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Newsletter 2017/02

Newsletter 2017/02

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KLEFF Newsletter


Message from Programme Director


Hello friends. Although we are only in February, our team is gearing up to a full speed. This momentum is integral to justify the magnitude of the programs that we have planned for this year. Thus, we are now calling for partners and sponsors for our monumental 10th anniversary and do hope that you can help us spread the word out.

The Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival is Malaysia’s longest serving environmental platform encompassing film premieres, community events, industry and hospitality programs, VIP opportunities, and a wide range of performances and events.

This month, we have opened the application for workshop collaborators, and something new called “Act For The Community”. This is aligned with our mission for 2017 onwards, which is to mobilize action amongst the community.

With thousands of attendees annually and millions of media impressions, the Festival has become a destination for brands to achieve consumer marketing objectives that only a Kuala Lumpur based edutainment platform can offer. In 2017, the Festival will continue to find new ways to engage with audiences within Kuala Lumpur and around the globe. We look forward to engaging with our partners, new and returning for #KLEFF2017 #CallForAction

Yours Fabulously,

Call for Support – Time for Some Action!

Call for Support – Time for Some Action!

Always wanted to support a green cause but nowhere to go? Eagerly excited to be a part of the leading green movement but nowhere to start? Calling for support in terms of sponsorship or partnership for the 10th International KLEFF 2017 which showcases global environmental-oriented and cultural-driven films during the festival, engage and inspire masses to adopt and embrace the sustainable lifestyle, open up doors and opportunity for local and green business, and also empowering the youth to be the leader of change! Join the movement now and contact us here!

Click here to view the KLEFF Info Deck!

Call for Workshops – Get Your Application IN Today!

Call for Workshops – Get Your Application IN Today!

If you’re looking for a great opportunity to deliver your workshop in October 2017, then the Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF) may be the right place for you!

This year, to strengthen the goal of KLEFF which is CALL FOR ACTION, we are creating a new section for Workshops called "Act For The Community" in which the public can participate in a workshop that creates products to raise funds or for the usage of the community.

Click here to know more about joining us in delivering workshops for KLEFF.

Call for Entries – Submit Your Film Now!

Call for Entries – Submit Your Film Now!

It is the 10th Anniversary for the International Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF) and we are CALLING FOR TONS OF ACTION!! If you have an inspiring and urgent environmental story to share, submit your film to us here!

KLEFF is an annual environmental film festival organized by EcoKnights since 2008 and has been running for 9 years, serving as a platform to facilitate building a nation of ecologically conscious businesses, individuals, and communities through on-ground activities and film screenings focused on critical environmental issues and stories such as pollution, transboundary haze, indigenous people’s rights, wildlife protection, nuclear energy, climate change, sustainable food production, waste management, local environmental heroes and more as a platform to both local and international film makers. The festival’s themes are the environment, ecology and sustainable development in a comprehensive sense.

Here is a summary of our deadlines:

January 1, 2017 : Opening Date
March 15, 2017 : Earlybird Deadline
May 31, 2017 : Regular Deadline
June 30, 2017 : Late Deadline
July 21, 2017 : Notification Date
October 23 – 29, 2017 : Event Date

For more information visit here or contact us at We are so excited to see what kind of films that will be submitted for this year’s film festival!

Get in touch with us!

Contact number: +60 3-7731 8361



Now in its 10th year, the Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival, produced by environmental NGO, EcoKnights features environment-themed documentary, feature, animated, archival, and experimental and children's films from around the world. KLEFF showcases ground breaking films, traversing the relationship between humans and their environments, challenging the way people think about the natural world and inspiring them to discuss, explore and act on important environmental issues. The films will be shown at various venues around Kuala Lumpur, including art spaces, cafes, universities, high schools, corporate officers and community theatres. Filmmakers and special guests will discuss their work at the festival. Most screenings are free to the public and include discussion with filmmakers or scientists on emerging environmental concerns and issues.

The Festival’s signature programs include the Green Market, Film Making Workshops, the KLEFF Awards Night, Green Vibes and more. The Festival hosts a number of juried cash awards, as well as audience awards.

The KLEFF’s official host venue is Publika Solaris. More information can be found at


EcoKnights® is a non-profit environmental organization that champions sustainable living and supports a community of film makers, and environmentalist who embody diversity, innovation and uniqueness of vision. EcoKnights’ Board of Committee Members, staff and constituents is comprised of an inclusive community of individuals across ability, age, ethnicity, gender, race and sexual orientation. EcoKnights serves the community through development-led interventions from education and awareness programs to research; and public participation programs to consultation. EK’s partners range from government agencies and communities to corporate agencies and NGOs. For more information about EcoKnights, log on to

For further information, kindly contact:
Fadly Bakhtiar, Festival Director,, +6017 227 9270.

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The Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF) is organized by EcoKnights, a non-for-profit environmental organization registered with the Registrar of Societies Malaysia. EcoKnights' core focus areas are in environmental education and awareness using innovative and creative platforms such as the KLEFF. More information about EcoKnights can be obtained from
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