The 6th Borneo Eco Film Festival 2016
5th Floor, Event Hall, Suria Sabah Shopping Mall
October 8 – 9, 2016
BEFF 2016’s ENVIRONMENTAL CINEMA will feature exclusive award-winning international and local films to be screened at Suria Sabah Shopping Mall over the festival weekend, on the 8th and 9th of October. ADMISSION IS FREE.
Films will be screened from 5:00pm to 10:00pm on Saturday, 8th October and from 1:30pm to 10:00pm on Sunday, 9th October.
An integral part of BEFF is the Suara Community Filmmaking Programme that brings together some 40 participants from various local communities around Sabah to learn how to harness the power of film to communicate their worldviews, opinions and stories. These community filmmakers, who range from beginner to intermediate levels of expertise, will have a chance to have their completed films screened during the festival on Sunday, 9th October at 6:45pm. All are welcome for the screening.
Film enthusiasts can also enjoy the Publika Fringe Screenings during which selected films will be showing at partner venues
K2 and The Invisible Footmen director Iara Lee and pre-production researcher William Lee will also be making an appearance and introducing the film at the festival.
SEE 2016 FULL LIST OF FILMS FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
Sat, 8th Oct 2016 | 5:20pm | 5th Floor, Event Hall Suria Sabah
A stop motion fable about how the ocean got its colour...
Sat, 8th Oct 2016 | 5:30pm | 5th Floor, Event Hall Suria Sabah
In this independent documentary film, journalist/filmmaker Angela Sun travels on a personal journey of discovery to uncover this mysterious phenomenon. Along the way she meets scientists, researchers, influencers, and volunteers who shed light on the effects of our rabid plastic consumption and learns the problem is more insidious than we could have ever imagined.
SOUTH EAST ASIAN PREMIERE | Sat, 8th Oct 2016 | 6:30pm | 5th Floor, Event Hall Suria Sabah
'Brilliant Darkness: Hotaru in the Night' explores the importance of darkness, and the erosion of it, through the study and preservation of firefly habitats in Japan and the US. The film, presented by the Zoological Lighting Institute, features artists and scientists working to understand firefly flash patterns and live among wildlife in urban settings.
ASIAN PREMIERE | Sat, 8th Oct 2016 | 7:15pm | 5th Floor, Event Hall Suria Sabah
This unique animation follows the story of Naamowin’s drum, a drum revered for it’s healing powers by the Anishinabek of the upper Berens River. Upon the death of his grandson, Naamowin builds a healing drum given to him in a dream that can restore life. However, Christianity and government have other plans that disrupt the delicate balance between the sky-world and the underworld.
SOUTH EAST ASIAN PREMIERE | Sat, 8th Oct 2016 | 7:30pm | 5th Floor, Event Hall Suria Sabah
OIL & WATER is the coming of age story of two boys as they each confront one of the world's worst toxic disasters, the prolonged contamination of the Ecuadorian Amazon by Texaco and other oil companies.
Sat, 8th Oct 2016 | 8:45pm | 5th Floor, Event Hall Suria Sabah
Bikes vs. Cars depicts a global crisis that we all deep down know we need to talk about: climate, earth's resources, cities where the entire surface is consumed by the car. An ever-growing, dirty, noisy traffic chaos. The bike is a great tool for change...
Sun, 9th Oct 2016 | 5:15pm | 5th Floor, Event Hall Suria Sabah
We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash?
Sun, 9th Oct 2016 | 7:45pm | 5th Floor, Event Hall Suria Sabah
Landfill Harmonic follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical group that plays instruments made entirely out of garbage. When their story goes viral, the orchestra is catapulted into the global spotlight. Under the guidance of idealistic music director Favio Chavez, the orchestra must navigate a strange new world of arenas and sold-out concerts....
Sun, 9th Oct 2016 | 9:20pm | 5th Floor, Event Hall Suria Sabah
Located on the border between Pakistan and China, K2 is the second-highest mountain on Earth. For many climbers, it is an even greater prize than Everest, with limited routes, a steeper ascent, and a harder push to its summit. Nicknamed the 'Savage Mountain,' K2's peak juts unprotected into the atmosphere, regularly exposing climbers and porters to life-threatening weather conditions.