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Good Morning! ☀️ 🎞️ We’re unveiling the Official Trailer for the THIS Buddhist Film Festival 2023!

Awaken to the world and dive into the depths of Life & Spirituality!

Stay tuned and be sure to mark your calendars for the festival's ticket launch 🎟️🗓️

Watch trailer here: https://fb.watch/m8Isxdijxy/?mibextid=qC1gEa

Chope your seats through the link here during ticket launch on tomorrow on 4th August 2023, 10:00am: https://thisfilmfest.com/announcement/
Tickets Out Now! 🎟️ Awaken to the World at THIS Buddhist Film Festival 2023!

Explore 19 captivating films with themes on life, death, self, friendship, and more! Secure seats ASAP as some films have limited spots! 🎥🌈

There are Exclusive director sessions too for selected films! Don't miss out! Each film ticket are selling at $15 only, check www.bit.ly/thisbfftele2023 and book now! 🌏❤️
Ready to make a difference? 🌟

Join our incredible team of volunteers and be a part of something truly special at the THIS Buddhist Film Festival 2023 from . Your time and passion will create unforgettable moments that leave a lasting impact. Let's inspire, connect, and uplift together! 🙌✨

Sign up as a volunteer here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSel30mqMOCqVf7WAKpHKzhH4n_jXpRq2RcwY-DV3Kx5VAcodw/viewform
Happy Monday! We've got some good news to share!

TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR SALE for:
Never Forget Tibet | The Dalai Lama's Untold Story.


One of the most significant moments in 20th century history, His Holiness 14th Dalai Lama reveals the details of his incredible escape into exile for the first time on film in his own words with the Indian political officer who led him to safety.

Featuring the Tibetan community in exile and those with historic ties to Tibet, the film explores the Dalai Lama’s compassion for a world seemingly in crisis today and seeks to find what can be learnt from his inspirational life story, Tibetan culture and its ancient spirituality.

More info:

🗓️ SAT 30 SEP | 10.30AM

🎞️ UK | 2022 | 90 min | NC16 - Some Mature Content

🗣️ English, English subtitles: For the Dalai Lama’s dialogue only, otherwise unsubtitled

🎥 Directed by Jean-Paul Mertinez


Grab your tickets now at: bit.ly/thisbff2023-never-forget-tibet
OH! Another breaking news. If you haven't purchase your tickets for the film Tukdam yet, it's selling fast.


Time to be kiasu and get your tickets quick!

👉https://bit.ly/thisbff2023-tukdam
🎬Catch this slow-burning thriller, Vanishing Point.

This film profoundly mirrors the human pursuit to escape suffering and to find the meaning of life.

You'll journey with the tale of two men who each are running away from pain. Addiction, affair, the chase for justice...as they navigate their paths, they unveil the truth that no distance can erase the burdens of their minds. Until a surprising twist leads them to an unforeseen destination.

Directed by the visionary Jakrawal, born in the heart of Thailand, this film transcends boundaries, offering a profound dialogue between Eastern philosophy and contemporary life.

With a background rich in artistry and a global perspective, Jakrawal's work has graced prestigious festivals and exhibitions worldwide.

📍 Catch this at Shaw@Lido
🗓️ FRI 29 SEP
⏰ 6.50PM
⭐️ M18 Sexual Scenes

Get your tickets at 👉 https://bit.ly/thisbff2023-vanishing-point
Are you an educator/mindfulness teacher or advocate?

Catch this uplifting documentary on how mindfulness is being skilfully used in classrooms, from elite private schools to juvenile detention centres, to help youths deal with their daily challenges.

Covering varying approaches to mindfulness by a range of San Francisco Bay Area programs, MAY I BE HAPPY reminds us of children’s natural capacity for wellbeing, resilience and happiness.

You'll leave the cinema with practical strategies that you can immediately use, and with the hope for the future.

📍 Catch us at Shaw@Lido
🗓️ MON 25 SEP
⏰ 7PM
📽️ PG

France | 2019 | 80 min | PG
English with no subtitles
Directed by Eric Georgeault and Hélène Walter

Get your tickets here 👉 https://bit.ly/thisbff2023-may-i-be-happy
Catch this slow-burning thriller, Vanishing Point.

This film profoundly mirrors the human pursuit to escape suffering and to find the meaning of life.

You'll journey with the tale of two men who each are running away from pain. Addiction, affair, the chase for justice...as they navigate their paths, they unveil the truth that no distance can erase the burdens of their minds. Until a surprising twist leads them to an unforeseen destination.
Directed by the visionary Jakrawal, born in the heart of Thailand, this film transcends boundaries, offering a profound dialogue between Eastern philosophy and contemporary life.

With a background rich in artistry and a global perspective, Jakrawal's work has graced prestigious festivals and exhibitions worldwide.

📍 Catch this at Shaw@Lido
🗓️ FRI 29 SEP
⏰ 6.50PM
⭐️ M18 Sexual Scenes

Get your tickets here 👉 bit.ly/thisbff2023-vanishing-point
Join the dialogue with the director for the film WAKING UP 2050!

Happening on the 26 Sept 26 Sep, 6.50pm, this film would make you question your views about identity, religion, and what truly matters to experience peace.

** This film will be screened together with GYÜTÖ

🎞️ Find out more about the film here:
https://www.instagram.com/p/Cwtw5oLLw0i/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link&igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA==

🎟️ Get tickets here:
https://bit.ly/thisbff2023-waking-up-2050
戒
星期三 9月27日
Wed 27 Sep | 7pm
《戒》的场景位于河北省现代中国佛教寺院 – 柏林寺的一场200多位僧众受戒的三壇大戒法会,三藏阅读和讲座的大型仪式所带来的图像和声音。

VOWS
VOWS is set during a massive Triple- course readings and lectures, platform Ordination for over 200 bringing images and sounds from monastics held at Bailin Chan modern China’s Buddhist Monastery in Hebei Province. Ven. communities into your classroom.

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📍Shaw Lido
⌛ Duration: 37 min

This film will be screened with two other short films:
1️⃣ ALMS
2️⃣ Leaving Home (includes post-screening dialogue with the director)
这部电影将与其他两部短片一起放映:
1️⃣ 净食
2️⃣ 出家(包括放映后与导演的对话)

Get your tickets here 👉 https://bit.ly/thisbff2023-alms
Have you heard a Buddhist rap song?

Check out a snippet of the comical rap featured in the film 'I LEAVE HOME'

https://www.instagram.com/p/CwznqBYr8o7/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link&igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA==


Wanna watch the full thing?

Get your tickets here 👉 bit.ly/thisbff2023-i-leave-home
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📢 1 Day Left: Buddhist Film Fest! 🎥

Get ready for our exclusive 8-Day Buddhist Film Fest starting tomorrow! 🌟

🧘‍♀️ Embark on a journey of self-discovery, spirituality, and cultural richness as we present films that delve into the heart of Buddhist themes, including life and death, spiritual connections, monastic life, cultural practices, meditation, and the enigmatic concept of past lives. 🌿

Don't miss out – we still have some seats left! Secure your tickets now! 🎫

Get your tickets here: https://thisfilmfest.com/2023/films/

Next fest: 2025. 🗓️
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1 for $15
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Find us at Shaw Theatres Lido and check out these comfy outfit yourself!
Join us for our last film screening for THIS Buddhist Film Festival till 2025!

https://thisfilmfest.com/2023/films/i-leave-home/

I Leave Home is a charming road trip about two middle-aged men persevering and striving towards their goals and objectives. With pretty landscapes, majestic Korean Buddhist temples and a cast of inclusive characters, this movie was chosen as the Opening Film for the One World One Flower International Buddhist Film Festival in South Korea in 2022. Do not miss the Singapore premiere of our closing film!

Tickets available at https://www.sistic.com.sg/events/bff0923n
Join us the dialogue with the director of LEAVING HOME 出家 tonight!

Kevin Huang is the youngest film director at THISBFF 2023. He's only 23 years old! 😱

It's impressive that he's able to produce this work that embodies such deep meaning at this age and given the limited resources he had while in school.

We've got many questions about his journey as a young filmmaker and his perspective of Buddhism.

Come join us!

This film will be screened with two other films: VOWS, ALMS.

Link to purchase👉: bit.ly/thisbff2023-leaving-home
Thank you all for your support and love throughout the Film Festival!

Here are some beautiful moments captured by Brother Erwin Tan.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set?vanity=THISBFF&set=a.813076044153128

We'll be posting more over the next few days. Stay tuned!