About KLEX

KLEX is an independent, artist-run grassroots international festival of experimental film, video art and music founded in Malaysia in 2010. 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 and vice versa, to cultivate understanding, learning, friendship and exchange among local, regional and international experimental art communities. With the dedication of a volunteer committee with great enthusiasm, the festival has been running for the 8th consecutive year.

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    Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film, Video & Music Festival (KLEX), the artists-run, grassroots international festival of experimental cinema and music, is back with its eighth edition, “KLEX 2017: Crossing Over”, 24-26 November 2017. KLEX aims to serve as a platform to introduce contemporary experimental cinema and music from the region and worldwide to the Malaysian audience and to cultivate understanding, learning and exchange among local and international experimental art communities. The festival includes: KLEX Open Programmes, showcasing selected works from the open call from Argentina, Canada, China, Egypt, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Italy, Singapore, Spain, UK, USA and Vietnam; International Guest Programmes and artist lectures from Germany, Japan, Korea and Singapore, and music and audio-visual performances. Over 70 experimental short films will be screened; and 22 local and international performers from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore and USA will be joining the festival!


    This year, the festival events will take place at RAW Art Space (previously known as Findars) and Checkmate Creative. Both venues are located at the historical Chinatown area of downtown Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Panggong. Thanks to the support from Goethe-Institut Malaysia, Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur and Korean Association of Film Education (KAFE), guests of the film programmes from Germany, Japan, Korea and Singapore will attend the festival and meet with the Malaysian audience in person. 

    See you there at KLEX 2017! Please spread the word and bring your friends!

    Full Festival Schedule: http://www.klexfilmfest.com/festival-schedule-2/

    KLEX Open Programmes (FB): https://www.facebook.com/events/620263671430801/

    International Guest Programmes (FB): https://www.facebook.com/events/360969637686808/

    Music & Audio Visual Performances (FB): https://web.facebook.com/events/798039953713023/

KLEX Festival Channel

You can now browse through selected video teasers of works in KLEX’s archive here:
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“KLEX 2017: Crossing Over, 24-26th November 2017”

Producers & Partners

Producers Cooperative Partners
Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film& Video FestivalStudio in Cheras Kuala Lumpur checkmatecreative GI_Logo_horizontal_green_sRGB

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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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