As news filters in about unmet needs and overlooked communities in Nepal, the organizations chosen as beneficiaries of the Benefit Nepal Film Festival (June 15, 2015) continue their vital work on the ground there.  more>