"Se-gye-il-hwa: The whole world is a single flower."
Four letters were enough. The late Korean zen master Man-gong needed not so many words to enlighten many. You and I are not separate because we complete each other. Finding truth in that brings peace to the whole world.
One World One Flower International Buddhist Film Festival (OIBFF) is a get-together for all in search of peace and compassion. Regardless of your religious affiliation, you are invited to reflect with us on the truth that we all came from the same roots.
The festival began as the first repeating Buddhist film festival in East Asia in 2021. It is now organized by the Graduate School of Digital Image and Contents at Dongguk University and supported by the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism.
In 2022, the festival is accepting submissions of short films for the first time.
In 2023, the festival screened various Korean premiere Buddhist films in Chungmu-ro, the center of Korean film culture.
2024 OIBFF is not going to have awards and prizes. The screening fee will be negotiated after the selection.
As long as they have Buddhist subjects or themes, any films are welcome!
"Buddhist" here is open to interpretations.