climate change (yourself)
The 14th International Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Fest (KLEFF) is back as a digital film festival for another year to continue its advocacy in climate action with a call-to-action Direction!
2020 marks a new start for KLEFF as the world came to face the COVID-19 pandemic together. In order to address the physical limitations, KLEFF embarked on a new journey as a the first digital environmental film festival in Malaysia last year. With new aspiration as a digital festival, KLEFF will once again be organized digitally to ensure its role as a media platform for filmmaking, story-telling and knowledge-sharing in the global transformational journey towards sustainability – in society, economy and environment.
Returning from 2020 to continue its advocacy in climate change with a call-to-action theme: Climate Change (Yourself), KLEFF seeks for thought-provoking films that inspire and empower people not only in climate change but also on a myriad of worldwide environmental topics.
The 14th KLEFF will be happening in November 2021.
stories through lenses
Creativity comes in all sorts of forms, with films being one of them. We believe that the power of film has the ability to educate and advocate for sustainability from a myriad of integrated perspectives by painting a bigger picture of the world through the lenses of creativity.
Taking action is the next crucial step for each individual to play a role in making a change for the environment, society and economy. We believe that the power of experiential learning can inspire and empower individuals from different walks of life to work together for an enriching and rewarding sustainability journey.
FILM SUBMISSION & Competition
Making Films, Making Changes!
KLEFF2021 IS NOW Open for Submission!
On top of that, the festival committee will choose films that qualify into the finalist round and if chosen as a winner, will be awarded by KLEFF.
Check out to learn the T&C's before submitting your film.
We believe that films with great sustainability messages and thought-provoking perspectives should be given a chance to be in the KLEFF Film Competition. The committee will choose films that qualify into the finalist round and if chosen as a winner, will be awarded during the KLEFF Award Ceremony.
Digital FILM SCREENING
The centre of attraction of the festival, this activity advocates the usage of films as a tool of communication in spreading the message of environmentalism. Films of various genres from different countries are screened during KLEFF for the public to learn more about the different happenings of the world through the lens of filmmakers.
An award ceremony where award-winning films are recognised and celebrated not only by KLEFF but also its partners from the governmental and corporate sectors.
Each year, there will be the general award categories and special award categories for films to participate in. Invited guests will also be able to network with the filmmakers, panel jury, festival partners, media and environment advocates.
School of Sustainability (SOS)
The SOS brings various educational classes to the public in environmental and sustainability education that adopts fun and interactive practical learning. SOS touches on topics such as urban farming, community-centric waste management and art with nature. Definitely a great program for all ages!
Through smart partnerships with different organizations and individuals, the Act4SDGs is a platform for various pocket events that act as catalysts to create an impact for the environment and communities, calling for action in different Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
A lineup of various performances focusing on spreading environmental messages to the public. These local performances are performed in all genres and types in order to encourage more people to support environmental efforts and also taking action in the journey of sustainability on different levels. This year’s Green Vibes will be helping to fund-raise and support some of EcoKnights’ environmental outreach programs.
Volunteers help the working committee to make each KLEFF successful. Every year we get around 200+ applications. They get exposure to the various efforts of sustainability in Malaysia together with an education and awareness on sustainability and what they can do. The youth makes up most of volunteers every year.
‘Pick Your Side’ Petition
As a mandate to this year’s KLEFF, the festival aims to collect public petitions through film screening sessions, whereby the collective response will be used to request for governmental support towards environmental education and advocacy. The goal is to collect at least 10,000 signs as a mark for a bottoms-up approach to the demand for screening award-winning environmental films in the mainstream media.