The 7th Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival has announced that 116 films from more than 20 countries will be eligible for the film competition this October 16-18th, 2015 at Publika. Stories range from tiger conservation to urban solutions to the growing global food crisis, from threats of consumerism to the environment and sustainable production and consumption.
Applications to be an exhibitor at this year’s Green Market is now closed and we are happy to announce that this year we will see the participation of 34 green businesses, 22 NGOs and 8 sustainable food and beverage vendors.
The Green Market is a permanent feature of KLEFF promoting sustainable consumption and production to the general public. From upcycled fashion to planet-friendly household cleaning products, the Green Market will be promoting local and international products, services and environmental causes to Malaysians.
Juice Works is the KLEFF’s Official Drinks Partner
The KLEFF is proud to announce that Juice Works is the Festival’s official drinks partner. As part of this partnership, Juice Works will be kindly sponsoring 300 free drink vouchers for their Lychee Cooler (lychee and watermelon) 450ml for the festival volunteers.
KLEFF needs dedicated volunteers who can assist us at the festival based on their skills and time. As such, we hope that by applying to be a KLEFF Volunteer, you are sure of your ability to commit time and energy to make this Festival a success. Thus, we hope you will consider joining us in making a difference to society at KLEFF.
Sneak Peek of This Year’s Films that Will Be Screened
Banking Nature is a new documentary about putting a price on nature. Produced by Java Films, this film investigates the commercialization of the natural world. Protecting our planet has become big business with companies promoting new environmental markets. This involves species banking, where investors buy up vast swathes of land, full of endangered species, to enable them to sell ‘nature credits’. Companies whose actions destroy the environment are now obliged to buy these credits and new financial centers have sprung up, specializing in this trade.
Many respected economists believe that the best way to protect nature is to put a price on it. But others fear that this market in nature could lead to companies having a financial interest in a species’ extinction. There are also concerns that - like the subprime mortgage crisis of 2008 - the market in nature credits is bound to crash. And there are wider issues at stake. What guarantees do we have that our natural inheritance will be protected? And should our ecological heritage be for sale?
Tune in to the KLEFF website soon for details on screening times, dates and venue of Banking Nature at the 7th Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival.
The Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF) is organized by EcoKnights, a non-for-profit environmental organization registered with the Registrar of Societies Malaysia. EcoKnights' core focus areas are in environmental education and awareness using innovative and creative platforms such as the KLEFF. More information about EcoKnights can be obtained from www.ecoknights.org.my.