Creativity comes in all sorts of forms, with films being one of them. We believe that the power of film has the ability to educate and advocate for environmental issues by painting a bigger picture of the world through the lenses of creativity.
Taking action is the next crucial step for each individual to play a role in making a change for the environment. We believe that the power of experiential learning can inspire and empower individuals from different walks of life to work together for a greener environment.
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We believe that films with great environmental messages and thought-provoking perspectives should be given a chance to be in the KLEFF Film Competition. The committee will choose films that qualify into the finalist round and if chosen as a winner, will be awarded during the KLEFF Award Ceremony.
The centre of attraction of the festival, this activity advocates the usage of films as a tool of communication in spreading the message of environmentalism. Films of various genres from different countries are screened during KLEFF for the public to learn more about the different happenings of the world through the lens of filmmakers.
KLEFF-Lite is a program where we screen the very best KLEFF films from previous festivals to communities that cannot join our festival due to financial or physical constraints, to ensure equal access to environmental knowledge for all.
An award ceremony where award-winning films are recognised and celebrated not only by KLEFF but also its partners from the governmental and corporate sectors.
Each year, there will be the general award categories and special award categories for films to participate in. Invited guests will also be able to network with the filmmakers, panel jury, festival partners, media and environment advocates.
Seeds For Stories (S4S)
Seed for Stories is a program connecting filmmakers with passionate creative youths in order to pass on the art of film-making to a new generation. Participants will learn film-making skills from established KLEFF filmmakers, so they can make their own films in the future and ensure their message is heard. Stay tuned for more news about ‘seed for stories’ by subscribing to our newsletter and social media.
Virtual Reality (VR) Zone
We are introducing Virtual Reality as a new medium of technology to immerse audiences in our award-wining films which feature mesmerizing and compelling storylines in the theme of environmental advocacy. As a new addition to the festival, this technology will allow audiences to interact with the content they watch and gain insights about current challenges and informative solutions, as presented by our local filmmakers.
Featuring special curation of booths which promotes United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal 12: Sustainable Consumption and Production. Transforming the regular market into a curated platform, Impact Market consists of a set of goals and direction to create opportunity in shaping conscious consumerism which contributes to sustainable living.
School of Sustainability (SOS)
The SOS brings various educational classes to the public in environmental and sustainability education that adopts fun and interactive practical learning. SOS touches on topics such as urban farming, community-centric waste management and art with nature. Definitely a great program for all ages!
Through smart partnerships with different organizations and individuals, the Act4SDGs is a platform for various pocket events that act as catalysts to create an impact for the environment and communities, calling for action in different Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Through innovating new approaches in fundraising, this component creates opportunities for everyone in contributing to environmental initiatives of KLEFF.
Participating folks will donate funds through the purchase of coupons. They will then play and win carnival games infused with environmental messages in order to stand a chance to redeem exciting prizes with the support our partners.
Curated by KLEFF and local and international partners, Wajah Bumi is a platform that provides the opportunity for various forms of art advocating for the environment, community and sustainability. The past exhibitions involved talented artists such as Kendy Mitot, Shaq Koyok, Alena Murang, Christine Das, Amri Ginang and many more.
A lineup of various performances focusing on spreading environmental messages to the public. These local performances are performed in all genres and types (like dance, music, and spoken word) in order to encourage more people about being more environmentally aware.
Volunteers help the working committee to make each KLEFF successful. Every year we get around 200+ applications. They get exposure to the various efforts of sustainability in Malaysia together with an education and awareness on sustainability and what they can do. The youth makes up most of volunteers every year.
‘Pick Your Side’ Petition
As a mandate to this year’s KLEFF, the festival aims to collect public petitions through film screening sessions, whereby the collective response will be used to request for governmental support towards environmental education and advocacy. The goal is to collect at least 10,000 signs as a mark for a bottoms-up approach to the demand for screening award-winning environmental films in the mainstream media.