How has the year been so far? Over at the KLEFF Secretariat, ideas are brewing, and loads will be happening soon. First up is the 8th KLEFF Film Competition where we are now Calling for Entries. If you have a film or video (animation, short film, documentary, or TV series) about an urgent environmental issue, do submit your film to the 8th KLEFF competition today. You can view the KLEFF Film Submission Guidelines here and submit your film today.
We are also excited to have a few new partners on board this year and they are:
One of the ways that we reach out to the public and corporations is through community screenings. Host a community screening in your residential area, office or school and let the power of films enhance the understanding on environmental issues.
All you really need to host a good screening is a venue, projector and screen, and a good sound system. Leave the rest to us.
The duration of a community screening can range from one hour to two hours, and is definitely a fun way to engage your audience to learn more about environmental issues through films. To host a community screening, send us an email (email@example.com) with details such as venue, dates (if possible a few options), time, and expected number of people, and we will get back to you soonest to arrange for the screening.
Earlier this month, KLEFF hosted a screening for about 30 children and parents associated with the National Association of Gifted Children Malaysia (NAGCM) at Sunway University. To read more about it, click here.
Be a KLEFF Exhibitor today!
Every year, the KLEFF receives an average of 6000 visitors to the event.
The KLEFF will take place in Publika Mall, Solaris from 16th to 18th October 2015. One of the interesting components of KLEFF is the Green Market. This year the Green Market aims to feature at least 70 vendors representing local and international environmental NGOs, green entrepreneurs and their range of sustainable services and products, and also corporate brands.
If you are interested to be an exhibitor for a minimal donation of RM100, you can send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and our officer-in-charge will get back to you. To waive the RM100 fee, we encourage the exhibitor to contribute a public workshop (minimum duration of 1 hour) which will be aligned to the overall KLEFF activities and programs. This way, you get to promote your efforts and engage with the public directly.
Sponsor the KLEFF as Part of Your Company's CSR Initiative
The KLEFF is a not-for-profit festival and as such, relies heavily on the kind donations and sponsorship of the public and corporate sectors. If you believe that the KLEFF is a positive and inspiring platform that benefits Malaysians from all walks of life, we look forward to exploring with your brands on ways to inspire sustainability to the public and at the same time, provide good return or investments to your company.
The international Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival is Malaysia’s first and longest-running environmental film festival. In the last seven years, the Festival has reached out to approximately 71,187 Malaysians through its film screenings and programs at selected venues all over the Peninsula.
Conceptualized and organized by not-for-profit environmental organization, EcoKnights, the Festival is a platform to facilitate building a nation of ecologically conscious businesses, individuals, and communities through on-ground activities and film screenings focused on critical environmental issues such as climate change, sustainable food production, waste management and more.
KLEFF promotes three main thrusts:
To promote sustainable production and consumption or green consumerism,
To activate local activism and participation in environmental efforts through networking, and engagement in the activities lined up in KLEFF,
To promote sustainability among businesses through strategic forums and panel discussions, and
To celebrate the important environmental films that are advocating for changes to protect the planet.
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.