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Newsletter Issue 04/2018

Newsletter Issue 04/2018

The International Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival
The International
Kuala Lumpur
Eco Film Festival
Vol. 2018 - Issue #04
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Message from Festival Director

Fadly BakhtiarHello friends & supporters!

In the last one month, we have gone to another three universities for our roadshows. The purpose of this roadshow is not only to communicate and share about KLEFF, but at the same time organise a compact film making workshop with our film making & media partner, Stranger Connection Media (SCM) as well as introducing two special categories for this year’s competition, brought to you by River of Life (ROL) and Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). The roadshow-cum-workshop aims to enhance the student’s awareness and knowledge on the topics and provide platform for the students to connect and network with the experts.

Time flies, and we are now in our second half of the year, which is also happens to be the busiest half of our year.

For three months we traveled around to places especially higher institutions, and talk to the youths about the importance of message, their voice to be heard, the stories and their perspectives on the issues we all should care about: the environment.

On the 30th June 2018, the submission for all other categories are closed, except for the RSPO Special category which is on the 15th July. Besides that, we are currently reviewing all film submissions, which nearly reached 200 films, you know what that means? It means that our four juries for this year will be spending their weeks watching and reviewing films, to pick the best for you. The list of Top 5 finalists for every category for will be announced on 25th July onwards.

In January 2018 when we announced the festival’s theme for the first time, we were looking forward to receive and present films emphasizing on the themes of KLEFF: Climate Change, River and Forest. We feel strongly about it and we hope the issue is becoming more and more critical.

Some other good news is that we have received more than 80 KLEFF poster submissions, for the poster competition, which the finalist results will be also announced on 25th July. Green Market will be opened for application in mid July, so watch out for this space. Lastly, a new section called Act for SDGs in which KLEFF collaborates with other organisations and individuals is now in the finalisation phase and these community-driven activities will be announced in in our next edition.

That’s all for now from me, till next month!

Yours Fabulously,

KLEFF Roadshow #4 With APU Malaysia

The KLEFF team wrapped up the KLEFF universit workshop series with its final workshop at APU Malaysia university joined by Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), Global Environment Centre (GEC) on behalf of River of Life (ROL) and Justin Wong of SCM Asia. The workshop gave about 30 participants an insight into the KLEFF film competition, the Special RSPO Award, Special ROL Award as well as film-making tips.

KLEFF Roadshow #4 With APU Malaysia

Deadline Extended for Films on Sustainable Palm Oil Production / Consumption and Win Special Awards!

For film makers who are producing films related to palm oil production or consumption, we have good news as the deadline to submit these films is extended until 15th July. So it’s not too late to start on a short video to spread awareness on the products or consumption of the palm oil industry.

Deadline Extended for Films on Sustainable Palm Oil Production/Consumption and Win Special Awards!

Calling for Green Vendors!

Calling for Green Vendors!

KLEFF is once again back featuring the signature Green Market! We are looking for aspiring green businesses, entrepreneurs, NGO, CBO, F&B, organisation with special cause to join us in this platform which promote sustainable consumption and production, showcase their efforts/causes, fundraise for a good cause and promote green services to the public.

Event details are as below:-

Publika Solaris Dutamas, KL

27th October (Thursday) - 28th October (Sunday) [2 days, outdoor at The Square]
22nd October (Monday) - 28th October (Sunday) [7 days, indoor at Red Zone]

RM200/day, with additional RM200 add on as refundable security deposit

Do look out for the announcement in or our Facebook by early August 2018.

For more info: +(60)3 7731 8361 or email your inquiries to

KLEFF 2018 Announces Its Panel Jury

It’s almost the film selection and judging sessions in July! And we’re proud to announce our lineup of panel jury for the KLEFF 2018!

Azuan Muda

Azuan Muda
Co-founder of TeebTV

Fadly Bakhtiar

Fadly Bakhtiar
Festival Director of KLEFF

Mano Maniam

Mano Maniam
Malaysian actor, director, drama teacher, voice over artist and writer

Dr. Gopalasamy Reuben Clements

Dr. Gopalasamy Reuben Clements
Co-founder of Rimba

Check out our juries in the KLEFF jury page to know more about them and their expectations from the films of KLEFF 2018.

Now in its 11th 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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