Jul 21, 2012

Boleh Bah Filem Kita!

The Borneo Eco Film Festival (BEFF) is a not-for-profit free event held annually to celebrate Borneo's bio-cultural diversity through showcasing environmental films and nurturing local community film-making.

This year's edition will be held  from 28th to 30th September 2012 (Friday to Sunday) at Kompleks JKKN, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

BEFF is divided into two parts:
  • SUARA, Community Filmmaking workshops + talks
  • Film Screenings
I attended one of their workshops earlier this month, and it was really fun and informative. It's not often that I get to hold a monster-sized camera XD (I’m a closet shutterbug hehehe). I learned very basic film-making tips and tricks, and even live-tweeted the event (whenever I could). :3

The speakers were Mr. Chris Chong and Mr. Ikhwan Rivai.

And with that, I have good news for all local filmmakers and photography/video enthusiasts! The Borneo Eco Film Festival is selecting 10 local short films to be shown at their Boleh Bah Filem Kita! screening, scheduled for 29 September 2012.

Boleh Bah Filem Kita! (BBFK) is organized by Borneo Geographic! The 10 films will be selected from entries submitted to the Boleh Bah Filem Kita! Short Film Competition.

So take this opportunity to warm up your camera, think of a wonderful topic, shoot, edit, and send in your entries to be selected!

So what will they be looking for?
  • Films that demonstrate how people relate to their environment;
  • Films under 10 minutes in length; and
  • Films shot in Borneo by people living in Borneo.
If your film is not in English, it should come with subtitles.

If you think your film fits the bill, then you should e-mail your entries to

And just what do you stand to win, I wonder? :3

So get going! The submission date is on the 1st of September 2012! Good luck munya!

For more information, here’s the link to the Facebook page of the Borneo Eco Film Festival. You can also e-mail them at

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