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South East Asia’s First and Longest-running Environmental Film Festival Successfully Launched

KLEFF partnership signing by Ms Gayathri Velayutham of RSPO, Ms Yasmin Rasyid of KLEFF and Ms Fong Chuen Far of ROL, observed by Mr Don Nazwim of KLMCC and Datuk R. Rajasekharan of Selangor Indian Chambers of Commerce.

South East Asia’s First and Longest-running Environmental Film Festival Successfully Launched

With the theme ‘Forest, Water and Climate Change’, the 11th International Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF) 2018 was successfully launched at Colab: Tourism @ Kuala Lumpur Travel Mart 2018, hosted by Kuala Lumpur Malay Chamber of Commerce (KLMCC) on 29th January 2018. The launch announced the festival’s official partners – KLMCC, Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), River of Life (ROL) and Tanamera Tropical Spa Products.

"KLEFF truly is a tapestry of many patterns and many threads, to be woven into something that works, that is sustainable.” - Yasmin, founder and honorary advisor of KLEFF
From left: Mr Don Nazwim, Ms Gaya Velayutham, Ms Yasmin Rasyid, Ms Fong Chuen Far and YBhg. Datuk R. Rajasekharan after the partnership signing.
The launch is also the unveiling of KLEFF 2018 Call for Entry poster.
“KLMCC is proud to be supporting KLEFF this year as the Commercial Partner with our hope to expand the festival’s commercial outreach to a higher level.” – Don Nazwim, President of KLMCC


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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