Echo Film Fest 2023
Lights, camera, action!
Calling all filmmakers, do you think you have what it takes to produce an award-winning short film? Scroll down to learn more!
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 1000!
Get Your Tickets to The Grand Premiere
Only at RM10 until 7th June 2023.
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 1,000 Cash Prize
RM 300 Cash Prize
RM 200 Cash Prize
Registration & Submission
23 April — 9 June 2023
All participants are required to register before submitting a short film.
10 June — 18 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
19 June — 21 June 2023
The Top 5 short films will be gradually announced via our social media.
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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