KLEFF 2024 to Celebrate Sustainability Through Cinema


16th Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Fest 2024 (KLEFF 2024) to Celebrate Sustainability Through Cinema

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — April 1st, 2024

The 16th International Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Fest (KLEFF) is thrilled to announce its return this year! KLEFF is back with renewed vigor, both as a physical and digital film festival. Mark your calendars for October 2024 as we embark on another inspiring journey of environmental awareness and advocacy.

A Thank You to Our Supporters

The festival committee extends its heartfelt gratitude to the partners, exhibitors, filmmakers, performers, vendors, workshop coordinators, volunteers, and visitors who supported the 15th edition of KLEFF 2023. Your unwavering commitment to environmental consciousness and sustainable living has been the driving force behind our success. Together, we’ve made a significant impact, and we’re excited to continue this journey with you.

Water: Sustainably Yours

Inspired by the 2024 World Water Day theme, KLEFF breathes new life into its mission. This year’s concept revolves around the idea of emphasizing the importance of responsible water stewardship and sustainability. Water serves as one of the elements that forms a nexus at the heart of sustainable development. Apart from Water – Food – Energy, we believe that every individual’s actions matter, and collectively, we can create positive change. 

Thus, supported and funded by the National Commission of Water Services (SPAN), KLEFF 2024 will be mobilized to be one of the platforms that utilize audiovisual outreach in bringing awareness and action in sustainable water management.

       This is exactly what KLEFF2024’s mission is since its birth 16 years ago: connect everyone, spread every word, and empower and inspire everybody to adopt a sustainable lifestyle, a lifestyle based on wise and informed decision-making process towards the well-being of all generations, now and the future.

       ’Water: Sustainably Yours’ highlights the importance of sincere and internally-motivated behavior based on a good informed decision-making process. This is the main aim of KLEFF: to provide the most updated information to the public to empower them to act wisely and sincerely.

– Amlir Ayat, Honorary Advisor of KLEFF

Let’s inspire reflection, awareness, and action on water-related environmental issues, highlighting the connection between water conservation, ecosystem health, and human well-being.

Film Submission Is Now Open

Filmmakers, storytellers, and eco-enthusiasts, this is your moment! Film submissions for KLEFF 2024 are now open on 1st April 2024 via our FilmFreeway platform: https://filmfreeway.com/kleff. While the film festival looks for thought-provoking films that are relevant to the KLEFF’s theme – ‘Water: Sustainably Yours’, stories that surround the three pillars of sustainability – environment, society and economy, are also encouraged. Whether you’re a seasoned filmmaker or a budding talent, KLEFF 2024 serves as a platform for you to share your vision, stories and messages that help contribute to the global dialogue on sustainability. 


KLEFF 2024 will recognize outstanding contributions through various awards:

  1. General Awards (not limited to the festival’s theme: ‘Water: Sustainably Yours)
  • Best Feature Film Award
  • Best Short Documentary Award
  • Best Short Film Award
  • Best Animation Award
  • Best Public Service Announcement (PSA) Award
  1. Special Awards
  • Special Water Sustainability Film Award (open to films that relate to the festival theme: ‘Water: Sustainably Yours)
  • Best ASEAN Story Award (open to films related to ASEAN countries, not limited to the festival’s theme: ‘Water: Sustainably Yours )
  • Special Jury Award (not limited to the festival’s theme)
  • Special Merit Award (open to Malaysian filmmakers)

Join Us on the Journey

As we gear up for KLEFF 2024, we invite you to be part of this transformative experience. Submit your films, engage with our community, and let’s create ripples of change together.

For more information, visit our official website: 16th International Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Fest 2024. Stay tuned for updates, and let’s make KLEFF 2024 a celebration of sustainability, creativity, and hope!


The International Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Fest (KLEFF), conceptualized and organized by EcoKnights, a not-for-profit environmental organization, has been Malaysia’s homegrown environmental film festival for the past 16 years. Through film screenings, on-ground activities, and strategic partnerships, KLEFF aims to build a nation of Environment-Society-Governance (ESG)-conscious individuals. Our platform focuses on critical sustainability topics, empowering audiences to make wise choices.

Connect with KLEFF:

KLEFF Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KLEFFMY/ 
KLEFF Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kleffmy/
EcoKnights Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EcoKnights
EcoKnights Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/EcoKnights
AirKita Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/airkitatanggungjawabbersama/
AirKita Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/airkita_malaysia


Press Contact:
Sarah Shahab, Festival Coordinator, sarah@ecoknights.org.my

Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF) Announces Finalist Film Selections and Inaugural Physical Screenings


Kuala Lumpur, 1st February 2024 — The Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF) is thrilled to announce the selection of finalists for its highly anticipated finale film screenings. After careful consideration and deliberation, the festival committee has curated an exceptional lineup of films across five categories, showcasing compelling narratives and thought-provoking content on environmental sustainability.

The selected films span a diverse range of genres and formats, including feature films, short films, documentaries, animations, and public service announcements. Each film offers a unique perspective on pressing environmental issues and highlights the collective pursuit of low-impact living.

Congratulations to the following finalist films (in alphabetical order):

1. Feature Film / Long Documentary

Film TitleFilm Maker
Forest StoriesBy Ekaterina Piltenko & Olga Ramora
Guardians of The ShoreBy Mark Nyambang
Mentawai – Souls of the ForestBy Joo Peter
Mekong ApocalypseBy Michael Buckley
UnhuskBy Jue Wang

2. Short Documentary

Film TitleFilm Maker
Hearing from the DolphinBy 弘榤 張
Lost LandsBy Andy Ball
Resan, The Story of TreesBy Antonieta Buaton
The IndicatorsBy Kurt Sensenbrenner
To SowBy Gravinda Putra Perdana
Vegan TableBy Moonkyung Kim & Seong Heo

3. Short Film

Film TitleFilm Maker
BoréeBy Alex Dubois
Dragon FruitBy J.Brown
The Memories of UsBy Jerry Foo Thai Li
#planBBy Ulrica de la Mar

4. Animation

Film TitleFilm Maker
ChimborazoBy Keila Cepeda
Footprints In The ForestBy Juhaidah Joemin & Sandra Khoo
Go Go Giwas: Sowing Dream SeedsBy Suet-Er Hee & Yi-Feng Kao
The Life and Times of JenahBy Quek Yew Aun
The Menace from AboveBy Mariam Khayat

5. Public Service Announcement (PSA)

Film TitleFilm Maker
HijauBy Zulzarif Irfan
Mana Aku TauBy Mohsen Bin Miskam
PelampungBy Mohsen Bin Miskam
Tiga Tips Jimat AirBy Hafiz Bin Abdullah Sima
Water Scarcity and Climate Change – A Wake-Up CallBy Azilah Abd Aziz
What Goes Up Must Come DownBy Farah Landemaine & Abyan Junus-Nishizawa

These films serve as powerful vehicles for raising awareness, sparking conversations, and inspiring positive action towards a more sustainable future. In an exciting development, the selected films will be featured in the screenings at the EcoCine Zone, Cengal Room, located within the picturesque IWK Eco Park Pantai Dalam. This marks the first physical screening event for KLEFF since the onset of the global pandemic, underscoring the festival’s commitment to adapting and evolving in challenging times.

The physical screenings will take place on the 17th and 18th of February, offering attendees a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in captivating films and engage with fellow enthusiasts in a safe and inspiring environment.

KLEFF extends heartfelt congratulations to all the finalists and expresses gratitude to the filmmakers for their contributions to the festival. The selected films represent the best of environmental filmmaking and serve as catalysts for positive change.

For more information about the Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Fest or its organizer, EcoKnights, please contact info@kleff.my.  or the festival manager, Nabila at nabila@ecoknights.org.my. For KLEFF partnership and collaboration, you may reach our KLEFF Festival Director at fadly@ecoknights.org.my.


The International KLEFF is Malaysia’s first and longest-serving platform promoting sustainable living through showcases of environment-themed films, workshops, talks, exhibitions, Impact Market, local performances and other engaging activities. Organized by EcoKnights, KLEFF features groundbreaking films that kindle important dialogues, traversing the relationship between humans and their environments, challenging how people think about the natural world and inspiring them to discuss, explore and act on important environmental issues. For more information about KLEFF, kindly visit its official page at kleff.my and for more current updates, find us on Facebook at @KualaLumpurEcoFilmFestival and Instagram and Twitter.


EcoKnights is an environmental non-governmental organization (NGO) registered with the Registrar of Societies Malaysia. EcoKnights’ core focus areas are environmental education; smart partnerships; strategic engagement and on-ground efforts as well as capacity building of youths. In these areas, EcoKnights focuses on working with key  stakeholders to deliver strategically designed developmental interventions, further contributing to positive social, environmental and economic change. More information about EcoKnights can be obtained from www.ecoknights.org.my. For more current updates on what EcoKnights is up to, find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @EcoKnights.

For media enquiries, please contact:

Shahirah Anuar,
Sustainability Communication Officer of EcoKnights,
shahirah@ecoknights.org.my / 01156342344


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

We are thrilled to announce that the Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF) 2023 has officially partnered with Indah Water Konsortium, IWK Eco Park @ Pantai Dalam, Kuala Lumpur as our Official Venue Partner. This partnership marks a significant milestone in our commitment to promoting environmental awareness through the power of film.

IWK Eco Park, located in Pantai Dalam Kuala Lumpur, is an iconic venue known for its commitment to sustainability and community engagement. Their dedication to these values aligns seamlessly with the mission of KLEFF, making this partnership a natural fit.

The KLEFF 2023 will take place from 17 to 18 of February 2024. We are excited to host a diverse range of eco-friendly films, green workshops, recyclables collection campaign, live performances, forum and panel discussions that inspire action and foster understanding of the environment and sustainability.

We are grateful to IWK Eco Park Pantai Dalam for their support and look forward to a successful event that will leave a lasting impact on our community.

Visit our website for more information about KLEFF.


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Is there a place where all 8 billion of us can live happily ever after? It’s a bold, utopian question. In the real world, we may have different approaches to living without constant concern. We’re on the verge of urgency, actively building a community that embraces the world’s vulnerability—climate change and environmental issues.

We are thrilled to unveil the theme for the Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF) 2023: “Low Impact Living”. This theme embodies our dedication to promoting sustainable practices that reduce our environmental footprint.

What is Low Impact Living?
Low Impact Living is a lifestyle choice that aims to minimize one’s impact on the environment. It involves making conscious decisions in our daily lives, from the products we buy to the way we travel, to reduce waste and conserve resources.

KLEFF 2023: A Platform for Change
The KLEFF 2023, scheduled from [Start Date] to [End Date] at IWK Eco Park Pantai Dalam, will delve into the concept of Low Impact Living. We will showcase a diverse range of films, conduct workshops, and host panel discussions that inspire action and foster understanding of the environment and sustainability.

Join Us in Making a Difference
We invite everyone to join us in exploring the possibilities of Low Impact Living. Discover how you can make a difference and contribute to the health of our planet. Every small change can have a big impact.

For more information about KLEFF 2023 and the theme of Low Impact Living, please visit our website.

Together, let’s embrace Low Impact Living and create a sustainable future for all.

Visit our website for more information about KLEFF.

15th International Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Dear friends, supporters, and enthusiasts of the International Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Fest!

We are excited to announce the return of the Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF) for its 2023 edition. After a challenging period, we are back with renewed energy and commitment to promote environmental awareness and sustainable living through the power of film.

The KLEFF 2023 will take place from 17th to 18th February 2024. This year, we are set to host a diverse range of eco-friendly films, green workshops, recyclables collection campaign, live performances, forum and panel discussions that inspire action and foster understanding of the environment and sustainability.

We invite everyone to join us in this celebration of film and the environment, as we strive to make a positive impact on our community and the world.

Visit our website for more information about KLEFF

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