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Newsletter 2017/03

Newsletter 2017/03

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KLEFF Newsletter


Message from Programme Director


Hello friends!

March is quite a significant month for us, it is a month where most of us observe the Earth Hour where we symbolically turn off the lights at our home for one hour as a reminder that even one hour means a lot to the future of our Earth.

For four years in a row, EcoKnights is partnering again with Publika to co-organise the Eco Month in conjunction with the Publika MAPFEST 2017 on two separate weekends, the 18-19 March and 25-26 March which also happens to be the Earth Hour on the last Saturday of the month. There are plenty of exciting and educational activities we have planned such as award-winning environmental film screenings, the Green Market, Go Organic Market, community workshops, pedal-powered performances and plenty other activities. It certainly looks like a mini KLEFF to us, which is a timely introduction leading up to the massive Festival in October this year.

So back to the KLEFF2017, we want to make sure that you can be part of this important event. Be it as a partner, sponsor, speaker, performer, workshop operator or volunteer, we need your support. The KLEFF stays true to our vision by paving the way to encourage and inspire grassroots communities to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle and take positive actions today.

Get in touch with me or any of my team member and we will be very happy to share more about how you can be part of Malaysia’s FIRST, BIGGEST and LONGEST environmental film festival. It's true.



Meet the 10th KLEFF 2017 partner, Project Woodworks!

Meet the 10th KLEFF 2017 partner, Project Woodworks!

Putting inspiration into action, Project Woodworks (PWW) had started its own style of watches, by building it from wood scratches that were abandoned and unused. Want to know more about how the 3 young entrepreneurs started their journey influencing others towards a sustainable lifestyle, here’s a sneak peak of what PWW is.

Follow us closely on what’s new in KLEFF 2017!!
Want to be a part of KLEFF? Contact us now at

Calling For Entries! Submit Your Video Now!

Calling For Entries! Submit Your Video 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!

For These Past 9 Years, Thanks To Those Who Have Supported Us, KLEFF Is One Step Closer To Its Goals. Without Our Partners, Sponsors And Supporters, We Wouldn't Have Been In Our 10th Year Now.

For These Past 9 Years, Thanks To Those Who Have Supported Us, KLEFF Is One Step Closer To Its Goals. Without Our Partners, Sponsors And Supporters, We Wouldn’t Have Been In Our 10th Year Now.

We are now calling for partners and sponsors for the 10th KLEFF and do hope that you can help us spread the word out. EcoKnights would be honoured and pleased to have your company/institute as a partner for KLEFF.

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

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 KLEFF 2017.

Partnership Programming Opportunities

  • Sponsorship of film programs and special events
  • Turnkey and customized programs, tailored for specific brand objectives
  • Hospitality packages
  • Original content platforms
  • Advertising opportunities with Festival media partners and on
  • Product integration and sampling
  • Brand Activation opportunities at Publika Mall, Solaris Mon Kiara.

Festival Information

  • The Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival reaches out to close to 50,000 people annually
  • Nearly 50 public screenings and events were hosted by EcoKnights, filmmakers, sponsors and studios in 2016
  • Community events included:
    • The Green Market – A marketplace to promote sustainable production and consumption of products and services
    • The Green Vibes – local and regional performers, artists and musicians performing at The Bee
    • Panel discussions and workshops offering access to compelling conversations on sustainability and environmental conservation featuring some of the biggest names in the industry

Should you have any esquire, please do not hesitate to contact us at 03-77318361 or email us at

Interested to know more? Check out our KLEFF 2017 info kit!!

Our Program Director, Fadly Bakhtiar is on BERNAMA today speaking about our annual and flagship event, Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival!

Fadly Bakhtiar is on BERNAMA today

Catch Fadly Bakhtiar, program director of EcoKnights and festival director of the 10th Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF) on Bernama Today. This year marks the 10th anniversary of KLEFF and we look into some of the highlights of last year’s KLEFF and our early preparation towards this year’s eventful festival. Find out what’s in store!

Calling for workshop at Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival, our signature annual event.

Calling for workshop

Greetings to all NGOs and social enterprise, now we are calling for workshop in our 10th Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival at Publika Shopping Gallery. We are creating a platform for you to feature your best and attractive workshop to the public. We welcome environmental friendly workshop. Would you be a part of us in KLEFF 2017 and take action? Willing to share your ideas and hands-on activities to save the Mother Nature? Register now with us and book a slot for your organization/company at

For more information about workshop check out here.

EcoKnights again here to call vendors for Green Market at our biggest festival

call vendors for Green Market

As you all know, Green Market is one of our main parts in our signature festival. Green Market will showcase green products, services and sustainability based initiatives. Green Market is a platform for green vendors to sell or exhibit green product Apart from that, Green Market is where we can consult and educate public about the importance of taking good care of our mother nature. This market dominantly consist of up-cycled accessories, recycled handmade products, chemical-free beauty care products and organic products. Our Green Market is the best platform for you to participate and create awareness via selling environmental friendly products. If you are an eco-friendly product company or organization, contact us to secure your booth space now for your business. Join us in the journey of living sustainability lifestyle.

Here are 3 reasons why you should be our Green Vendor:

  • To explore more in this field by creating more network with other vendors.
  • To create awareness to the public about living sustainability lifestyle
  • To gain profit in your business.

Film screening at PUBLIKA Shopping Gallery

Film screening at PUBLIKA Shopping Gallery

In conjunction to Earth Hour EcoKnights will be organizing an event at Publika Shopping Gallery on 18-19 March and 25-26 March 2017 which is known as Publika Eco Month & MAPFEST. There are various activities taking place in which one of them is Film Screening. We have selected several films that meet the objectives of Eco Month. If you are free during weekend we welcome you to watch environmental based film. Mark your calender and join us there.



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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