About KLEFF

The 10th International Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival will be held at MAP PUBLIKA, Mont Kiara Solaris from October 23-29th 2017.

The international Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival is Malaysia’s first and longest-running environmental film festival. In the last eight years, the Festival has reached out to approximately 80,000 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 and stories such as pollution, transboundary haze, indigenous people’s rights, wildlife protection, nuclear energy, climate change, sustainable food production, waste management, local environmental heroes and more.

KLEFF promotes four 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

To celebrate the important environmental films that are advocating for changes to protect the planet

Partnering with important sustainability leaders in the country, the KLEFF is steadfastly paving the way to encourage and inspire grassroots communities to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle. Award-winning environmental films, interactive learning workshops, and creative clusters within the Festival help to stress the urgent need to take positive actions today. In addition, the KLEFF also works closely with Malaysian higher institutes of learning with the aim of assisting in the development and progression of environmental communication, innovative solutions to address today’s environmental crises, and most importantly, the KLEFF provides a networking platform for the youths of today.

The Festival offers diverse and unique opportunities such as film screenings, workshops and talks on sustainable living, fun and creative nature craft activities for children, performances, exhibitions and fairground attractions.

The Festival will be held at: MAP Publika from October 23-29th 2017.

Winner of 2015 Best Short Film

Q&A between directors and audience.

Mission

The Kuala Lumpur Environmental Film Festival (KLEFF) is a celebration of the power of film to inspire, educate, and motivate audiences. KLEFF presents thought-provoking films and dialogue that raise awareness of a wide variety of interconnected ecological, social, and economic themes. The Festival provides an experience for the audience that goes beyond passive film viewing: KLEFF inspires audiences into awareness and action.

Goals

We hope that the audiences will leave feeling that they can be a part of the solution to environmental problems. With a growing public awareness for the environment, the Festival aims to increase this groundswell through inspiring and educational films which hopefully will motivate people to go out and make a difference in their community and around the world. We involve environmental organizations and green businesses through the Green Market, where groups can share opportunities to get involved and promote sustainable consumption and productions.

While we will feature national and international films, we also hope to highlight the works of local filmmakers and foster an interest in environmental film making through mentoring and a filmmaking forum. An important component is the opportunity for open discussion related to the films, either with filmmakers or with experts on the film’s topic.

Our goal is to model sustainability in all areas of the film festival, including: reducing waste and providing recycling at screenings and events (with a goal of “Zero Waste”); offsetting carbon emissions; using recycled materials; encouraging the use of public transportation and carpooling; supporting local, organic, and fair trade producers.