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Call for Film Submissions Announced for 11th Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF)

Call for Film Submissions Announced for 11th Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF)

For Immediate Release

Malaysia’s first and longest-serving environmental film festival, the 11th Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF) is now calling for film entries!

The international Festival will take place from 22nd to 28th October 2018 at Publika Mall. This year’s thematic approach for the Festival will be focused on “Forests, Water and Climate Change”.

Film makers and organizations can submit their films in various genres such as feature films, documentaries, short films, animations and even public service announcements (PSAs). Submission is currently open from February 1st to June 39th 2018.  The jury committee welcomes submissions that can provide information, entertainment and showcases inspiring stories of people and organizations that are passionately addressing local and global environmental issues.

Two new categories have been included in this year’s Festival in partnership with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and River of Life (RoL).

The special film category by RSPO is called Responsible Shopping: i Saw-it and aims to encourage film makers to submit films that raise awareness and encourage the use of products that contain certified sustainable palm oil.

The second new category is called River of Life: Rediscover Reconnect which is a category aimed at increasing awareness, participation and empowerment among city dwellers on river awareness, conservation and protection in Malaysia.

This year’s Festival will feature ten (10) film category awards that will be conferred to films and film makers who are able to present great stories creatively and able to evoke positive action from the audience. Capture your ideas and relay in any of the 5 submission categories, ranging from Feature Films/Full-Length Documentaries (above 50 minutes), Short Documentaries/TV Documentaries (under 50 minutes), Short Film (under 30 minutes), and Public Service Announcements (under 20 minutes) or Animation (under 50 minutes).

Head to for full eligibility criteria and submission details, and browse the Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

International Submissions can be done via; whereas Local/Malaysian Submissions can be done via Closing date for all category entries are on the 30th June 2018.

Should you have any inquiries, please feel free to reach Ms. Nabila Shohimi at for further assistance.

About the Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF)

KLEFF is the country’s largest and longest-running environmental film festival. The 2018 Festival theme is “Forests, Water and Climate Change” and will take place from 22nd to 28th October 2018 at Publika Mall and various other locations in the city centre. Close to 60 films will be screened over the festival weekend, including a wide range of fun and entertaining programs and activities promoting sustainable living. For more information about KLEFF, do visit or its Facebook (Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival) and Instagram (@KLEFF_MY) page.

About the EcoKnights

EcoKnights is a not for profit organization that aims to build a nation of ecologically conscious businesses, individuals, and communities who engage in sustainable living practices. It promotes Sustainable Consumption and Production under the United Nation Development Program pillars Sustainable Development Goals. It serves the community through development-led interventions from education and awareness programs to research; and public participation programs to consultation.

About the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)

RSPO is a not for profit organization that aims to transform the market to make sustainable palm oil the norm through development and implementation of the Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO) global standards for sustainable palm oil.

About the River of Life (ROL)

ROL is a public outreach program that aims to foster partnerships and improve attitudes and behaviours of target groups to reduce pollution in the Klang River. The main objective of ROL is to generate evidential improvement in attitudes and behaviours of target groups within the Project Area towards river care and preservation in order to improve water quality and reduce pollution within the project area.

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