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August 29th 2019, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – The long-awaited list of the finalists of ASEAN Young Filmmaker Award is finally announced by the 12th International Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival 2019 (KLEFF 2019). After a tough reviewing of films, the committee has nominated 4 finalist films for the award that recognizes student filmmaker from or studying in any of the ASEAN countries. Below are the award finalists:


ASEAN Young Filmmaker Award (In Alphabetical order)

Film TitleFilmmakerCountry
A Broken SystemElizabeth MiezejeskiMalaysia
Cloud KingdomNady AfiqahSingapore
The Last StrawAina Marlisa MoharizMalaysia
The Warriors For GoodChristabel TeoSingapore

Congratulations to the finalists! Winner of the awards will be announced on 3rd September 2019 and will also be informed through email by the KLEFF committee.

The KLEFF 2019 Award Ceremony will be held on the 10th October at IGEM 2019 in Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.


About the Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF)

The KLEFF is run and organized by local environmental NGO, EcoKnights. Now in its 12th year, the goal of the festival is to provide the Malaysian community with environmental films, workshops, talks, forums, discussions, and eco-vendors in an effort to improve awareness for environmental issues. The KLEFF 2019 is supported by a variety of corporate sponsors, NGO’s, vendors, media outlets, and members of the public. Detailed information about the KLEFF, along with a complete list of sponsors and partners, can be found on their website


About EcoKnights

EcoKnights is a not-for-profit environmental organization with the Malaysian Registrar of Societies. Founded in 2005 by Yasmin Rasyid, the organization focuses on community based environmental education and awareness projects that help Malaysians to understand and deal with environmental issues that affect them. EcoKnights offers a variety of programs for the community including Sentinels of Time photography competition, Knights of Nature Sustainability Camp, Anugerah Hijau youth competition, and the Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF), which is now in its 12th year. EcoKnights also provides community films screenings, organizes environmental talks and workshops, and provides consultation and programming for environmental corporate social responsibility efforts.

For more information about EcoKnights and their programs, visit their website at


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