Malaysia’s Biggest Environmental Film Festival is Now Calling for Entries from Local and International Film Makers

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23rd March, 2015, Kuala Lumpur – The annual and international environmental-themed film festival, the Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF), opens call for entries for the eighth edition. The KLEFF is Malaysia’s first and longest-running environmental film festival and will take place in Publika Mall, Kuala Lumpur from 16th to 18th October 2015.

Interested film makers and non-film makers that produce environment-themed documentaries, animations, short films, TV documentaries and even public service announcements (PSAs) are most welcome to submit their entries. There are 3 platforms for film makers or directors to submit their films; either directly on the KLEFF official website, or through an of its film submission partners such as Fest Home and Film Freeway.

The submission dateline is June 30th, 2015 on Tuesday and all the winners in each category will be rewarded with cash, plague, certificate and hampers. Details prizes per category are as below:

  • Best Film (Overall) – RM3,000.00
  • Best Short Documentary/TV Documentary – RM1,500.00
  • Best Short Film: RM1,000.00
  • Special Jury Award: RM1,000.00
  • Best Animation: RM1,000.00
  • Best PSA: RM500.00

Conceptualized and organized by not-for-profit environmental organization, EcoKnights, the KLEFF is a non-profit platform to facilitate building a nation of ecologically conscious businesses, individuals, and communities through on-ground activities and film screenings focused on critical environmental issues such as climate change, sustainable food production, waste management and more. In the last seven years, the Festival has reached out to approximately 71,187 Malaysians through its film screenings and programs at selected venues all over the Peninsula.

The Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival will be held at MAP Publika Mall from 16th to 18th October 2015 and the award ceremony will be held on the 18th October. Log on to its Facebook page; or its website for more updates.

About EcoKnights

EcoKnights is a not-for-profit organization that focuses on community empower and development through education and awareness, films and community programs. EcoKnights was established in 2005 and has since reached out to many segments of societies through its innovative approaches in addressing sustainability among grassroots communities. For more information about EcoKnights and their programs, visit their website at

For media inquiries, high resolutions images and to arrange interview opportunities please contact EcoKnights Public Relations officer, Amy Jaafar. She can be reached by email at or by phone at +60 12-343 1201. 

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