Date: 22 - 28 October 2018  Venue: PUBLIKA SOLARIS DUTAMAS

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Newsletter Vol. 7

Newsletter Vol. 7

Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival

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The 9th Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF) is a volunteer-run and not-for-profit environment-themed film festival organized by local grassroots environmental organization, EcoKnights. In the last eight years, the Festival has reached out to more than 90,000 Malaysians through its free film screening, roadshows, collaboration with other partners, and engaging programs such as workshops, talks and lectures, and exhibition. Throughout its course, the KLEFF has supported and promoted local and international NGOs in their conservation and environmental efforts to more Malaysians. The KLEFF’s aim is to create and maintain a platform in which environmentalist, the public, government agencies, and corporate players can converge and share and communicate with each other to address solutions for pressing environmental issues. More information about KLEFF can be obtained from www.kleff.my

The KLEFF2016 Announces Film Submission Results

We are proud to announce that the 9th International Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival 2016 (KLEFF2016) has accepted a total of 249 films out of 334 submissions from 45 countries, and we are thrilled to have such overwhelming numbers!

Due to the overwhelming submissions this year, it is impossible for us to screen all films in the span of three days. The jury committee had to make tough decision and selected almost 90 films to be screened this year at the festival. Rest assured, our goal is to keep spreading the important environmental messages through films to as many people in Malaysia and we are working hard to look for potential partners to screen the remaining films for this year. We truly appreciate your understanding and support on this matter. However, we will try our level best to feature your films at our satellite screening happening all over Malaysia from the month of September up to December 2016.

Click here to view the results.


The KLEFF2016 Announces The Top 5 Submission Finalists

The 9th International Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival 2016 (KLEFF2016) announced that 249 films were accepted for the competition from 334 submissions. Of the accepted films, top 5 films for each of the 6 categories have been selected as finalists of the KLEFF2016. However, the JKR-UNDP Energy Efficiency in Building Award and the Special Jury Award finalists will be announced by the 12th of August 2016.

Due to the overwhelming submissions this year, it is impossible for us to screen all films in the span of three days. The jury committee had to make tough decision and selected almost 90 films to be screened this year at the festival. Rest assured, our goal is to keep spreading the important environmental messages through films to as many people in Malaysia and we are working hard to look for potential partners to screen the remaining films for this year. We truly appreciate your understanding and support on this matter.

Click here to view the Top 5 Finalists for each category.


Sign Up To Be A Volunteer!

SIGN UP TO BE A VOLUNTEER!

Be a part of the local creative environmental movement and volunteer with the 9th Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival. For three days, October 14-16, 2016, the Festival welcomes film enthusiasts and supporters of environmental movements from around the world to celebrate the best of environmental films. We need an amazing team of volunteers to make the Festival a memorable and remarkable experience for all. The Festival aspires to encourage Malaysians from all walks of life to take positive steps towards a better environment through the wide range of activities, and film screenings organized. Get involved, meet new people, and discover local and international film makers that are championing environmental issues through films.

If you’re not sure where to start, download the Volunteer Guide Book here


Be Part Of KLEFF, Sponsor Today

We are now calling for partners and sponsors for the 9th KLEFF 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, 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 2016, 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 #KLEFF2016.

Download the Open Letter for Sponsorship here

Download the 2016 Sponsorship and Info Kit here


ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL KUALA LUMPUR ECO FILM FESTIVAL

Now in its 9th 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 www.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 www.ecoknights.org.my.

For further information, kindly contact:
Fadly Bakhtiar, Festival Director, fadly@ecoknights.org.my, +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 www.ecoknights.org.my.

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