Frequently Asked Questions

What sort of films should I expect to see at the KLEFF?

Many of the films that were selected by the jury committee of KLEFF resonate environmental issues from a broad spectrum. Some of the films are about wildlife conservation and threats, while some are documentaries that tells us the impact of the progress on the environment. One of is for sure though, most of the films screened are inspirational, educational and motivational. KLEFF film screenings include both local and international films from all genres and for all ages. Apart from the film screenings, the audience gets an opportunity to mingle with the film makers, environmental advocates and activists, community groups and also film makers that are all passionate about one thing – the environment. In short, KLEFF presents Malaysians with informative and entertaining films that will raise one’s consciousness on the interconnected ecological, social and economic dimensions of our planet and lives.

What are the benefits of submitting a film?

The main benefit is that you will get the opportunity to share your stories and make an impact on the perspectives of the audience of KLEFF. If your film is selected by the panel of jury committee, you will be able to enjoy the following benefits:

  • Consideration of your film for any of the award categories offered (feature film/full length documentary, short film, short documentary, animation, music video, public service announcement (PSAS)
  • You will be able to promote and market your film to a diverse audience
  • Opportunities to have your film mentioned in the local media
  • Invitation to attend KLEFF in October 2016 with goodies
  • Opportunity to host a talk, forum or workshop with other film makers if you are selected to attend the festival
  • All access pass to all festival side activities and programs
What is the theme of KLEFF?

Our mission, to celebrate the power of film to inspire, educate, and motivate audiences on environmental topics, is an excellent starting point in considering if your film is relevant for KLEFF. Films most likely to be selected will fit with our mission. Films should cover environmental topics, but can certainly overlap with social, economic, spiritual, or other themes. We do not limit the films chosen to ones that, to us, have the right answers. It is more important that the films are thought-provoking. This is an open forum designed to inspire awareness and action on a myriad of worldwide environmental topics. The quality of the film production will also be considered and weighed. All genres, including documentaries, narratives, shorts, children’s films, and experimental films are all welcome and will be given equal consideration.

How do I submit a film?

Before you submit a film, it’s good to give the guidelines a quick read-through ensuring that you understand the guidelines for the film submission, selection and competition.

Once you agree to the guidelines, you can easily click here and select your submission options.

Is it possible to submit more than one film?

Yes of course however the submission fee remains the same for each submission. There are also various fee structures available. Please click on the guidelines to read the fees structure for film submissions.

What are the categories for the KLEFF film competition?

For 2016, there are 6 categories where film makers can vie:

  1. Feature length film/full-length documentary
  2. Short documentary
  3. Animation
  4. Short film
  5. Public Service Announcements
  6. Students’ Animation (theme is specifically Energy Efficiency)
  7. Jury Award
How can I contact the KLEFF Secretariat?

You can contact the KLEFF Secretariat at:

Festival Coordinator, Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival 2016
C/o EcoKnights,
41, Lorong Burhanuddin Helmi 11,
Taman Tun Dr Ismail,
60000 Kuala Lumpur
Telephone: +603.7731.8361
Fax: +603.7731.8361.


Can my company or organization sponsor or partner KLEFF?

Yes, we have a number of exciting sponsorship opportunities. Become a part of our unique and expanding non-profit festival and create magical social impact with the team at EcoKnights. Share your organization’s mission, gain increased exposure for your support of environmental awareness and connect with audiences from the Klang Valley and beyond.

Download our 2016 Sponsorship Packet here.