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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  • GENIUS LOCI: Contemporary Japanese Experimental Film & Video
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    Guest Speaker: Koyo YAMASHITA

    Date & Time: Tuesday, 1 September, 2015 @ 8:30pm.

    Venue: Lostgens’ Art Space, No. 8, 3rd Floor, Jalan Panggong, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/416136141919520/


    KLEX ExScreen series presents to you contemporary Japanese experimental film and video from the prestigious Image Forum Festival from Tokyo, Japan! Featuring works by Mikio OKADO, Saya ITO, Hirofumi NAKAMOTO, Hideki KAWAHARA + Maya NUKUMIZU, Ryo ISHIKAWA and Shunsuke HASEGAWA. Festival director and curator Koyo Yamashita will present the programme in person! Come meet Yamashita-san! See you there!


    Koyo YAMASHITA has been festival director of Image Forum Festival since 2001. He is the programmer of Theater Image Forum in Shibuya, Tokyo since 2005, and has been guest programmer/curator for many film and media art festivals and film events in and outside Japan, such as: Transmediale (Berlin), Norwegian Short Film Festival (Grimstad), Seoul New Media Festival Festival (Seoul) and more. He has served as jury for many international film and art festivals such as Hong Kong International Film Festival, Cannes Director’s Fortnight and Rotterdam International Film Festival.

KLEX Festival Channel

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


“Niagara’s Fury” (Benjamin R. Taylor, Canada)

“The Light of Memory” (Winston Liew Kher Cheng, Malaysia)

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