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.

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Shahirah Anuar,
Sustainability Communication Officer of EcoKnights,
shahirah@ecoknights.org.my / 01156342344