The official closing date for film submission is here and we are excited in anticipation of this year’s film screening line up. To date, we have received more than 120 films submitted by Malaysian and international film makers. Now would be the time for the jury committee to review the films for selection, followed by the judging process.
In addition, many of the on-ground activities are currently being planned for October and if you’re still interested to be part of the festival, whether as a collaborator or a participant, do drop us an email.
If you’re interested to be part of KLEFF this year as a partner or sponsor, do check out the 2015 KLEFF Info Kit here or contact KLEFF’s Festival Director, Fadly Bakhtiar at email@example.com
Film making workshop with American director, producer and editor, Lawrence Johnson at Point College
On 9 June 2015, EcoKnights joined US Embassy and Point College to hold a film making workshop with American director, producer and editor, Lawrence Johnson. The audience of youths from various educational institutions discussed the concepts related to film making that would help bring out the intended message, such as understanding different cultures. The students were also invited to submit their original productions related to the environment for the chance to be featured during the 8th KL Eco Film Festival in October 2015.
Host A Community Screening
In the last one month, KLEFF has been busy hosting screenings in universities, colleges and also in corporate offices. These community screenings is 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
Registration to the Green Market is now closed!
We would like to thank all the local and international organizations and companies that have submitted their applications to be part of the 2015 KLEFF Green Market exhibitors. We have received applications from 17 local and international NGOs, and 40 enterprises.
KLEFF will be announcing the successful applicants for the Green Market in July 2015. So stay tune for updates.
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.