“I hate cameras. They are so much more sure than I am about everything.”
– John Steinback, author​


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Indigenous stories, indigenous connection

Apa Kata Wanita Orang Asli, a young Orang Asli women collective who advocates for indigenous rights through film, is empowering the youth from their community to speak out through a creative video competition. Eleven content creators...

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FreedomFilmFest 2022: Coming back with a bang to inspire change, build communities

During the post-screening discussion of Fafa: Perjuangan Yang Tak Didendang, Sam (not his real name), who was in the audience, stood up to share how the film inspired him to open up about his own...

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NEW and available: 12 Malaysian social films to screen in your community

After the 19th edition of the FreedomFilmFest was launched in Petaling Jaya and showcased on the big screen for the first time since the pandemic, we are now taking our stories nationwide. These stories, of...

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Social impact grantee to use film to engage with therapists on LGBTQ mental health

Covid-19 has put extraordinary stress on the mental health of marginalised groups such as the LGBTQ community as they often face difficulty getting help in Malaysia’s conservative society.  Freedom Film Network is helping to change...

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Sarawak IP group harness FFN’s social impact grant to strengthen their claims on their ancestral land through film.

Indigenous People rights NGO, Society for Rights of Indigenous People of Sarawak (SCRIPS) was one of the recipients of Freedom Film Network’s social impact grant for civil society organisations (CSOs) to use film to strengthen...

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Documentary Pitch on crumbling public school wins FreedomFilmFest Grant for 2022

About one of every three school going child from a low income family in Malaysia did not have the resources for online learning during the many lockdowns the nation endured over the past two years. ...

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Pelukis Grafik Amirul Ramthan memenangi Geran Filem FreedomFilmFest

Sejak dari kecil lagi, Fafa sering mendengar suara bisikan dan bunyi loceng yang mengganggu fikirannya dan menjadikannya muram dan susah untuk berinteraksi dengan keluarga, rakan-rakan dan guru-guru sekolah.  Semasa Fafa membesar, keluarganya selalu mengadu tentang...

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Youth at Heart of Social Change

How do you spark a movement in your school? Freedom Film Network in partnership with Apa Kata Wanita Orang Asli are banding together with schools to aid students in their social justice campaigns. Here is one...

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Change-Makers Find Their Voices With Audio Documentary

How do change-makers think outside of the box during a pandemic? Freedom Film Network looked into audio documentary production over four sessions with French radio director Marie Chartron.

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(Un) censored: Women breaking biases.

Starting on March 14, EngageMedia, Freedom Film Network and Inteamates will be featuring films that bravely tackle controversial yet critical women’s issues in the Asia-Pacific region. These will be featured in Cinemata.

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We’re Hiring: Digital Marketer

Freedom Film Network, a non-profit organisation dedicated to the production and development of social films for human rights and democracy is looking for a Digital Marketer for FreedomFilmFest 2022.

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Why We Need To Speak Up Against Injustice

For almost 20 years, members of the Freedom Film Network (FFN) have been sharing stories on poverty, inequality and injustice in Malaysia. These stories of ordinary people are important, even more so today as we...