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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