H2O

Film Title : H2O

Duration : 00:06:31 Filmmaker : Fathima Shanaz Theme : Human & Development, Pollution
Synopsis : There is a big Forest. Birds are flying here and there. Animals are wandering about. There is a river flowing across the forest. It’s drizzling. The forest is adorned with a rainbow. Chirping of the birds and the sound of rain is heard in the background. Suddenly, at the end of the forest, the light of gun firing, and black fumes can be seen. The war continues to grow and fades out eventually. Again, it rains. At the end of the rain, the sun rises. It is a very calm and beautiful forest. A man comes to this beautiful forest. He hunts an animal. There are few humans who cut the forest down with axes. Gradually people come, cut down the forest and make it a city. A church, a temple, a Hindu temple and a Mosque is built at the same time. The city is being created after destroying the forest. Suddenly, a thundering noise is heard. A pouring rain falls. Gradually the city drowns. People shout and run here and there. The religious monuments are being destroyed and the city gets destroyed too. Humans come down floating. A small girl also comes down floating. After her, the previously seen animals such as rabbits, elephants, and deer come floating too. The movie ends with the little girl getting trapped in a droplet of water. In the major theme of this movie, the struggle humans must go through due to the destruction of nature and the deforestation is portrayed. Also this short film showcases how the society which is created by capitalism always creates chaos.

Cascarita

Film Title : Cascarita

Duration : 00:04:15 Filmmaker : Jim Barrera Theme : Energy Conservation, Climate change
Synopsis : A wind-up toy finds himself out of energy constantly, being unable to play with his battery-charged friends. He will soon find how to overcome this and help his friends on the way out of non-renewable energy dependence.

I AM VITAL

Film Title : I AM VITAL

Duration : 00:06:04 Filmmaker : Florian Ledoux Theme : Water
Synopsis : Bears dance every year in the Romanian Carpathians. During this ancestral celebration, men don bear furs and parade the streets. Wear the courage of this great predator and summon the strength to face the year ahead. In a country that hosts the largest bear population in Europe, men and bears have been close neighbors for centuries. Nowadays, the borders between their territories are thinning. To the point they sometimes intertwine… Echilibru offers an insight into a world without borders, at the dawn of a new equilibrium.

Species per aquam – Biodiversity between the Ticino Valley and the Alps

Film Title : Species per aquam – Biodiversity between the Ticino Valley and the Alps

Duration : 00:12:44 Filmmaker : Marco Tessaro Theme : Ecology, Biodiversity
Synopsis : The upper Ticino Valley is blessed with numerous protected areas. But protection cannot be achieved through titles alone: in-depth scientific knowledge is crucial to understanding the ecological value of an area and the extent of the threats it faces. The Species per Aquam project has acquired this knowledge and translated it into practical environmental improvement efforts.

AYEO

Film Title : AYEO

Duration : 00:03:00 Filmmaker : Jacob Updyke Theme : Climate Change
Synopsis : In the midst of a desolate wasteland, a farmer boy hopes and dreams that he may one day see a real live bird. Amidst the wreckage of climate change and on the heels of mass extinction, little AYEO represents the future of humanity if climate change is not addressed. In the parlance of the Internet, AIO means “All In One”. Spelled a little differently, little AYEO represents the reality of our interconnectedness and our need to behave as one people.

Pakistan’s Himalayan Meltdown

Film Title : Pakistan’s Himalayan Meltdown

Duration : 00:49:47 Filmmaker : Shehzad Hameed Ahmad Theme : Community, Water
Synopsis : The word Himalaya means House of Snow, being the second largest icecap outside the polar regions. But, it’s melting at the fastest rate in human history. One-third of the Himalayan glaciers is projected to melt away by the end of this century due to climate change, threatening the supply of water to nearly 2 billion people across South Asia. We discover how water became a major flash point between arch-rivals India and Pakistan, witness the playing of the Siachen glacier conflict between India and Pakistan, and go undercover to observe the proliferation of water thieves in Karachi. We also examine the impact of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s billion tree tsunami, Pakistan’s bold bid to mitigate worsening climate change.

Echilibru, Bear Foot

Film Title : Echilibru, Bear Foot

Duration : 00:26:00 Filmmaker : Victor Julien Theme : Wildlife, human-wildlife
Synopsis : Bears dance every year in the Romanian Carpathians. During this ancestral celebration, men don bear furs and parade the streets. Wear the courage of this great predator and summon the strength to face the year ahead. In a country that hosts the largest bear population in Europe, men and bears have been close neighbors for centuries. Nowadays, the borders between their territories are thinning. To the point they sometimes intertwine… Echilibru offers an insight into a world without borders, at the dawn of a new equilibrium.

Sustainable Weddings

Film Title : Sustainable Weddings

Duration : 00:01:43 Filmmaker : Grace Tan Theme : Sustainability
Synopsis : Weddings are big affairs that begin with various events, engagements, ceremonies, reception, bridal showers and many more. The waste just piles up. Couples look forward to all things that are new, shiny and wonderful. But this video looks into creating awareness among wedding couples on the plights of how their wedding affects the planet and the baby steps they can take to go green. The message in this video seeks to ask for couples’ hands in not marriage but commitment to tie the knot in eliminating wedding waste. 15 celebrities such as Davina Goh, Bernie Chan, Shahrizan Borhan, Terrence Dass, to name a few, believed in this vision and came together to play their part by participating in this project.

About KLEFF

The Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF) is Malaysia’s first and longest-serving platform promoting sustainable living through showcases of environmentally-themed films and programs. Since 2008, KLEFF’s mission is to accelerate mainstreaming of sustainable living and stewardship of the environment through the power of audio visual materials and activities.

During the festival, KLEFF hosts the screening of more than 50 films reaching to an audience of more than 5,000. With the collaboration of partners and sponsors, KLEFF is gradually becoming the nation’s celebrated grassroots cultural and environmental event.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, KLEFF has evolved from a physical festival into a digital festival through its online screening platform KLEFFlix.

The Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival is a not-for-profit program organized by local environmental NGO, EcoKnights.

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