[Press Release] The 9th Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF) Announces Call For Entries

Festival to take place at PUBLIKA Solaris LIVE Oct 14-16, 2016

KL-Based Contemporary Artist Christine Das Creates Poster Art

KUALA LUMPUR (FEB 18TH, 2016) — The 9th Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF) is now accepting submissions, announced Festival Director Fadly Bakhtiar.

The Festival will take place from October 14 – October 16 2016 in Kuala Lumpur at Publika Solaris.  The early deadline for submissions is March 31 2016, the official deadline is May 30, 2016 and the late deadline is June 30, 2016. Please visit www.kleff.my for submission guidelines and forms.

The 2016 KLEFF poster art has been created by the contemporary Kuala Lumpur-based artist, Christine Das.  “Christine captures the two key issues that we face today – the driving force of capitalism and its impact on the environment and people,” said Fadly Bakhtiar, Festival Director. 

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“The last decade has seen a rise in ecocritical exploration in films and cinemas. That empathy, that exhilaration, that hunger to find a positive solution to address environmental issues for the betterment of all living species – it’s what movies capture, no matter the venue or device, or how omnipresent they are. And those are the feelings I want the KL Eco Film Fest to remind the audiences of – that they are the reason that we have the KLEFF,” said KLEFF honorary advisor, Yasmin Rasyid. 

adrianyeoazwanmudaThe 2016 KLEFF have new faces as judges for this year’s film competition. Among the judges that are confirmed are Azuan Muda, co-founder and CEO of TEEBTV, an online broadcast channel; and Adrian Yeo, founder of Power Shift Malaysia., a climate change movement engaged with various movements to generate momentum towards clean, renewable energy sources and a safe climate future for youths.

More information about the KL Eco Film Festival can be found from its official website www.kleff.my and also on its Facebook Fan Page, www.facebook.com/KualaLumpurEcoFilmFestival

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, 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

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