About KLEX

KLEX is an independent, artist-run grassroots international festival of experimental film, video art and music founded in Malaysia in 2010 by a cross-disciplinary group of artists. With an independent spirit and enthusiasm, KLEX aims to serve as a platform to introduce contemporary experimental cinema and music from the region and worldwide to the Malaysian audience, as well as to introduce works from South East Asia to other parts of the world, to cultivate understanding, learning, friendship and exchange among local, regional and international experimental art communities. Visit us on Facebook.

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    Festival Dates: November 2017

    Call Release Date: 18 April 2017

    Submission Deadline: 18 June 2017


    The eighth edition of KLEX is looking for submissions! This year, our theme is “CROSSING OVER”.


    “Crossing Over” is the journey of departing from one point to another point. In genetics, the mechanism of crossing-over will result in genetic diversity. The process of crossing over brings information from one place to another. It can also refer to the transformation from one form to another. It signifies change, with recognition of the sources. It embraces traits from both ends, and when they come together a new reality is formed.


    Use “Crossing Over” as a hint or a source of inspiration and imagination. We’re awaiting for your new work, starting from NOW!


    * You must fill in the Entry Form and provide required material to submit officially. Entry Form and Submission Guidelines, please click here.

    For inquiries, please write to: info@klexfilmfest.com

    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/klexfest/

KLEX Festival Channel

You can now browse through selected video teasers of works in KLEX’s archive here:
2016 +

“KLEX 2016: SPARK, 24-27th November 2016”

Producers & Partners

Producers Cooperative Partners
Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film& Video FestivalStudio in Cheras Kuala Lumpur Goethe Institut  Findars 


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Supported by

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Past Collaborators

Filmklasse HBK Braunschweig Signal Culture Bangkok Experimental Film Festival Port Actif  SVP2 - Spread Videoart Project Second Aspect School Of Creative MediaVideoArtCenterTokyo


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Berlinale Shorts Competition     Lowave Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center Ilmin Museum of Art Faculty of Creative Multimedia, MMUFrench Embassy Petaling Street Art House

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