Years running: 15 (since 2009)


Buddhist Film Festival.


The Light of Asia Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to propagate the pristine philosophy of Buddhism primarily through audio-visual presentations. The interaction of filmmakers with scholars on the philosophy of Buddhism will be a unique experience. Submit your film on any one or more of the categories of the Competitions & Exhibitions in the Festival. Winners in all categories will be invited to a complementary stay in Sri Lanka. They will have the opportunity to participate in religious ceremonies, meditation and experience Sri Lanka’s unique historical Buddhist heritage and the breathtaking beauty the country has to offer to all filmmakers.


This competition is administered by the ‘International Vesak Buddhist Film Festival’ organizing committee.

The competition is open to citizens of all countries. Participants must be 18 or older.

One entrant may submit maximum five entries (subject to category limitations) in total in the competition. As each entry will be handled separately, you need to fill out the online submission form for each entry if you chose to submit more than one entry.

Competition submissions must not include any endorsements of products or services or any obscene, violent, racist or defamatory content. Incomplete entries or entries that do not comply with the formal specifications will be automatically disqualified.

Submissions may also not be accepted into the contest if the film/image in the entry features an identifiable individual who has not given their consent to appear or if the image features advertising or trademarks.

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Project Manager
Saman Weeraman



Sri Lanka

Official Website



No 42, Dr. Lester James Peiris Mawatha
Colombo 5 Western Province 00500
Sri Lanka

Phone: +94 771 025 017



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  • Deadline
    April 30, 2019
  • Event Dates
    18 — 20 May 2019
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