Saturday, September 19, 2009

Eco Film Fest 2009

Thanks to Adrian from MyCJN for sharing on this.

Eco Film Fest 2009 is back again in its second year, premiering new and award-winning films about environmental issues for Malaysians.

To be held every Sunday (4th, 11th, 18th and 25th) in the month of October, Eco Film Fest 2009 will feature ONE film premier a week interspersed with short films and green activities. The Fest will be held at Palate Palette, an arts-pace cum restaurant every Sunday from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

"We are very proud to be continuing with this Fest for its second year and we hope that Malaysians from all walks of life would take some time off to head over to Palate Palette to watch these films for free" said Yasmin Rasyid, Founder of EcoKnights – a non-profit environmental organization based here in Kuala Lumpur.

Four award-winning full-length films and two short films will be shown for the first time in Malaysia at Palate Palette and they are "Blue Gold", "Everything's Cool", "The Woven Ways", "The WaterFront", "The Secret Life of Cell Phones" and "The Secret Life of Paper".

Apart from the film screenings, there will be also be a premier of some of the coolest green products that are Malaysian-made and very affordable. Among some of the products are mobile solar chargers, handicraft by local indigenous people and also trendy and cool handbags and clutches made from recycled aluminum pull tabs.

"We want to promote small green businesses with their green products and hope that we can open up the minds and eyes of Malaysians to choose greener products and habits. In addition, the films that will be premiering are award-winning films and also portray real-time environmental issues and scenarios that could potentially affect Malaysians in the near future", added Yasmin.

For details on the film screening times, a map to the venue and the kind of movies that will be screened for the first time, please log on to

This Festival is free for all and movie goers who come to the first screening (4th October) will be offered a choice to indulge in an organic and meatless BBQ at Palate Palette. For more information about the organic and meatless BBQ, please contact Palate Palette at

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