Short Films

Alles hat Grenzen NUR DER MONDFISCH NICHT, by Sylvia Eckermann & Gerald Nestler

Synopsis: “Alles hat Grenzen, NUR DER MONDFISCH NICHT” is an environmental film musical, in which nature acts and speaks in a diversity of voices. Surfacing evocatively from micro- and macrocosmic layers, she resonates with water as the source of life and resounds as exploited resource. She echoes from the trenches of an inverted world and speaks out as a human being. Reverberating through ecological-cultural depths, images, sounds and associations push to light, giving shape to a vision of humanity being in tune with nature. 

Duration: 00:30:00

Day Zero, by Shubham Pandav

Synopsis: The world is moving towards a water crisis of shocking proportions . As our population continues to increase , the sources of ground water are depleting at an equally rapid pace . It is this reality that the film wants to make the viewer realize the importance of water in a world that is already battling severe and life – threatening scarcity of water .In a world that represents the harshness and barrenness of dried land , those in pursuit of water fight for survival . The storytelling comes across as a sincere request to tell something about the imaginary world whose condition is going to get extremely worse in the near future.

Duration: 00:20:18

Cracked, by Mahmut Taş

Synopsis: A little girl lives in a village with her mother where water sources are dwindling by day. Drought effects her imagination, even her doodles and drawings. Not only people but the nature struggles with the unrelenting aridness. This little girl though, never loses hope. She tries to do as best she can, sacrificing from herself for her beloved nature.

Duration: 00:05:00

Bablu From Babylon, by Abhijeet Sarthi

Synopsis: In a parallel world, ‘Bablu’, a lonely old man working for ‘Babylon’, a company that owns all the trees & plants, goes on an assignment and accidentally encounters a rebel group planning a secret mission against ‘Babylon’.

Duration: 00:39:59

Birthplace, by Sil van der Woerd & Jorik Dozy

Synopsis: Birthplace tells the symbolic story of a man arriving on a perfect earth, who encounters his nemesis in the form of ocean trash.

Duration: 00:05:39

Short Films

Djibril’s Forest, by Thomas Ceulemans

Synopsis: Djibril is a young Sahelian sheperd who travels far to find the forest his grandfather told him so much about. He pays a high price. He is betrayed and abused only to realise that this forest no longer exists. But then his father comes to his aid.

Duration: 00:39:59

Epoch, by Sil van der Woerd & Jorik Dozy

Synopsis: “Several children find themselves awake in the middle of the night in a world that is slowly falling apart
Epoch serves as a statement on the current state of our world and how we will leave it for our children.

Duration: 00:05:05

OUR 4°C-ABLE WORLD, by Katia Shek & Alicia Shen

Synopsis: The filmed play covers issues of climate change as well as their disproportionate effects on marginalized communities. The staged production details the story of a teenage protagonist, Jane, who, in her journey of climate activism, learns about the intersectionality between climate change and poverty, struggles with familial issues, and tries to warn people of impending environmental disaster..

Duration: 00:37:30

Gaachh: The Tree, by Somnath Ghosal

Synopsis: An anonymous man, who proofreads for a publishing company, finds a seed while going to the office. He looks for a place to plant it and in turn becomes late for office. His boss becomes angry and questions his sincerity. After office, the man goes back daily to the seed to play violin for it. One day, he obscurely finds that a plantlet has grown out of his head. At first, he becomes very anxious but as time passes, he starts accepting it and becomes happy. At the end of the movie, the man is seen in a faraway land. He digs the earth and plants himself as a tree.

Duration: 00:17:34

Terraform, by Sil van der Woerd & Jorik Dozy

Synopsis: Terraform tells the true story of the hardships and sacrifices the sulphur miners of Kawah Ijen in Indonesia make in order to provide for their family.

Duration: 00:05:06

Short Films

Alles hat Grenzen NUR DER MONDFISCH NICHT, by Sylvia Eckermann & Gerald Nestler

Synopsis: “Alles hat Grenzen, NUR DER MONDFISCH NICHT” is an environmental film musical, in which nature acts and speaks in a diversity of voices. Surfacing evocatively from micro- and macrocosmic layers, she resonates with water as the source of life and resounds as exploited resource. She echoes from the trenches of an inverted world and speaks out as a human being. Reverberating through ecological-cultural depths, images, sounds and associations push to light, giving shape to a vision of humanity being in tune with nature. 

Duration: 00:30:00

Day Zero, by Shubham Pandav

Synopsis: The world is moving towards a water crisis of shocking proportions . As our population continues to increase , the sources of ground water are depleting at an equally rapid pace . It is this reality that the film wants to make the viewer realize the importance of water in a world that is already battling severe and life – threatening scarcity of water .In a world that represents the harshness and barrenness of dried land , those in pursuit of water fight for survival . The storytelling comes across as a sincere request to tell something about the imaginary world whose condition is going to get extremely worse in the near future.

Duration: 00:20:18

Cracked, by Mahmut Taş

Synopsis: A little girl lives in a village with her mother where water sources are dwindling by day. Drought effects her imagination, even her doodles and drawings. Not only people but the nature struggles with the unrelenting aridness. This little girl though, never loses hope. She tries to do as best she can, sacrificing from herself for her beloved nature.

Duration: 00:05:00

Bablu From Babylon, by Abhijeet Sarthi

Synopsis: In a parallel world, ‘Bablu’, a lonely old man working for ‘Babylon’, a company that owns all the trees & plants, goes on an assignment and accidentally encounters a rebel group planning a secret mission against ‘Babylon’.

Duration: 00:39:59

Birthplace, by Sil van der Woerd & Jorik Dozy

Synopsis: Birthplace tells the symbolic story of a man arriving on a perfect earth, who encounters his nemesis in the form of ocean trash.

Duration: 00:05:39

Short Films

Djibril’s Forest, by Thomas Ceulemans

Synopsis: Djibril is a young Sahelian sheperd who travels far to find the forest his grandfather told him so much about. He pays a high price. He is betrayed and abused only to realise that this forest no longer exists. But then his father comes to his aid.

Duration: 00:39:59

Epoch, by Sil van der Woerd & Jorik Dozy

Synopsis: “Several children find themselves awake in the middle of the night in a world that is slowly falling apart
Epoch serves as a statement on the current state of our world and how we will leave it for our children.

Duration: 00:05:05

OUR 4°C-ABLE WORLD, by Katia Shek & Alicia Shen

Synopsis: The filmed play covers issues of climate change as well as their disproportionate effects on marginalized communities. The staged production details the story of a teenage protagonist, Jane, who, in her journey of climate activism, learns about the intersectionality between climate change and poverty, struggles with familial issues, and tries to warn people of impending environmental disaster..

Duration: 00:37:30

Gaachh: The Tree, by Somnath Ghosal

Synopsis: An anonymous man, who proofreads for a publishing company, finds a seed while going to the office. He looks for a place to plant it and in turn becomes late for office. His boss becomes angry and questions his sincerity. After office, the man goes back daily to the seed to play violin for it. One day, he obscurely finds that a plantlet has grown out of his head. At first, he becomes very anxious but as time passes, he starts accepting it and becomes happy. At the end of the movie, the man is seen in a faraway land. He digs the earth and plants himself as a tree.

Duration: 00:17:34

Terraform, by Sil van der Woerd & Jorik Dozy

Synopsis: Terraform tells the true story of the hardships and sacrifices the sulphur miners of Kawah Ijen in Indonesia make in order to provide for their family.

Duration: 00:05:06

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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.

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