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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Latest News

  • Thank You 2016

    Dear artists, thank you for your submission to KLEX 2016! Our call-for-work is officially closed now, although we’re still receiving requests for late submissions until today 😉 Thank you so much for your interest and enthusiasm in this grassroot festival of experimental arts in Kuala Lumpur! This year, we have received over 250 submissions from around the world. Aside from Malaysian submissions, we received works from Austria, Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Japan, Iceland, Indonesia, Italy, Iran, Mexico, Philippines, Romania, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, UK, USA, Vietnam and more. It’s really interesting and amazing for a little festival like KLEX to receive works from such an extensive geographical area. Experimental filmmakers and artists unite! J July will be the time for organization of the submissions by our small volunteer team; and in August the curatorial team will view all the films and meet up for discussions. The selected artists will be informed via email by 10 September. And then we’ll be busy preparing for the year end festival in November! Thank you all again and we’re excited to anticipate the line-up of KLEX 2016!


KLEX Festival Channel

You can now browse through selected video teasers and trailers of works in KLEX’s archive!


“KLEX 2015: PULSE, 25-29th November 2015”

Producers & Partners

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


     LostGen Artspace




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

New Era CollegeAsia Center LogoNetherlands Dutch Foundation for LiteratureNanolab_Artist Film Workshop logoMMUPerforming Arts Fund NLVideographe_logo