Borneo Eco Film Festival 2013 happening this weekend


If you are not doing anything this weekend or longing to watch great films for free, then lets go to Borneo Eco Film Festival 2013 (BEFF 2013), that will be happening at Kompleks Kompleks Jabatan Kebudayaan dan Kesenian Negara(JKKN) Sabah.

The event which enters its 3rd year will be presenting an exciting line-up of free screenings of environmental films, as well as community filmmaking workshops and public talks.

Suara PUBLIKA and the Borneo Pitch

Suara PUBLIKA is a free environmental public talks that will be conducted by WWF-Malaysia, Malaysian Nature Society (MNS), Sabah Computer Society and the Sabah Wetlands Conservation Society (SWCS). Public are welcomed to join in the talks that will take place on September 29 (Sunday), starting from 12:30pm.

Agnes Agama also introduced Borneo Pitch workshop as part of the SUARA Publika session on September 28 (Saturday).

This newly introduced public forum provides an opportunity for local storytellers to introduce their ideas in an organized and professional manner.

During the workshop duration, they will receive feedback from a panel of filmmaking experts and from the audience. Agnes hopes that this experience will help budding filmmakers be comfortable with sharing and receiving criticism as both are vital to any successful project.

Boleh Bah Filem Kita!

Earlier before, Boleh Bah Filem Kita! short film competition received an overwhelming entries as the closing date was extended to 31st August. Making it even more exciting, WWF-Malaysia has agreed to become the presenting partner for the competition. The prize giving ceremony and screening of finalists’ films will take place on September 29 (Sunday) at 7:00pm.

This year’s judges are Dato’ Dr. Dionysius Sharma, Executive Director and CEO of WWF-Malaysia, award-winning photographer Louis Pang and musical producer, photographer and videographer Chris Pereira.

Aside from the first place and runner-up prizes, WWF-Malaysia is also awarding a special prize to films focusing on Tun Mustapha Park, the largest marine protected area in Malaysia once it is gazetted.

Free film screening

Yes! free admission for films that will be screened during the entire festival!

The opening night, September 27 (Friday) will feature a special live performance of ‘The Giving Tree’ – an animated film based on the book of the same name written by Shel Silverstein.

This is followed by a screening of Kemajuan Sabah (1963), a black and white Filem Negara Malaysia film screened in conjunction with Malaysia Day’s 50th Anniversary, and a visual spectacle produced by French filmmakers and Disney Nature entitled Oceans, narrated by Pierce Brosnan.

Check out the schedule below for films that will be screened for September 28 and 29 (Saturday & Sunday). Also don’t forget to check out for more details.







Our Image, Our Voice, Borneo Eco Film Festival


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