Wednesday, August 07, 2013

A more exciting Borneo Eco Film Festival

KOTA KINABALU: This year’s Borneo Eco Film Festival is set to be more exciting with the coming on board of WWF-Malaysia as its official partner.

The partnership is synergistic – the annual film festival aims to celebrate Borneo’s bio-cultural diversity and WWF-Malaysia has the mission to achieve a future where people live in harmony with nature.

The festival, which will be held from September 27 to 29, 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 August 15 to August 31.

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.

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