Call for Entry

18th Freedom Film Fest – Call for Entry 2020

fff2019_callThe Freedom Film Fest (Malaysia) is accepting films (until May 31st) and proposals (for documentary grants – until March 31st). Here you can find more information about their call.

About the festival
The Freedom Film Network (FFN) is a not-for-profit body established to support and develop social documentary filmmaking within the context of freedom of expression and values contained in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights(UDHR) in Malaysia.

This year the festival will focus on the principle of non-discrimination enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Selection criteria includes films that embodies the theme of the festival “Race: Human” and films that challenge discrimination and prejudicial perceptions, and celebrates diversity and equality.

Call for Entry Rules:
– Films completed after January 2019 are eligible for submission.
– The festival accepts feature documentaries above 40 minutes, short documentaries below 20 minutes and Student Short Films under 10 minutes (only for Malaysian & Singapore from higher education institutions).
– All films must either be in English or have English subtitles. English transcripts must be provided for translation to Bahasa Malaysia.
Submission Fee: FREE
Deadline: May 31st, 2020.
Notification Date: August 1st, 2020.

We recommend filmmakers to read the full Rules and Regulations here:


Film Grants Rules:
– Submission of Film grant proposal are open to Malaysians and Singaporeans ONLY.
– Grants of up to MYR 15,000 and SGD 5,000 cash are available for fresh or unfinished documentary films about Malaysia and Singapore.
-Grantees will also have access to video production equipment and production support from the Freedom Film Network.
– Applicants will need to send in their story idea and pitch to a panel of judges if shortlisted.
Submission Fee: FREE
Deadline: March 31st, 2020.

To apply for the grant please go here:


We remind readers that the 18th Freedom Film Fest will take place between September 12th – 19 (2020), at PJ Live Arts (Jaya One) in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

Too see other Call for Entries please follow the next link: “Call for Entries”.

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