“KLEFF” which stands for Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival, is actually :
In the month of October, KLEFF hosts the screening of more than 80 films reaching to an audience of more than 5,000. With the collaboration of partners and sponsors, KLEFF is gradually becoming the nation’s celebrated grassroots cultural and environmental event.
“Malaysia’s first and longest-serving platform promoting sustainable living through showcases of environmentally-themed films and programs. Since 2008, KLEFF’s mission is to accelerate mainstreaming of sustainable living and stewardship of the environment through the power of audio visual materials and activities.
The Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival is a not-for-profit program organized by local environmental NGO, EcoKnights.” – As per their website.
“A total submission of 233 environmental films from 48 countries this year was accepted under the festival’s theme: Climate Action…Now. Out of all the submissions, a total of 83 films of various lengths and genre have been selected by this year’s KLEFF jury committee.”
It is praiseworthy to note that “Ippdikku Iyarkai” under the direction of John Selva and story by Chris Thanigan, was selected as one of the 83 film and short films screening. The story depicts the story of deforestation and how mother nature gives warning to mankind before its too late. Hence the title ” “Ippdikku Iyarkai” which translates into “Sincerely Nature”. The main cast are Kumarran Dheven, Vani Sri Selvaraju and Yadhav Kumar.
The short film was originally a project work during a Film Making course conducted by Persatuan Seniman Sivaji Kedah in collaboration with Finas Malaysia.
The Screening will be held at Publika, Solaris Dutamas Kuala Lumpur on the 12th October 2019 which falls on a Saturday. Read here for the full schedule details.
We wish all the best for John Selva and his team for upcoming works.