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Newsletter Issue 07/2018

Newsletter Issue 07/2018

The International Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival
The International
Kuala Lumpur
Eco Film Festival
Vol. 2018 - Issue #07

Message from Festival Director

Fadly BakhtiarHello family and friends!

We are almost at the end of 2018, and what a year it was for us. When we first decided to organise a week-long KLEFF in 2017, we thought it wouldn't be possible. Fast forward in 2018, we did a week-long again. It wasn't without so many challenges but the team stuck on to it with a shared goal to be THE Malaysia's number one platform for environmental films, arts and communications. We have concluded the KLEFF2018 and analysed all the data, information and feedbacks and summarised it in the form of KLEFF2018 Impact Report, which you can have a read through in this newsletter.

With the help of our video team from Begedas Studio, we have also documented the wonderful KLEFF2018 in Publika with a short video summary during the awards ceremony and the Festival Weekend. Thank you to everyone who made it to KLEFF, for your contribution, commitment and support. The videos can be viewed here:

KLEFF2018 Awards CeremonyKLEFF2018 Festival Weekend
KLEFF2018 Awards Ceremony
KLEFF2018 Festival Weekend

As for the coming 2019, we are gearing up and forward to improve and provide the best opportunities for all our stakeholders and beneficiaries to utilise KLEFF as the avenue to connect with the like-minded, providing important and meaningful projects and impacting more people especially in Malaysia. We are calling all interested and passionate individuals, groups, communities, corporations and agencies to come front and talk to us about our great plans for 2019, to take part and work together towards SDG Goals.

With that said, on behalf of EcoKnights and KLEFF team, I would like to wish everyone a happiest holiday season, Happy New Year and a wonderful, prosperous and sustainable year ahead.

God bless and till next one.

Yours Fabulously,

KLEFF 2018 Report and Videos: Check Out the Achievements!

After the unforgettable week at 11th KLEFF, one report and two videos has been produced to record and analyse the impact from the one-week eco film festival. In short, we have more films screened, more activities conducted, and better social media engagement. To read the complete graphical report, click here. You can also have a quick review on our festival through these KLEFF2018 Awards Ceremony and KLEFF2018 Festival Weekend videos.

KLEFF 2018 Report and Videos: Check Out the Achievements!

Call for Entries: KLEFF 2019 Open for Film Submission

Yes, you heard it right, it is another season of submitting creative, impactful, and important environment-themed films. If you think your film is conveying critical or crucial environmental issues, send it to us and get our platform to show it out. You might be one of the winner of the anual awards too, submit your film to in coming January.

Hint: We look foward to films that are related to SDG goals.

Call for Entries: KLEFF 2019 Open for Film Submission

Open for Partnership: Get Involved In KLEFF 2019 Through Multiple Opportunities

If you’re looking for an opportinity to be part of South-east Asia’s longest running eco-film festival, let’s explore potential partnerships whether it is regarding film category, media, digital content, accommodation, university, or activity/program. No matter you are individual, company, organization, or governmental agency, we welcome your suggestions/proposals to be our partner in KLEFF 2019. Email to for further discussions.

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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