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FFF2023 film grant winner unveils the reality of sexual violence towards men

According to the Malaysian Penal Code, rape is defined as intercourse with women against her will or without her consent.  What does this mean for men who are victims of such crimes too? FFF2023 film...

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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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5 Tips to Hosting a Film Screening for Social Change

A great film has the power to inspire change. From sharing stories to creating awareness of specific issues, film screenings have become an essential platform for community engagement. In our recent workshop on Using Films...

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If social change takes time, take your time

If you know social change doesn’t happen overnight, how do you enable change and create impact? Meet the director who devised a five-year plan for an eight-min film. Kartika Pratiwi, director of A Daughter’s Memory, shares...

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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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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...