Press Release 25 January 2017
Kuala Lumpur, 24 Jan 2017 — Not-for-profit environmental organisation EcoKnights, together with its partners, MAP and Publika, have teamed up in presenting the 10th International Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF) to mobilise global action towards environmental concerns.
The Festival will be held for a week from October 23-29th 2017 at Publika. Currently, KLEFF has just launched its 2017 film submission platform.
Local and international film makers are encouraged to submit their environmental stories to the Festival’s film competition where eight award categories will be up for grabs from Best Film to Best Documentary, Best Animation, Best PSA to Special Jury Award. The annual festival aims to promote and mobilize environmental actions among Malaysians through a multi-faceted cinematic experience.
This year’s theme for the film competition is “Call for Action”. This year the festival is looking for films of all genres and lengths that promote positive environmental action in communities, businesses and governments.
Films submitted will be selected by a jury committee based on the environmental content, and the technical aspects of film making such as cinematography, editing, sound and script. The panel of judges will consider relevant sustainability narratives, methods of storytelling, technical finesse, and other attributes of filmmaking in the judging process.
The call for entries will close on 30 June, 2017 and finalists will be announced in early August. Winners will be presented at an awards ceremony. Filmmakers are encouraged to submit their films online at www.filmfreeway.com/festival/KLEFF (international) or www.kleff.my (Malaysian).
Winning and finalist films will be subsequently showcased at the Festival’s screening theatre, the Black Box. Award cash and gift prizes with a value of up to RM5000 will be awarded to winning filmmakers in the respective categories.
Submissions rules and regulations and complete information regarding eligibility for the 2017 Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival are now available at www.kleff.my
About the Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival
The Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival brings together environmentalists, film makers and a diverse audience to create movements and actions that promote and embrace sustainability. A platform for passionate stories about the environment, independent filmmaking and interactive entertainment, KLEFF discover and rewards award-winning filmmakers, curates innovative and engaging workshops and talks, promotes responsible consumerism through exhibitions, and of course featuring some of the best local talents in the entertainment industry.
Founded by not-for-profit NGO EcoKnights (www.ecoknights.org.my), KLEFF has evolved from an annual event to raise the eco consciousness of Malaysians to a gathering place for local and international filmmakers, environmentalist, activists, scientists, corporate leaders, youths, and communities and the global green community. Through daily programs and activities that empower the audience to take action towards any environmental issue of concern, KLEFF provides the networking and leaning experience and explores how are can mobilize communities towards adopting a sustainable lifestyle.