Sunday, February 23

Sandakan to host inaugural Borneo Eco Film Festival

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SANDAKAN: The eco-tourism gateway to Sabah will be playing host to the first ever Borneo Eco Film Festival (BEFF) at the Rainforest Discovery Centre Auditorium and BALIN Roofgarden Bistro, NAK Hotel from July 29 to 31.

Supported by EcoKnights, the founders of the Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival, BEFF is a free community-service event that aims to increase public understanding of environmental issues and solutions through the screening of international and local eco-themed films.

It is also a festival to encourage the public to take up film as a means of social expression through the exciting programme of events and competitions organized.

Environmental experts and international award-winning filmmakers including Chris Chong Chan Fui, Harun Rahman, Ikhwan Rivai, Roger Munns, the Global Diversity Foundation and Cede Prudente will be sharing their talents by conducting interactive workshops and talks.

Local and national music artistes such as Roger Wang, Amir Yussof, Angelina Perete, Hezekiah Asim, Cristopher Aban and friends will also be performing during BEFF.

The event is jointly organized by The Sabah Society, and is sponsored by Panasonic, Nikon, Pulau Sipadan Resort & Tours, Nak Hotel, CSR Asia, Global Diversity Foundation, BorneoColours.com and CPL printing.

BEFF is also supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment Sabah.

For more information and free registration, visit www.beff.co or follow the event on Facebook.