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August 30th 2019, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – It is time for the 12th International Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival 2019 (KLEFF 2019) to announce the results of the film competition in the Special Awards – Special Jury Award, MyForest Award and Special Merit Award 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 Special Awards are as below:


Special Jury Award
Messages From The End of The World

by Matteo Born


MyForest award (3rd place)


Cloud kingdom

by Nady Afiqah


MyForest award (2nd place)
To Find A Harpy

by Daniel O’Niell


MyForest award (1st place)
Hunting the helmetted hornbill

by Tim Laman & Tom Swartwout


Special merit award (10 Recipients)


by Sean Lin

Carbon – Building BLocks of Life

by SCM Asia


Pemung Jae

by Din Hormatov


Bringing Back Our Klang River: Exploring River of Life Public Outreach Programme (ROLPOP)

by Faradipa Arifin & Jaybee Leonardo


Ekzos Raya

by Izaq Yuzaini Bin Ismail


The last straw

by Aina Marlisa Mohariz


a broken straw

by Elizabeth Miezejeski


a better tomorrow

by Azlan Zarool


a Letter for the world

by A. Sarah Rinaldi


Tunggu Sekejap

by Women Association for Development and Innovation


A heartiest congratulation from the 12th Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival committee to the winners!! 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 ASEAN Young Filmmaker Award winner will be announced on the 3rd 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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