KLEFF 2021 Announces Film Finalists

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September 15th, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – The 14th International Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Fest 2021 (KLEFF 2021) has announced that 94 films have been selected to be screened virtually in the festival. Out of the submitted films, 20 films made it to be the finalists of the 5 main film categories of KLEFF 2021.

The 5 main film categories are Best Feature Film/Full-Length Documentary, Best Short Documentary/TV Documentary, Best Short Film, Best Public Service Announcements (PSA), as well as Best Animation.

Below are the finalists for the 5 main film categories of KLEFF 2021:

  1. Best Feature Film / Full-Length Documentary Award (In Alphabetical order)

Film Title

Film Maker

Country

50 Shades of Green: The Complex Story of Palm Oil

Khayriyyah Mohd Hanafiah, Andy Siti Nurhidayah Rahim

Malaysia

CLIMATE FOR CHANGE: Renewing Energy

Shanmuga Sundaram

Singapore

CO2? CO-Nee!

Joep van Dijk

Netherlands

Day Zero

Kevin Sim, Virginia Quinn

United States

Once Upon A River: Bangladesh’s Delta Disaster

Shehzad Hameed Ahmad

Singapore

  1. Best Short Documentary Award (In Alphabetical order)

Film Title

Film Maker

Country

A Community Under Fire

Harrison Thane, Matt Thane

Australia

For Tomorrow Paradise Arrives

Anna Hints

Estonia

Growing Solutions

Leo Horrigan

United States

The Naked Arctic Adventure

Paula Miquelis

Singapore

  1. Best Short Film Award (In Alphabetical order)

Film Title

Film Maker

Country

Alles hat Grenzen NUR DER MONDFISCH NICHT

Sylvia Eckermann, Gerald Nestler

Austria

Birthplace

Sil van der Woerd, Jorik Dozy

Malaysia

Day zero

Shubham Pandav

India

Djibril’s Forest

Thomas Ceulemans

Belgium

  1. Best Animation Award (In Alphabetical order)

Film Title

Film Maker

Country

Blinded By Love

Yige Yang

United Kingdom

Pongo the Stolen Orangutan: How Law Can Heal

Colin Systma

United States

The Fourfold

Alisi Telengut

Canada

It’s Not The Oil, It’s The Practice

Zul Ikhwan Aziz

Malaysia

  1. Best Public Service Announcement Award (In Alphabetical order)

Film Title

Film Maker

Country

A Community, Fighting

Zoe FitzPatrick

Ireland

Gardener of the Sea

Mok Man Ying

Malaysia

The Seed

Mauro Altschuler

Argentina

The 14th Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Fest committee would like to congratulate the finalists of each categories of KLEFF 2021!

This year’s 12th KLEFF jury committee and judges are Fadly Bakhtiar, Festival Director of KLEFF 2020 and Programme Director of EcoKnights; OKJ, Singapore-based documentary storyteller of OKJWorks; Dr. Kendy Mitot, artist of the indigenous Bidayuh tribe in Sarawak; and Aore Ajoeni, technical officer and head of the research team in Klima Action Malaysia (KAMY).

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.

ABOUT THE KUALA LUMPUR ECO FILM FEST (KLEFF)

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 the way 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 at @kleff_my.

ABOUT ECOKNIGHTS

EcoKnights is an environmental non-governmental organization (NGO) registered with the Registrar of Societies Malaysia. EcoKnights’ core focus areas are in 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:
Fara Amina Othman,
Digital Content Officer of EcoKnights,
fara@ecoknights.org.my / 011 – 23210492

The Film Lineup Of The 14th International KLEFF 2021

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September 3rd 2021, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – The International Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Fest 2021 (KLEFF2021) announces the film lineup for its 14th edition, continuing its festival committee EcoKnights’ effort in creating platform for sustainability communication and education via audio-visual tools.

The festival received a total submission of 136 environmental films from 39 countries this year, whereby the festival received the most submissions from its home country – Malaysia. Entering its second time as a digital film festival with the belief that films can be screened beyond limits via the festival’s digital screening platform, KLEFFlix, 94 films have been selected to be screened this year. Other than films that tells spectacular stories under the festival’s theme ‘Climate Change Yourself’, the festival will also screen films that focus on a spectrum of sustainability topics, thus having an myriad of interdisciplinary stories that voice out the 3 pillars of sustainability – environment, social and economy.

From 24th – 30th October, KLEFF 2021 will be happening virtually at 3 platforms – KLEFFlix, International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition & Conference Malaysia (IGEM) 2021 and the Malaysian Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.

Congratulations to the following selected films that will be screened in KLEFF 2021 (in alphabetical order):

50 Shades of Green: The Complex Story of Palm Oil

Discovering Langkawi with Irshad Mobarak – The Forest of LimestoneOSHIKA – Winds Of ChangeTicino, a source of biodiversity

A Community Under Fire

Discovering Langkawi with Irshad Mobarak – The Littoral Forest; Life At The EdgeOUR 4°C-ABLE WORLD

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A Community, FightingDiscovering Langkawi with Irshad Mobarak – The Magnificient Machinchang ForestsPainting By Numbers

Voices of the River

A Coral’s Journey from Reef to LabDiscovering Langkawi with Irshad Mobarak – The Misunderstood Fig TreePepperwood: Rising From The Ashes

W.W.W.W.W

A journey of 1000 miles starts with a single step

Discovering Langkawi with Irshad Mobarak – The Mysterious MangrovePewén: The Earth will sayWe Are Nature

A River Reborn

Djibril’s ForestPoisoned Soil

Will You Hear Us

A Whale’s WorthDOKUMENTARI BURUNG WALITPongo the Stolen Orangutan: How law can heal

WORLD OF VIRUSES

Active (citizen)

DOKUMENTARI SAMPAHPushed up the Mountain

 

Alles hat Grenzen NUR DER MONDFISCH NICHT

Emerald Forest – Return of the Tigers

Refugio

 

As Organism (Episode 1/ BrainDagger Films Presents: Knowledge is Good)

Episode 1: Project PULIH: Mending Broken Reefs

ROADS TO OUR HERITAGE

 

Bablu From Babylon

Epoch

ROADS TO OUR HERITAGE EP 2

 

Baghjan Reels

Eternal Harvest

Seaturtle watcher

 

Barricade

Extracted: ShimulalaShoulders Deep 

Birthplace

For Tomorrow Paradise Arrives

Spring

 
Blinded By Love

Forest Hymn for Little Girls

Symbiosis

 

Cabo Verde – Island Jewel

Gaachh : The Tree

Terraform

 

Chimney of Death

Gardener of the Sea

The Bamboo Bridge

 

CHOUETTE

Growing Peace in the Middle East

The Broken Garden of the Sea

 

CLIMATE FOR CHANGE : Renewing Energy

Growing Solutions

The Circle of Life

 

CO2? CO-Nee!

HERBA AKAR GALAK

The Fourfold

 

Convergence

IFANG

The Green Amendment: New Mexico, Part One

 

Cracked

In the name of the Olive

The Land of Griffons

 

Day Zero

It’s not the oil, it’s the practice

The Naked Arctic Aventure

 

Discovering Hydrogen

May they Fly

The Secrets of Wild Honey

 

Discovering Langkawi with Irshad Mobarak – A Walk Around Datai Bay

Messages from the Animals: Otter Love

The seed

 

Discovering Langkawi with Irshad Mobarak – Adaptability; Lesson From Nature

Midang Midang

THE SHAMANS´ NIGHTMARE

 

Discovering Langkawi with Irshad Mobarak – In Balance with Nature

Netejant la Terra / Cleaning the Earth

The Weather Diaries

 

Discovering Langkawi with Irshad Mobarak – Passages Through Time

Not Sinking, Swarming

The Whale from Lorino

 
Discovering Langkawi with Irshad Mobarak – The Fabulous Flying 5Once Upon A River: Bangladesh’s Delta DisasterThey Keep Quiet So We Make Noise

 

KLEFF 2021 film competition finalists and film screening schedule will be announced in late September. Tickets for screening will be open for sale in early October.

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.

 

ABOUT THE KUALA LUMPUR ECO FILM FEST (KLEFF)

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 the way 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 at @kleff_my.

ABOUT ECOKNIGHTS

EcoKnights is an environmental non-governmental organization (NGO) registered with the Registrar of Societies Malaysia. EcoKnights’ core focus areas are in 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:
Fara Amina Othman,
Digital Content Officer of EcoKnights,
fara@ecoknights.org.my / 011 – 23210492

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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