Date: 22 - 28 October 2018  Venue: PUBLIKA SOLARIS DUTAMAS

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KLEFF 2018 Announces Finalists for Special Awards

KLEFF 2018 Announces Finalists for Special Awards

August 10th 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – The 11th International Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival 2018 (KLEFF 2018) have announced that there are 4 Special Awards which are Special Merit Award, Special Jury Award, ASEAN Young Film Maker Award and Special River of Life (ROL) Award.

For Special Merit Award, 20 local films were selected as the nominees to be evaluated by the jury. The Special Merit Award will be awarded to 10 Malaysian film makers to recognize their effort in producing environmental and community-based films. The Special Merit Award winners will also be announced during KLEFF 2018 Award Ceremony.

The ASEAN Young Film Maker Award is to give recognition to student film makers from ASEAN countries, in producing films focusing on the environment and community. Whereas the Special River of Life (ROL) Award, under the partnership of KLEFF with the River of Life, will be awarded to the best film that highlights our rivers and everything they are a part of, such as the communities and the ecosystem.

Winners for the Special Merit Award, Special Jury Award, ASEAN Young Film Maker Award and Special River of Life (ROL) Award will be informed through email by the KLEFF committee.

Below are the finalists for the Special Jury Award, ASEAN Young Film Maker Award, Special River of Life Award and the 20 nominees for Special Merit Award of KLEFF 2018.

 

Special Jury Award (In Alphabetical order)

Film TitleFilm MakerCountry
Haze, It’s Complicated…Isaac KerlowSingapore
PM 2.5Piotr BiedrońPoland
To Wake BuddhiYakima Camille WanerSouth Africa
The Guardian of Kinabalu

 

Lloyd Spencer Davis &

Wiebke Finkler

New Zealand

 

Ubin, SayangRachel Quek Siew YeanSingapore

 

ASEAN Young Film maker Award (In Alphabetical order)

Film TitleFilm MakerCountry
Bats LifeWaad Sayed Hameed Saeed Jaafaa AlawiMalaysia
Cleaned; Not CleanYap Chun YuongSingapore
Her, RiverMuhamad Baseer &

Batrishia Nurin, Asyraf Zaki

Malaysia
I am PlasticMohd Zaki bin Mohd AliMalaysia
LET ME TELL YOU A STORYNadya Husna KeumalaMalaysia
LitterAmirul Hariz Bin AzamanMalaysia
ReunionBernard ManickamMalaysia
Save BearsChang Yong CheeMalaysia
Shark FinPoon Wei WeiMalaysia
Stop Trophy HuntingAkif Rashdan Bin RoslanMalaysia
Stop DeforestationNurul Farzana binti MazlanMalaysia
Turtles LifeElaine Wong Xue JingMalaysia
T A N D U SIzaq Yuzaini Bin IsmailMalaysia
Ubin, SayangRachel Quek Siew YeanSingapore
VISIONAmirul AsyrafMalaysia
Ways (not) to save waterNicholas Chin & Sean LinMalaysia

 

River of Life Award (In Alphabetical order)

Film TitleFilm MakerCountry
Her, RiverAmirul Hariz Bin AzamanMalaysia
Let Me Tell You A StoryNadya Husna KeumalaMalaysia
River of Life ExpeditionLinus ChungMalaysia
Reclaiming Our Heritage: The Social Life Of The Gombak RiverMuhammad Hafiz Ardian Shah & Raisalih JuhanMalaysia
T A N D U SIzaq Yuzaini Bin IsmailMalaysia
VISIONAmirul AsyrafMalaysia
Ways (not) to save waterSammy Teng Tzy TongMalaysia

 

Nominees of Special Merit Award (in alphabetical order)

Film TitleFilm MakerCountry
Bazir RayaMuzzamer RahmanMalaysia
Bats LifeWaad Sayed Hameed Saeed Jaafaa AlawiMalaysia
Her, RiverMuhamad Baseer &

Batrishia Nurin, Asyraf Zaki

Malaysia
Iron LadyMark See Teck LeeMalaysia
I am PlasticMohd Zaki bin Mohd AliMalaysia
Jejak KarbonMuzzamer RahmanMalaysia
Let Me Tell You A StoryNadya Husna KeumalaMalaysia
LitterAmirul Hariz Bin AzamanMalaysia
Mr. GarbageMark See Teck LeeMalaysia
Plastic-Free – What Do You Know About Marine Pollution?Stephanie Theresa & SL WongMalaysia
Reclaiming Our Heritage: The Social Life Of The Gombak RiverMuhammad Hafiz Ardian Shah & Raisalih JuhanMalaysia
RELIGIOUS VIEWS AND WORLD CLIMATE CHANGESMohd Khairul Bin OmarMalaysia
ReunionBernard ManickamMalaysia
Save Our SoulsNicholas Chin & Sean LinMalaysia
Shark FinPoon Wei WeiMalaysia
Stop DeforestationNurul Farzana binti MazlanMalaysia
Saplings/Anak PokokNadira IlhanaMalaysia
Save BearsChang Yong CheeMalaysia
Stop Trophy HuntingAkif Rashdan Bin RoslanMalaysia
Turtles LifeElaine Wong Xue JingMalaysia
T A N D U SIzaq Yuzaini Bin IsmailMalaysia
The Hills and The SeaAndrew HanMalaysia
VISIONAmirul AsyrafMalaysia
Ways (not) to save water Sammy Teng Tzy TongMalaysia

 

KLEFF 2018 Awards Ceremony

This year’s 11th KLEFF jury committee and judges are Azuan Muda (co-founder of TEEBTV), Mano Maniam (local actor of Kopitiam Tv Series, director and environmentalist), Dr Reuben Clements (conservation scientist from Sunway University and Rimba) and Fadly Bakhtiar (KLEFF festival director). The films have been reviewed by a panel of judges and winners will be announced at the official KLEFF 2018 Awards Ceremony, scheduled on 26th October 2018 at 3:00 pm at Black Box in Publika Shopping Gallery, Kuala Lumpur. The 11th Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival committee would like to congratulate the finalists of each categories of KLEFF 2018!!

 

For more information about the Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival or its organizer, EcoKnights, please contact info@kleff.my.

 

About the Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF)

The KLEFF is run and organized by local environmental NGO, EcoKnights. Now in its 11th 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 KLEFF2018 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 www.kleff.my

 

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 11th 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 www.ecoknights.org.my.

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