MESSAGE FROM THE FESTIVAL DIRECTOR, FADLY BAKHTIAR
We are a few months away from the Festival (October 14-16 2016) and we are excited that the film submissions are gaining traction. To date, KLEFF has received 89 films submissions from over 26 countries!
The KLEFF portal is still open for film submissions and you can head to our official website, www.kleff.my for more information. The late submission deadline is on June 30th 2016.
Screening of “Sunset Over Selungor” at TARUC, 15th March 2016
This film was made by Ross Harrison, one of the winner of KLEFF 2014. This film is an intimate insight into a unique way of life by Penan tribe and their stuggle to keep their livelihood against logging and development. KLEFF recently conduct a screening at TARUC where more than 80 students watched several short documentaries about the environment.
Screening of “Mantanani: Struggle for an Alternative Livelihood” at Impact Hub, KL
Honorary advisor of KLEFF, Yasmin Rasyid was invited to speak at the Impact Hub KL recently and her opening speech included a short film screening of a film that shares the plight of 1000 villagers in the island of Mantanani. More than 80 diverse participants enjoyed the short film.
Host your own film screening today!
Did you know you can host your own film screening? Yes you can. Use the power of films to encourage your community members, school mates or office colleagues and get them on a journey to learn about positive actions for the planet today.
The KLEFF Announces Partnership with Seven Malaysian Top Universities. Check out which universities are taking environmental storytelling and film making to the next level by partnering with KLEFF. Click here to read more.
Call for Sponsorship and Partnerships. Find out how your organization, company or even school can be part of our efforts to empower and inspire Malaysians to take positive actions for the planet. Click here to read more.
ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL KUALA LUMPUR ECO FILM FESTIVAL
Now in its 9th year, the Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival, produced by environmental NGO, EcoKnights features environment-themed documentary, feature, animated, archival, and experimental and children's films from around the world. KLEFF showcases ground breaking films, traversing the relationship between humans and their environments, challenging the way people think about the natural world and inspiring them to discuss, explore and act on important environmental issues. The films will be shown at various venues around Kuala Lumpur, including art spaces, cafes, universities, high schools, corporate officers and community theatres. Filmmakers and special guests will discuss their work at the festival. Most screenings are free to the public and include discussion with filmmakers or scientists on emerging environmental concerns and issues.
The Festival’s signature programs include the Green Market, Film Making Workshops, the KLEFF Awards Night, Green Vibes and more. The Festival hosts a number of juried cash awards, as well as audience awards.
The KLEFF’s official host venue is Publika Solaris. More information can be found at www.kleff.my.
EcoKnights® is a non-profit environmental organization that champions sustainable living and supports a community of film makers, and environmentalist who embody diversity, innovation and uniqueness of vision. EcoKnights’ Board of Committee Members, staff and constituents is comprised of an inclusive community of individuals across ability, age, ethnicity, gender, race and sexual orientation. EcoKnights serves the community through development-led interventions from education and awareness programs to research; and public participation programs to consultation. EK’s partners range from government agencies and communities to corporate agencies and NGOs. For more information about EcoKnights, log on to www.ecoknights.org.my.
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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.