FreedomFilmFestival (FFF)

International Human Rights Documentary and Social Film Festival
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FFF began in 2003

with the aim to create a much needed platform for filmmakers and activists to showcase their films and advocate their causes to the Malaysian public. It is also an occassion to celebrate great films and filmmakers and to talk about the films in an intimate, interactive, open atmosphere.

The festival takes place annually in the month of September at the PJ Live Arts Theatre in Jaya One, Petaling Jaya. It will showcase about 40 current and award winning social justice and human rights films from Malaysia and around the world.

The festival records an estimated 6000 strong audience in the 8 days of the festival in Petaling Jaya. Each film screening is attended by up to 200 people and is always followed by a Q&A or panel discussion on the film and thematic issue.

Subsequently, the festival travels to remote communities and also smaller cities in Penang, Johor, Perak, Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore to reach audiences that don’t have the access to such a programme otherwise.

It is a highy anticipated social event that brings together the socially conscious and the film loving community in Malaysia under one roof.

Dare To Document

is the festival’s tag line and it represents the spirit of the festival – to encourage filmmakers to document and share their stories without fear or hesitation

The Justin Louis Award is presented every year to the winners of our film competition. The trophy is a uniquely designed hand carved wooden trophy made by the Indigenous Mahmeri tribe of Carey Island in Selangor.

Past Festivals

Since 2003


“Mend The Gap”


“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.”


“What Lies Beneath”


“Unseen, Unheard Untold”




“Switch On People Power”


“Democracy: Who’s the Boss?”


“Dare to Document”


“Dare to Document”


“Real Change?”


“Democratic Space”


“The Untold History of Merdeka”


“Freedom of Information”




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