Films for a better future
The festival, which will be held from 27 to 29 September, aims to highlight the relationship among local people and Borneo’s natural heritage through the showcasing of environmental films. Admission to the three-day film festival is free.
The Boleh Bah Filem Kita! (BBFK), which is one of the core events of the festival, is an eco-film competition where local film makers must demonstrate how people relate to their environment through a short-film. To encourage more participation, WWF-Malaysia will present a special award for the best video themed on the proposed Tun Mustapha Park, the largest marine protected area in Malaysia once it is gazetted. The film must be under 10 minutes, shot in Borneo by people who live in Borneo, and the submission date has been extended from 15 August to 31 August.
Besides that, the festival also aims to nurture film-making among the local communities. . Through a series of workshops named SUARA KOMUNITI/ The Voice of the Community, the local communities will have the chance to tell their own stories with their own voices. WWF-Malaysia is supporting community members from Semporna Priority Conservation Area and the proposed Tun Mustapha Park to participate and benefit from the film-making workshops.
SUARA KOMUNITI activities are conducted all year long through village-level workshops where indigenous and local communities work with SUARA guest trainers for two to three days on film-making approaches, styles and techniques. The workshops will culminate at the festival.
“We are pleased to support this event as their goals are very much in line with ours. The relationship between people and their natural environment has never been so vulnerable. WWF-Malaysia believes that a better future can be achieved with awareness and education, and the Borneo Eco Film Festival is an exemplary platform for this,” said WWF-Malaysia Executive Director/CEO, Dato’ Dr Dionysius Sharma.
For more information please visit: www.beff.org.my
For more information, please contact:
Alexa Antal, Communications Manager, Sulu Sulawesi Marine Ecoregion Programme, WWF-Malaysia
Tel: +6088-262420 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yeoh Lin Lin, Head of Communications, WWF-Malaysia
Tel: +603-78033772 Email: email@example.com