Are you ready? i Saw-it!

Are you a film enthusiast? Do you believe in supporting social causes? If you said “yes” to both of these questions, there’s only one thing left to do: Participate in the KL Eco Film Festival (KLEFF) competition and BE SURE to submit your entries under the RSPO special film category! Create either a Public Service Announcement (PSA), Animation, or Short Film and tell us your “i Saw-it” story.


For more information on the RSPO special film category and the KLEFF competition, please see below. We’ve also shared some videos below for your inspiration. Do check them out.


Inviting all filmmakers locally and around the globe with a keen interest in social causes to embrace the opportunity to have a positive impact on our community!

The RSPO – KLEFF partnership proudly introduces a special category in the competition called “Responsible Shopping : i Saw-it”


Public Service Announcement


Short Film

“Palm fruit” also known as “buah sawit“ in Malay is a source of livelihood for many farmers and largely exported to many countries across the globe. Did you know that palm oil is used in a large range of our daily products, from soaps, to cooking oil, to cosmetics…and even chocolates, to name just a few?

Before you hop on to your browsers to research…Did you also know that palm fruits can be harvested sustainably?

But how do you know which products contain sustainably produced palm oil? Fret not! All you need to do is lookout for the RSPO trademark before purchasing your products

“i-sawit, so I got it!” is really what the theme of this competition is all about


For more information on the timeline, please click here

  1. The competition is open to any citizenship, with no age limit, except to RSPO and KLEFF secretariat staff. Participants under the age of 18 must obtain parental consent prior to their participation.
  2. Participant(s) may submit their video(s) as an individual or a group. Participants submitting as a group can be from the same or different organisations, school, or institutions. There is no minimum or maximum number of members for a team submission. A representative or leader should, however, be designated in the case of a team submission.
  3. The competition theme is: Responsible Shopping: i saw-it. This theme centers around the conscientious purchase of sustainable palm oil products
  4. Any videos that are plagiarised and owned by a third party will be rejected from the competition.
  5. It is the responsibility of each entrant to ensure that all videos have been taken with the permission of the subject(s) (or, where the submission shows any underage persons, the consent of their parent) and/or venue/location/photo or sound owner and does not infringe on the copyright of any third party. Entrants guarantee that they own the copyright for the submissions and for the usage rights required by the contest, and that their entry does not infringe on the privacy rights, copyright or any other rights of any person.
  6. The duration of the video submissions should be at least 30 seconds (minimum) and up to the time period specified according to each of RSPO film category section (see para 7)
  7. The RSPO special film category is divided into three (3) sections:
    1. Animations (film run-time under 50 minutes)
    2. Public Service Announcements (PSAs) (film run-time under 20 minutes)
    3. Short Films (film run-time under 30 minutes)

    For more details on the terms of the competition for categories submission, please refer to the following link: KLEFF Film Submission Terms

  8. Participants, whether individual or a group, are not limited to participating in only one film category section (see no. 7) and may also submit more than one entry for each section. However, a video has to be unique to only one of the film category sections, therefore repeat submission of the same video to another film category section, will automatically be disqualified.
  9. The video must include both the designated RSPO and KLEFF logos in all videos submitted. As for RSPO logo, approval has to be obtained prior to submission. To obtain the approval, participants must complete this form and submit it to Once approved, a digital copy of the RSPO logo will be emailed to you for your video usage.
  10. The video may be in any language but must contain English subtitles for the benefit of the audience
  11. The dimension of the video must be in MP4 format, with minimum resolution of 720p.
  12. The eligibility criteria for the entries are:
    1. the insertion of the logos in the video (see para 8)
    2. the relevance of the video with regards to the theme (see para 3)
    3. the relevance of the video with regards to either one of the RSPO special film category sections (see para 7)
    4. the length of the video (see para 6 & 7)
    5. the respect of the video technicalities (see para 10 and 11)
  13. The video shall be submitted before 11:59 p.m. (GMT +8:00) May 31 2018, via:
    1. for participants submitting from Malaysia
    2. for participants submitting from outside Malaysia
  14. The video concept is flexible and open to creative interpretation, however it must relate to sustainable palm oil (refer to Appendix for RSPO brief)
  15. Copyright of the submitted video remains with the respective entrants. However, in consideration of winning one of the prizes, each entrant grants a worldwide royalty-free perpetual licence to RSPO and KLEFF Secretariats to feature any or all of the submitted materials in any and all media for publicity and marketing purposes. This implies that any entry can be used for promotional purposes.
  16. All contest participants grant RSPO and KLEFF Secretariats the perpetual licence to copy, edit, display, publish and make available their submission materials and agree that KLEFF, RSPO and partner/s may publish their names in connection with this video contest and the RSPO campaign.
  17. The entrant further agrees to indemnify, hold and save harmless and defend at his/her own expense, RSPO and KLEFF Secretariats, its officials and persons performing services for RSPO and KLEFF, against any claims, suits, liability, and demands made by any third parties in respect of such infringement or other hazards that may be suffered by the entrant as a result of his/her participation in this contest.
  18. A panel of juries will decide the winners, based on how well the entries meet the criteria summarized in para 12 above. The jury will be composed of representatives of the RSPO and KLEFF Secretariats. RSPO and KLEFF reserve the right to veto any entry at any stage of the competition.
  19. Winners may be requested to offer support to promotional activities related to the campaign and this contest such as personal profiles, background information and photos.
  20. KLEFF, RSPO and partners reserve the right at any time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, this competition with or without prior notice due to reasons outside their control.

The awards given will be as followed:

  • Main Special RSPO Award
  • 2nd Special RSPO Award and
  • 3rd Special RSPO Award
  • Main Special RSPO (Student) Award
  • 2nd Special RSPO (Student) Award and
  • 3rd Special RSPO (Student) Award

Winning recipients will receive:

  • Award trophy
  • Certificate
  • Cash prize

For more information on the 11th KLEFF competition, please click here: 11th KLEFF Competition Submission FAQ

Public Service Announcement (PSAs):



RSPO Palm Trace


Short Film:

Save Me

Message In A Bottle

KL Eco Film Festival


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