"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.

Overall Rating
  • hojat edalatpanah

    I am very happy that my film was accepted in your festival.
    I hope this experience will be repeated again in the coming years with other films and I will be able to travel to South Korea to participate in your festival and have a close meeting.
    Many thanks
    Director of the documentary film "In Quarantine"
    from Iran

    May 2023
  • shady Al masoudy

    They are very Kind and have a purpose

    September 2022
  • Laura Aimone

    Truly fantastic Festival! Great communication from the beginning to the end, constant updates, very professional. It was a honor to be part of it with my short film The Carnival of Life. Thank you so much for your hard work and keep up with it!

    September 2022
  • I am happy that my film got screened at this festival. Thank you Team OWOFIBFF!!!

    September 2022
  • hamid alizadeh

    Thank you very much for the good festival

    September 2022