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  or the festival manager, Nabila at For KLEFF partnership and collaboration, you may reach our KLEFF Festival Director at


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 and for more current updates, find us on Facebook at @KualaLumpurEcoFilmFestival and Instagram and Twitter at @kleff_my.


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 For more current updates on what EcoKnights is up to, find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @EcoKnights.

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