FREEDOMFILMFEST is making a last call to Malaysian and Singaporean filmmakers and activists to send in their proposals to make a documentary about a subject that they are passionate about in their respective countries. Three proposals from Malaysia will be selected and will be given a RM8000 film grant and production support. And for the first time, we are also be giving out a grant of SGD 5000 for a Singaporean film. The closing date is 4 April 2015.

The films made from the Film Grants Programme will premier at the FreedomFilmFest in September 2015. It will then travel across 6 cities in Malaysia, Singapore and other countries in the region and Europe.

Previous FFF films have been selected and screened at many regional and international festivals including: The One World International Human Rights Film Festival, Al Jazeera International Documentary Film Festival, Chop Shots Documentary Film Festival and many more.

Our FFF alumni include activist and artist, Fahmi Reza (Sepuluh Tahun Sebelum Merdeka); New York Times video journalist, Poh Si Teng (Pecah Lobang); Indigenous activist and filmmaker, Shafie Dris (Hak Dinafikan); current Chief Operating Officer of IDEAS (Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs), and former research officer of the Selangor Minister Besar, Tricia Yeoh (Rights of the Dead) and former MalaysiaKini TV and documentary filmmaker Indrani Kopal (She’s My Son). Our alumni have come from all types of fields including law, journalism, academic, corporate and marketing sector and also from the arts and activist circles.

So whether you are a budding or wannabe film maker, an experienced film maker who wants to try your hand at making social documentaries, or an activist or journalist with a good story to tell – this is a good platform for you!

Information on the Film Grant and online submission form here.

You can watch previous films produced by FFF alumni here

Anna Har

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