Freedom Film Fest returns to KL in August

International human rights documentary film festival Freedom Film Fest 2016 (FFF) will take place in Kuala Lumpur from Aug 20-28. With the theme “What Lies Beneath” this year’s festival seeks to shed light on human rights and public interest issues that don’t get enough coverage. Screenings will be held at PJ Live Arts, Jaya One, Petaling Jaya.

The organizers are currently seeking entries. For your film to qualify, it should be a documentary film up to 60 minutes in length or a short film up to 20 minutes in length completed between 2014 and 2016. If you’re a Malaysian or Singaporean filmmaker working on a project that qualifies for the festival, you can also apply for the FFF Film Grant Program which issues grants of up to RM20,000 or S$5,000. Deadline for submissions is May 1.

For added inspiration, the festival’s calendar kicks off with a screening of award-winning documentary Frame by Frame on Mar 31. Three grant-winning films from the 2015 FFF can also be viewed on the event website.