Buddhist Film Foundation, Inc.

Buddhist Film Foundation, Inc.

P.O. Box 22755
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 601-5111
Website: www.buddhistfilmfoundation.org

Gaetano Kazuo Maida
Executive Director

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 2000
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 2001
Number of sponsored projects: 20

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
3% to 10%, depending on scale of the project and number of services provided

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission/values
  • Type of service
  • Other: Project must be a media production or project with subject, location or key creatives identified with Buddhist issues/ideas or implications. Project must demonstrate that it is not primarily a commercial undertaking (i.e., for profit).

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Arts and culture

Services we offer projects:

  • Organizational development
  • Other: Technical assistance: development strategies, draft reviews, personnel recommendations, distribution and promotion strategies, strategic alliances, budget reviews, community outreach programs.

Organization description:
BFF is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to supporting, archiving, preserving, developing and promoting motion pictures that have Buddhist subjects, writers/directors or implications.  BFF produces the International Buddhist Film Festival, operates the Festival Media distribution service, and is developing Buddhist Film Channel, an international TVOD platform.