Freedom Film Fest


Years running: 20 (since 2003)

Freedom Film Fest

International Human Rights Film Festival.


When selecting films, the committee concentrates equally on both human rights content and artistic quality. FFF gives special priority to community and indigenous-made films; and films that have resonance to the people of South East Asia region.


  • BEST SEA HUMAN RIGHTS FILM — For best film from/about South East Asia;
  • BEST MALAYSIAN FILM (JURY PRIZE) — For the best film made by a Malaysian filmmaker;
  • THE FREEDOM AWARD — For the best amateur/community/student film;
  • BEST SHORT FILM (AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD) - For the best amatuer/community/student film.


  • Films must be completed after January 2020.
  • Priority will be given to South East Asian films that are shorter than 60 minutes and contain the following themes:
    • Indigenous, land and cultural identity
    • Environment, technology and sustainability
    • Freedom of Expression
    • Gender, Identity and Disability
    • Poverty and the economic structure
    • Repressive regimes and community uprisings

Documents and Other Requisite Items:

  • Fill out entry form,
  • Give us a link to preview the film online. (VIMEO is the recommended online platform).

Selection Media Type: online

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

The FreedomFilmFest (FFF) is organized by Pusat KOMAS, a non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.




Official Website



Freedom Film Network
Unit A-2-10, 8 Avenue
Jalan Sungai Jernih 8/1
46050 Petaling Jaya
Selangor, Malaysia

Phone: (6)03-79310840


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Deadline
    September 30, 2021
  • Notifications
    December 31, 2021
Categories & Fees
  • Deadline — $5

Short and feature length (up to 60 mins).

  • Deadline — $5

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