I would like to welcome you again to the 11th International Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Fest 2018! In all honesty, I have never committed myself to something for 11 years, and it’s still very exciting for me to be able to contribute to this important cause yet again.
Last year at KLEFF2017, we successfully organised a whole-week festival and it was an amazing experience. We engaged with so many new partners, initiatives and individuals and the great thing is that everybody is working towards the same goal.
Moving forward, this year we started off with the launch of KLEFF2018 with the first round partnership with the Kuala Lumpur Malay Chamber of Commerce (KLMCC), River of Life, Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), Tanamera Tropical Spa, Publika and MAP KL. This partnership marks the new initiatives to bring KLEFF to a new level. We are working hard to get more partners to take this journey with us this year.
The KLEFF2018 has announced two new special awards for films with our new partners and one poster competition. We are looking for new ideas from the public especially the youths to tell their stories and ideas about our environment. This means we are now opening our invitation to universities in Malaysia and Asean to become our University Partners to enjoy special film screenings and ilm making workshops at your university.
Lastly, on behalf of KLEFF Team, I would like to wish everyone Happy Chinese New Year! 2018 is going to be a massive year, and we look forward to work with you again.
Yours Fabulously, FABS
11th KLEFF – South East Asia’s First and Longest-running Environmental Film Festival Successfully Launched
On 29th January, the 11th International Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF) was launched at the Colab: Tourism @ Kuala Lumpur Travel Mart 2018. The launch announces the festival’s 2018 theme: “Forest, Water and Climate Change”, as well as its partnerships with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), River of Life (ROL), Publika Shopping Gallery, Tanamera Tropical Spa Products and Kuala Lumpur Malay Chamber of Commerce (KLMCC).
KLEFF Calls for Entries: Act for SDGs and Poster Competition
This year, with the theme, “Forests, Water and Climate Change”, we invite individuals, companies, organizations and government agencies to plug in to KLEFF by proposing an event, campaign, idea or exhibition, the sky is the limit that fulfills the theme and also resonates with one if not more of the Sustainable Development Goals.
The KLEFF Festival Poster Competition is a new addition to this year’s program. The Competition is open to all Malaysians and non-Malaysians who have an interest in creative design and art to evoke a sense of appreciation, awareness or acknowledge of the environment.
An Interview with KLEFF 2017 Winners: Special Merit Award Winner – The Master Weaver
The KLEFF team caught up with one of our Special Merit Award winners, Eugene Chin from the Borneo Art Collective, who directed the film The Master Weaver, which was screened during the ASEAN Film Makers’ Night, KLEFF 2017.
ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL KUALA LUMPUR ECO FILM FESTIVAL 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 kleff.my.
ABOUT ECOKNIGHTS® 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 ecoknights.org.my.