Echo Film Fest 2023

Lights, camera, action!

Calling all film enthusiasts, we’re hosting a screening event for the top 5 selected short films!

Get Your Tickets to The Grand Premiere

Submit Your Film

Are you a budding filmmaker with a unique story to tell? Enter your short film into our contest and stand a chance to win up to RM 2000!

About the Event

What is Echo Film Fest?

Echo Film Fest celebrates cinema and performing arts by hosting a short film competition and screening event to showcase creative cinematic works. Organised by Sunway Echo Media, aspiring filmmakers are invited to unleash your creativity and showcase your vision with a community of film enthusiasts.

What Are We Looking For?

We’re looking for creative Malaysian or International students that are currently enrolled in any Klang Valley colleges or universities with a passion for filmmaking. To enter the competition, you can either submit your short film individually or as a team of not more than 8 members (including extras).

Will You Be the One to Claim These Prizes?


RM 2,000 Cash Prize

Second Place

RM 1000 Cash Prize

Third Place

RM 500 Cash Prize

The Timeline

Registration & Submission

23 April — 19 June 2023
All participants are required to register before submitting a short film.

Internal Screening

19 June — 23 June 2023
Your short films will undergo an internal screening by our very own committee. The Top 5 films will be decided during this period.

Announcement of Shortlisted Candidates

27 June — 28 June 2023
The Top 5 short films will be gradually announced via our social media.

Grand Premiere

7 July 2023
The ultimate grand premiere where the shortlisted films will be screened to an audience and to a set of esteemed judges. The awards will be presented to the winning teams by the end of the premiere.

Want to know more?

Click below to learn more about our rules and guidelines.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I submit my short film?

Upon the submission of their registration form, a confirmation email that contains the link to a submission form will be sent to the participant(s). Participant(s) must complete the submission form with the relevant details and insert the Google Drive link to their short film before the stipulated deadline.

What is the theme of the film competition?

The short film must consist of an element or theme based on at least one (1) of the seventeen (17) “United Nations Sustainable Development Goals”.

What format should the film be submitted in?

The short film submitted should have an aspect ratio of 16:9, a minimum resolution of 1080p (1920 x 1080), and a file format of .mp4 or .mov.

How long should my film be?

The duration of the short film must be between five (5) to eight (8) minutes, including the title card and credits.

Are there any age restrictions for participants in the competition?

There are no age restrictions for the competition and you can participate as long as you are currently enrolled in a higher education institution in the Klang Valley.

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