Harun Rahman, the current president of the Malaysian Documentary Association (MyDocs), joined FFF and a group of aspiring filmmakers for a workshop on “How To Pitch Your Story” last Sunday. As a veteran documentary film-maker, Harun has successfully pitched documentary proposals to National Geographic, The History Channel and featured talents such as Michelle YeohContinue Reading
If you’ve watched Joshua Oppenheimer’s 2012 documentary The Act of Killing, then you probably don’t need much convincing to see its companion piece, The Look of Silence. While the Act of Killing focused on the perpetrators behind the 1966-65 Indonesian genocide, The Look of Silence tells the stories of the victims and survivors of theContinue Reading
This month, three of our Malaysian films from the festival last year will be screened at the One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival in Prague, Czech Republic. A selection of films from the FFF2014 will also be screened at the 4th South East Asia Symposium in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.
We will be holding an exclusive screening of the award-winning documentary film, The Look of Silence, by Joshua Oppenheimer on the 20th March 2015 at the PJ Live Arts Centre at 8pm. The film is a sequel to Oppenheimer’s 2012 film The Act Of Killing about the Indonesian killings of 1965 – 1966. The filmContinue Reading
This workshop is dedicated to revealing the generalities of any selection process of a documentary film project. There are many pieces to the puzzle of making a successful film. An important one is how the project is presented during all phases – from development to placement. For the month of March, we are putting emphasisContinue Reading
If you didn’t manage to catch our films at the last festival, this is your chance to! We will releasing the three winning pitch films from last year’s Film Grant Program for online viewing on the 6th of March at 9pm. The films “Fight Through Cartoon” by Mic Hoo and Zunar; “Anur Nak Sekolah” byContinue Reading
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia: FREEDOMFILMFEST is now calling for entries for their Film Grant Program and for films to be featured in the festival. The closing date for the Film Grants is 4 April 2015 and Film Entry is 1 June 2015. FreedomFilmFest supports independent storytellers, whose stories illuminate people, issues, countries, communities or events inContinue Reading
As a winner of the Justin Louis Award of FreedomFilmFest in Malaysia 2013, I was invited last month by the Goethe-Institute and FreedomFilmFest Malaysia to visit the 57th International DOK Leipzig Festival for Documentary and animated Films in Germany. Thanks again to my sponsors! During this ten day in Germany, I have an opportunity toContinue Reading