The FreedomFilmFest 2016 theme “What Lies Beneath” cast the spotlight on underrepresented human rights and public interest issues through the powerful medium of film. It is a call for everyone to dig deeper into the many urgent issues that individuals, groups, society and humanity are facing today.
Here are some of our highlights:
Premiere of Moving Voices, an animation series on life in Jinjang
We initiated this project to record the voices of this seldom-heard community and to make them into short videos so that more people will become aware of their situation. This project was done in collaboration with BFM Radio and students of the DASEIN Academy of Art. Together we produced 6 short animated real stories of residents in an urban poor temporary longhouse settlement community in Jinjang Utara (North) in Kuala Lumpur.
Masterclass with world renown expert Marcus Vetter
This masterclass covers the journey of a documentary – from the first idea to the final festival strategy. ‘The Promise’ which is a case study based on the true crime story was screened during the festival in conjunction with this masterclass.
South East Asia Video Activist Network Meeting
We invited 25 filmmakers from the Southeast Asia Region as special guests. The countries that was represented was Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines and Myanmar. These filmmakers screened their films during the festival and also took part in a 3 day Southeast Asia Video Activist forum/meeting. This forum aims to strengthens the network of social film makers in the region and possibly be the catalyst for future collaborations and co-productions within the region.
- Life Of Jinjang Utara Long House Occupants In Animation Movie (Lifetstyle & Youth Bernama, 29 August 2016)
- Uncovering Humanity (The Edge, 15 August 2016)
- The Team behind FreedomFilmFest (VOIZ,Asia)