BEFF Archive 2017

BEFF 2017

7th Borneo Eco Film Festival 22 – 24 September 2017 5th & 6th Floor, Suria Sabah Shopping Mall #BEFF365 Fringe Screenings September – December 2017

Eco Art Carnival

The BEFF Eco Art Carnival features the collaborative work of artists who will be showcasing eco-themed art installations. The carnival is also a great opportunity to check out and purchase the art and craftwork of local craftmakers and artisans. There will be three main art groups participating, namely Persatuan Seni Visual Sabah (PSVS), Decorative Art and Craft Club and the collective from University College Sabah Foundation (UCSF).


One of the artistic highlights in BEFF this year is an Orang Utan Art Installation, called ‘Love Me, Love My Home’ featuring painted portraits of Sabah’s iconic primate. These portraits – which are also for sale – will be symbolically hung on branches along the corridor leading to the venue, replicating the natural habitat of the Orang Utan. Visitors are invited to write and hang their eco-friendly pledge on these branches.

“We must acknowledge the fact that our world supports a huge variety of life and we need to respect this. We need to share and live together and not rob the animal kingdom of their natural heritage”

Persatuan Seni Visual Sabah (PSVS)

Product and Artwork from Persatuan Seni Visual Sabah (PSVS)

Adrian Ho

Awang Fadilah

Christianne Goonting

Kinabalu Art Group

Explore the work of Daiman Bona, Norsiah Monjurong, Mastini Asap, Patrick Monjong, Galdius Ganting, Jentivilla, and Toney Gondolos!

Anne Bidin

Anne has always been interested in art from a young age and decided to revive and nurture her artistic talent more recently. The beauty of nature and the surrounding landscapes inspire Anne’s acrylic paintings. Her works are colorful and fresh.

Chokolate bah!

Give chocolate a chance in your beauty routine. Experience a chocolate sugar scrub like never before. And for the lips that glow, a chocolate lip treatment, in the most sensual and natural way.

Chokolate bah! is a local home-based business by mom-preneur Nancy P. Liew. The love for natural skincare that is friendly, trusted and fun on the skin lead the way to Chokolate bah

Decorative Art and Craft group

Susan Rao and Felenee Lu are the Decorative Arts and Crafts artists. Susan has been doing creative and delicate craft work for more than 20 years, specializing in decoupage, cross stitch and mixed media work. A varietyof bottles, upcycled tin cans and containers have new life in Susan’s hands. Felenee Lu specialises in hand-painted functional art, mostly featuring animals and nature.


Lego Minifigure Accessories like bracelet, earrings, necklace, brooch, keychain, ID card holder, badge reel, hp/pen drive strap, fridge magnet and more for grabs!

Woody Knots

A couple from Land Below the Wind, Borneo. Making stuff from reclaimed wood and knotting strings.

Product and Artwork from Nature Inspiration Art Gallery (NIAG)

NIAG [Nature Inspiration Art Gallery] was established in 2014 to develop and groom young artists in Sabah with the necessary skill to improve the competitiveness in the market. NIAG was placed under the University College Sabah Foundation.

Participated in more than 10 exhibitions throughout the country and notably, were invited to exhibit the paintings in Kuala- Lumpur in 2014 and 2015 for 1MCAT [1Malaysia Contemporary Art Tourism Festival] and KLOB [Kuala Lumpur Orchid Bonsai Show]


Upcoming freelance artist Abdullah Ehlid Al Walid, with his work on nature and wildlife.

The Pink DinosoAr

The Pink DinosoAr specialises in handmade items ranging from jewelry, miniatures to pouches. Our jewelry and miniatures are mostly made from polymer clay and are all individually handsculpted while our pouches are designed with a twist of local influences and are either hand painted and/or hand embroidered.

Free Talks & Workshops

Free Talks: Drone Usage in the Filming and Photography Industry

Drone Usage in The Filming and Photography 
Duration: 60 min
Date: Sun, 9th Oct 2016
Time: 12:00noon
Venue: 5th Floor, Event Hall, Suria Sabah Shopping Mall
Speaker: Andy Chia Chee Shiong, Karen Chin Won Yee & Yvonne Chin Shuen Meon

A brief introduction of what a drone can do in terms of videography and photography.

Profile: DEEBEE STUDIO a video and film production company base at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Our core business includes, wedding film, events & corporate video. A wedding film and video production company base at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. We may have heard the same story over and over again but not be tired by it. In fact most of us had been inspired by the re-telling of the same story, either because we heard it at a different point of our life or it was told to us from a different perspective. It is at the heart of DeeBee Studio to make it a point of making your story a timeless one and to present it from our unique perspective that best represent your style. It is not just about the latest available technology and gadgets, more importantly it is about who you are and what you want out of your investment of a video of the most important day of your life or an unforgettable event that will last your lifetime, re-telling it.

Workshop: Beads Workshop

Date: Sat, 8th Oct 2016   |   Sun, 9th Oct 2016
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm  |   10:00am – 12:00noon
Venue: 5th Floor, Event Hall, Suria Sabah Shopping Mall

Magic Borneo Beads is a collection of unique one of a kind pieces of beadwork jewellery. Make your own beads bracelet for RM10 only!


NGO Friends

The Sabah Society
The Sabah Society is a non-government / non-profit organisation founded in 1960 by a group of enthusiasts who were eager to record and preserve interesting and important aspects of the history, culture and natural history of Sabah which might be lost in the increasing surge forward towards modernization. Among the notable achievements of The Sabah Society and its members are the establishment of the Sabah Museum and the Sabah Parks.

Visit website :  The Sabah Society

Tak Nak Straw
Say “Tak Nak Straw”, “不要吸管” or “No Straws”. Be amazed how this small action will benefit not only the environment but you and your children.

Make a pledge of refusing single use plastic straw. Big impact starts from little step. Together we can make a difference.

Visit facebook :  Tak Nak Straw

沙巴荒野保護協會 SOW Sabah
Society of Wilderness Sabah (SOW Sabah) is a non-profit organisation in Kota Kinabalu that wishes to promote awareness of nature conservation, provide opportunities and environment needed for nature education to the general public. We hope to train people for conservation activities and encourage them to be nature observer while raising funds for protection of wild land.

Visit facebook :  SOW Sabah

Green Semporna
Green Semporna, also known as Kelab Pencinta Alam Semporna is a registered youth club which consist of more than 200 volunteers. The volunteers are mostly local youth of Semporna that concerned on environmental issue and give a full commitment in conducting and joining the environmental programme in Semporna. Green Semporna also involves in empowering the local community especially youth in managing the marine resources sustainably. In addition to it, Green Semporna also to make Semporna and its society to practice a green and ecofriendly lifestyle. For more information about Green Semporna, please visit Green Semporna Facebook page (greensemporna)

Raleigh Sabah Society
A Raleigh expedition is a challenging programme that empowers diverse groups of young people to contribute to sustainable development projects. Use your energy and creativity to inspire positive change on a Raleigh International expedition. You can volunteer for 5, 7 or 10 weeks in Borneo. 

All you need is an open mind, commitment and a desire to change your world for the better.

Good Shepherd Services (GSS) 
Good Shepherd Services (GSS) is a not-for-profit organisation registered with the Companies Commission of Malaysia. The focus of GSS is to reach out and welcome each person with respect and dignity, accompanying each one with care and compassion.

GSS has extensive grassroots services in Malaysia, both residential and outreach, reaching out to women/girls in pregnancy and other forms of crisis, women and their children experiencing domestic violence, children and youth who have limited access to educational opportunities.  The outreach programmes focus on empowering disadvantaged communities who have minimal access to human development, social awareness and leadership programs.

GSS has been in Sabah since 1988 and operates Pusat Jagaan Seri Murni, Asrama Desa Pukak, Asrama Komuniti Tulid, YouthPREP Center Alamesra and a number of rural community development projects which include Socio-Economic Development project in Kg Kiau Nuluh and a project on the safety and protection of the girl-child in Tambunan.

BEFF 2016 Festival Schedule