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4 Tips for Social Filmmakers Hungry For Change

Making a great social film is like serving up a flavourful, piping hot dish of nasi lemak with all the toppings. Yet, the work doesn’t end after a film is released.   At the recent Using...

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The Orang Asli Women’s Journey

Rise Up: If Not Us, Then Who? Sherry Tan, a spunky 21-year-old from the Jakun tribe in Malaysia, went live on YouTube for the first time in November last year. “I was nervous and happy...

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Using films for social impact! Gunakan filem untuk mencetus perubahan sosial

This year, together with Goethe-Institut and the European Union, through the “Social Films For Social Change” project, FFN is embarking on a new programme to empower CSOs to master the use of films for social...

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How does a documentary change lives?

What happens after you win the FFF Grant? Making an impact in their communities and beyond, we speak to four winners ahead of our Pandemik Dua Darjat call for entries running right now. Read these...

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Smaller Festival, Bigger Love

About 10 minutes into the first online screening of “Meniti Senja” – part of the 2020 FreedomFilmFest – a chat box meant for the audience to comment on the film blew up. Accolades, comments and...

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“The Shades of Love” – Documenting Life Through the Voices of Singapore’s Sex Workers

As Covid-19 rages across the world, lives have been upended, institutions left in panic and entire industries affected. From tourism to aviation, food and beverage to the creative industries – livelihood and normalcy desperately needed...

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Unwanted: Memperjuangkan Warga Tua Terabai

“Dalam sebuah masyarakat yang memuja kekayaan dan harta benda, warga tua yang terabai tidak mempunyai daya, suara, mahupun hak” ujar Lily Fu, 72 dalam melihat duduk letak sebilangan komuniti yang dilupakan masyarakat.

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Finas Act must be reformed to protect freedom of expression

We, the undersigned organisations and individuals, welcome Communication and Multimedia Minister Saifuddin Abdullah’s pledge that the government will not be using the National Film Development Corporation Malaysia Act 1981 (Finas Act or Akta 244) to...

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Ayahku Dr G: Filem Melawan Dogma

Ganja – untuk sekian lama distreotaipkan masyarakat sebagai bahan terlarang yang memudaratkan. Bagi penguasa, bukan sahaja di Malaysia malah hampir seluruh dunia sejak bermula abad ke-20; ganja dipukul rata dan dibingkaikan sebagai gateway drug kepada...

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Ayahku Dr G Documentary Follows Man Fighting For His Life & Medical Marijuana

Prior to his arrest, Amiruddin had found effective relief in the use of marijuana to treat his own chronic illnesses and had decided to help other terminally ill patients who were suffering from epilepsy and...

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New Documentary To Explore Abandoned Elderly People in Malaysia

“In a society where cash is king, destitute elderly have no power, no voice and no rights”

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FreedomFilmFest 2020 Calls For Film Entries on Non-Discrimination

FreedomFilmFest (FFF), Malaysia’s leading international human rights documentary film festival is back for 2020 and this year’s theme will focus on non-discrimination. With that in mind, FFF2020 is now calling for film grant proposals and...