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01 May 2016

Kuala Lumpur | Freedom FilmFest - open call


International human rights documentary film festival Freedom FilmFest 2016 (FFF) will take place in Kuala Lumpur from Aug 20-28. Open call for film submissions on the theme “What Lies Beneath”, casting the spotlight on under-represented human rights and public interest issues.

FreedomFilmFest 2016 is now accepting submissions that reflect this year’s theme to be included in our line up. Films selected will also go through a special jury selection for nomination to be awarded.


  • Films must be completed between 2014 to 2016

  • Film format include :
    Documentary Films, short and feature length up to 60 mins
    Short fiction and animated films up to 20 mins

  • Please note that we are not considering experimental film submissions

  • Films in any language with English subtitles

If you’re a Malaysian or Singaporean filmmaker working on a project that qualifies for the festival, you can also apply for the FFF Film Grant Program which issues grants of up to RM20,000 or S$5,000.

Theme: What Lies Beneath

The FreedomFilmFest 2016 theme “What Lies Beneath” reflects this international documentary film festival’s ongoing mission to cast the spotlight on underrepresented human rights and public interest issues through the powerful medium of film.

This year’s theme is a call for everyone to dig deeper into the many urgent issues that individuals, groups, society and humanity are facing today. It is also an invitation to filmmakers and activists to unearth stories that help us see beyond the surface to bring about more meaningful insight and the appropriate action.

Deadline for submissions is May 1 2016

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