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August 26th 2019, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – After weeks of reviewing 25 finalist films, the 12th International Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival 2019 (KLEFF 2019) have announced the results of the film competition in the 5 KLEFF general awards based on the theme ‘Climate Action…Now!’.

Festival director Fadly Bakhtiar presented the results along with the other jury members – Dr. Chen Pelf Nyok of Turtle Conservation Society of Malaysia (TCS) and Elina Jani of Malaysian Green Technology Corporation.


The winning films for the 5 awards are as below:


Beyond Climate

by Ian Mauro


Best Short Documentary

Education on The Boat – A New Hope For Tomorrow

by KM Taj-Biul Hasan


Best Short Film


by Sean Lin


Best Animation
Barely Alive

by Chan Ming Chun


Best Public Service Announcement (PSA)
Carbon – Building Blocks of Life

by SCM Asia


A heartiest congratulation from the 12th Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival committee to the winners of the 5 winning films of the KLEFF general awards!! The winners will be contacted by the committee via email for the arrangement of the winners to attend the KLEFF 2019 Award Ceremony.


The KLEFF 2019 Award Ceremony will be held on the 10th October at IGEM 2019 in Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.


The special award winners as well as the Special Merit Award winners (for Malaysian filmmakers) will be announced on 30th August 2019 6:00PM (GMT+8).


For more information about the Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival or its organizer, EcoKnights, please contact


About the Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF)

The KLEFF is run and organized by local environmental NGO, EcoKnights. Now in its 12th year, the goal of the festival is to provide the Malaysian community with environmental films, workshops, talks, forums, discussions, and eco-vendors in an effort to improve awareness for environmental issues. The KLEFF 2019 is supported by a variety of corporate sponsors, NGO’s, vendors, media outlets, and members of the public. Detailed information about the KLEFF, along with a complete list of sponsors and partners, can be found on their website


About EcoKnights

EcoKnights is a not-for-profit environmental organization with the Malaysian Registrar of Societies. Founded in 2005 by Yasmin Rasyid, the organization focuses on community based environmental education and awareness projects that help Malaysians to understand and deal with environmental issues that affect them. EcoKnights offers a variety of programs for the community including Sentinels of Time photography competition, Knights of Nature Sustainability Camp, Anugerah Hijau youth competition, and the Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF), which is now in its 12th year. EcoKnights also provides community films screenings, organizes environmental talks and workshops, and provides consultation and programming for environmental corporate social responsibility efforts.

For more information about EcoKnights and their programs, visit their website at


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