Freedom Film Fest launches today

Malaysia’s only human rights film festival, aptly titled the Freedom Film Fest, is back for yet another edition this year.

Interested film-makers can send in their film proposals to A Malaysian Popular Communications Human Rights Centre (Komas), the festival organisers, after the 2011 FFF edition titled ‘Dare to Document’ is launched at Jalan Universiti later today.

All submissions should be videos of between 15 to 30 minutes in length, and must reach Komas before April 15.

Three winners will be chosen, and each winning proposal will be given a RM6,000 grant to be converted into a film.

Production dates will are  from June to September, with September 15 being set as the deadline for all the films to be completed.

These three films will be showcased in the FFF festival in the states of Selangor, Penang, Johor and Sarawak later this year.

Entry details and entry forms for the competition can be found here.

The competition is open to all Malaysian citizens and can be made in any language, provided that English and Bahasa Malaysia subtitles are included.