16th Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Fest 2024 (KLEFF 2024) to Celebrate Sustainability Through Cinema

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — April 1st, 2024

The 16th International Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Fest (KLEFF) is thrilled to announce its return this year! KLEFF is back with renewed vigor, both as a physical and digital film festival. Mark your calendars for October 2024 as we embark on another inspiring journey of environmental awareness and advocacy.

A Thank You to Our Supporters

The festival committee extends its heartfelt gratitude to the partners, exhibitors, filmmakers, performers, vendors, workshop coordinators, volunteers, and visitors who supported the 15th edition of KLEFF 2023. Your unwavering commitment to environmental consciousness and sustainable living has been the driving force behind our success. Together, we’ve made a significant impact, and we’re excited to continue this journey with you.

Water: Sustainably Yours

Inspired by the 2024 World Water Day theme, KLEFF breathes new life into its mission. This year’s concept revolves around the idea of emphasizing the importance of responsible water stewardship and sustainability. Water serves as one of the elements that forms a nexus at the heart of sustainable development. Apart from Water – Food – Energy, we believe that every individual’s actions matter, and collectively, we can create positive change. 

Thus, supported and funded by the National Commission of Water Services (SPAN), KLEFF 2024 will be mobilized to be one of the platforms that utilize audiovisual outreach in bringing awareness and action in sustainable water management.

       This is exactly what KLEFF2024’s mission is since its birth 16 years ago: connect everyone, spread every word, and empower and inspire everybody to adopt a sustainable lifestyle, a lifestyle based on wise and informed decision-making process towards the well-being of all generations, now and the future.

       ’Water: Sustainably Yours’ highlights the importance of sincere and internally-motivated behavior based on a good informed decision-making process. This is the main aim of KLEFF: to provide the most updated information to the public to empower them to act wisely and sincerely.

– Amlir Ayat, Honorary Advisor of KLEFF

Let’s inspire reflection, awareness, and action on water-related environmental issues, highlighting the connection between water conservation, ecosystem health, and human well-being.

Film Submission Is Now Open

Filmmakers, storytellers, and eco-enthusiasts, this is your moment! Film submissions for KLEFF 2024 are now open on 1st April 2024 via our FilmFreeway platform: https://filmfreeway.com/kleff. While the film festival looks for thought-provoking films that are relevant to the KLEFF’s theme – ‘Water: Sustainably Yours’, stories that surround the three pillars of sustainability – environment, society and economy, are also encouraged. Whether you’re a seasoned filmmaker or a budding talent, KLEFF 2024 serves as a platform for you to share your vision, stories and messages that help contribute to the global dialogue on sustainability. 


KLEFF 2024 will recognize outstanding contributions through various awards:

  1. General Awards (not limited to the festival’s theme: ‘Water: Sustainably Yours)
  • Best Feature Film Award
  • Best Short Documentary Award
  • Best Short Film Award
  • Best Animation Award
  • Best Public Service Announcement (PSA) Award
  1. Special Awards
  • Special Water Sustainability Film Award (open to films that relate to the festival theme: ‘Water: Sustainably Yours)
  • Best ASEAN Story Award (open to films related to ASEAN countries, not limited to the festival’s theme: ‘Water: Sustainably Yours )
  • Special Jury Award (not limited to the festival’s theme)
  • Special Merit Award (open to Malaysian filmmakers)

Join Us on the Journey

As we gear up for KLEFF 2024, we invite you to be part of this transformative experience. Submit your films, engage with our community, and let’s create ripples of change together.

For more information, visit our official website: 16th International Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Fest 2024. Stay tuned for updates, and let’s make KLEFF 2024 a celebration of sustainability, creativity, and hope!


The International Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Fest (KLEFF), conceptualized and organized by EcoKnights, a not-for-profit environmental organization, has been Malaysia’s homegrown environmental film festival for the past 16 years. Through film screenings, on-ground activities, and strategic partnerships, KLEFF aims to build a nation of Environment-Society-Governance (ESG)-conscious individuals. Our platform focuses on critical sustainability topics, empowering audiences to make wise choices.

Connect with KLEFF:

KLEFF Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KLEFFMY/ 
KLEFF Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kleffmy/
EcoKnights Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EcoKnights
EcoKnights Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/EcoKnights
AirKita Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/airkitatanggungjawabbersama/
AirKita Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/airkita_malaysia


Press Contact:
Sarah Shahab, Festival Coordinator, sarah@ecoknights.org.my