How you can help


Melapi is a voluntary organisation seeking to challenge current perceptions about the interface between culture and nature to create awareness and engage the people of Borneo in collective action to safeguard our bio-cultural heritage.

Borneo Eco Film Festival is a completely volunteer-powered, non-profit event of the registered society Melapi.

BEFF is powered by a team of professionals from environmental conservation, tourism, business and the creative industries of film, writing and media. Driven by passion, the team volunteers time to raise funds, curate programmes, run the workshops, talks and activities that breathe life into the festival each year. It has been – and still is – a process of co-creation and reciprocity made possible because people from all walks of life come together to do something we enjoy together.


What can I help to sponsor?

  • Conducting community filmmaking workshops
  • Transportation and accommodation for rural community filmmakers
  • Purchasing filmmaking equipment for community teams
  • Film licensing rights and subtitling to Bahasa Malaysia
  • High quality audio-visual projection for the best cinematic experience


What we do

Each year, our members work together to build partnerships, raise funds, plan and conduct the year-round Suara workshops, and present the festival weekend of film screenings and Publika talks. We are completely volunteer-driven. If you’d like to help out, we’d love to hear from you.


Write to us if you’d like to join our dynamic team Volunteer at 2017 Festival