Years running: 11 (since 2008)

Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival

Internetional festival of ecological cinema.

About

The international Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival is Malaysia’s first and longest-running environmental film festival. 

Conceptualized and organized by not-for-profit environmental organization, EcoKnights, the Festival is a 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 and stories such as pollution, transboundary haze, indigenous people’s rights, wildlife protection, nuclear energy, climate change, sustainable food production, waste management, local environmental heroes and more.

Awards

  • Best Feature Film/Full length Documentary (Overall): RM1500.00 (inclusive of a plaque, certificate and hamper)
  • Best Short Documentary/TV Documentary: RM1000.00 (inclusive of a plaque, certificate and hamper)
  • Best Short Film: RM500.00 (inclusive of a plaque, certificate and hamper)
  • Best Animation: RM500.00 (inclusive of a plaque, certificate and hamper)
  • Best PSA: RM500.00 (inclusive of a plaque, certificate and hamper)
  • Special Jury Award: RM500.00 (inclusive of a plaque, certificate and hamper)
  • Young Film maker: RM500.00 (inclusive of a plaque, certificate and hamper)
  • Special RSPO Award: RM2000.00 cash, a plaque, certificate and hamper
  • Special Merit Award (only for Malaysian): A plaque, certificate and hamper

The endowments that come with the awards are given to the director(s) or any individual he/she/they have appointed. For all these awards, in the event of a co-direction, the related endowment shall be divided among the directors. Each share will be paid to each co-director. In case of draw, endowment shall be split between the winning films.

The jury is free to award distinctions or merits to any other films or film makers where deem fit.

Rules

  • Films should cover environmental topics, but can certainly overlap with social, economic, spiritual, or other themes.
  • There are various sections, each has its time limit: 
  1. Feature Film/Full-length
  2. Short Documentary/TV Documentary (film run-time under 50 minutes)
  3. Short Film (film run-time under 50 minutes)
  4. Animation (film run-time under 50 minutes)
  5. TV and short documentaries (film run-time under 50 minutes)
  6. Public Service Announcement (PSA) (film run-time under 20 minutes)
  • Submission are to be made via FilmFreeway. Fees in USD. (For non-Malaysian)
  • The Malaysians submit their films through their own on-line platform. Fees in MYR.
  • Students are eligible for a special submission fee (entries must be accompanied by a legitimate student ID or official letter from the learning institution)

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Documents

Place

Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur

Official website

kleff.my

Contacts

Address:      

41, Lorong Burhanuddin Helmi 11,
Taman Tun Dr Ismail
Kuala Lumpur, WP Kuala Lumpur 60000
Malaysia

Phone: +6037-731-8361

Email: info@kleff.my

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    January 01, 2018
  • Earlybird Deadline
    March 15, 2018
  • Regular Deadline
    May 31, 2018
  • Late Deadline
    June 30, 2018
  • Notifications
    July 22, 2018
  • Event dates
    22 — 28 October 2018
Categories & Fees
  • Earlybird Deadline — $25
  • Regular Deadline — $30
  • Late Deadline — $35
  • Earlybird Deadline — $10
  • Regular Deadline — $15
  • Late Deadline — $20

TV and short documentaries: run-time under 50 minutes

  • Earlybird Deadline — $15
  • Regular Deadline — $20
  • Late Deadline — $25

TV and short documentaries: run-time under 50 minutes

  • Earlybird Deadline — $10
  • Regular Deadline — $15
  • Late Deadline — $20

Short films, animation (run-time under 50 minutes), public service announcement (run-time under 20 minutes)

  • Earlybird Deadline — $10
  • Regular Deadline — $15
  • Late Deadline — $20

Short films, animation (run-time under 50 minutes), public service announcement (run-time under 20 minutes)

  • Earlybird Deadline — $5
  • Regular Deadline — $10
  • Late Deadline — $15
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