KLEFF 2017 Judges

Azuan Muda

Azuan Muda is the co-founder of TEEBTV, the “Netflix for Indies”, a multi-platform online media company showcasing independent content. Borne from his own experience in independent film production, Teeb TV is the culmination of Azuan’s vision for a Netflix-for-Indies that both curate, publish and distribute independent content to a targeted regional audience.

Challenging himself with a few friends, building innovative companies – Teeb TV is a sum of his achievement, so far, bundling innovative and creative business strategies in media, digital content, branding and entertainment.

He believes that Teeb TV will become the best avenue or outlet for independent filmmakers to share and publicise their content to the world. With more than 4 million market reach, Teeb TV harnesses its distribution networks in Indonesia and in the region.

He was awarded the LinkedIn’s 2nd Most Engaged Marketers 2015 ranking in Malaysia. An observant speaker/writer, advocating storytelling, digital content strategies and content marketing.

His passion is building innovative companies, strategic planning, formulating investment strategies, investment in media, digital content, branding, entertainment, commercialising and expanding growth companies.

This is his second year of being a judge for KLEFF.

Azwan Muda

Nurul Salmi Abdul Latip

Nurul Salmi Abdul Latip is a senior lecturer with the School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang. After graduating from Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, she went on to complete an MSc in Environmental Remote Sensing from University of Aberdeen, UK, and later, a PhD in Landscape Ecology from the University of Nottingham, UK.

Dr. Salmi’s researches on conservation issues in various ecosystems and the wildlife they interact or conflict with, highlighting impacts from human activities as part of the ecological responses. Some past projects include wetland studies of some major river basins in Peninsular Malaysia in partnership with Malaysian Remote Sensing Agency, collaborated with the Department of Fisheries for an ecological study of Pulau Layang-Layang in Sabah, conducted terrestrial-aquatic studies of selected mangrove ecosystems in Penang and Kedah, and assessing human-wildlife interactions in human dominated landscapes. Past studies have also collaborated with the NGO, Save Our Seahorses (SOS) to map seahorse diversity, distribution and explore their conservation issues in Penang, and worked with local community to assess water quality in their fish culture ponds. Dr. Salmi has also been the coordinator and instructor for a number of biodiversity courses for participants from Canada, the US and Japan. Current research interests are wildlife as bioindicators to human impacts in ecosystems in Penang, Kedah and Perak, integration of social elements in ecological research, biodiversity security and sustainable education.

As an advocate for sustainability, Dr. Salmi is an Associate Fellow with USM’s Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), which main aim is to create public awareness and understanding of SD. With the RCE Penang’s team, Dr. Salmi provides ESD training, for example, the recent ESD workshop held for local, Vietnamese and Cambodian teachers. Dr. Salmi is also active in community programs including conducting nature camps for school children, as an international jury for schools’ science competition, organise mangrove replanting and beach clean-up activities with local community in Penang and Kedah, liaise waste segregation programs with local community, volunteering with various NGOs, and, at other times, always looking out for exciting new adventures to keep her occupied.

Nurul Salmi Abdul Latip

Fadly Bakhtiar

Fadly Bakhtiar is the Festival Director of the Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival and Programme Director of EcoKnights. Responsible in the planning and overseeing of the festival, Fadly has been with EcoKnights and KLEFF for 10 amazing years.

With his mission to cultivate people with important environmental issues, Fadly is one of the judges for KLEFF 2017. He believes that films are great medium in injecting environmental awareness to the audience and that it provides an easy access for the public to understand about environmental protection.

As the Festival Director of KLEFF, Fadly has keen eyesight in great films as he has been with KLEFF for nearly a decade. This is his second year of being a judge for KLEFF.