Camera, Action, Take One !

Do not leave this opportunity out, film buddies in Malaysia. Get your camera rolling, 5 minutes, 10 minutes and 15 minutes short films are welcome. The 1st Esperanto Film Fest is waiting for you to explore.

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Come July this 2011 in Sao Paulo, Brazil will be bubbling with the talks of film making. This is a film session for Esperantists and non-Esperantists.

The first Esperanto Film is part of the event of  TAKE. It is an opportunity for Malaysians to consider venturing into the Esperanto film arena in the future. The theme for the Esperanto Film Fest is Kino sen Limoj (cinema without frontiers).

The three definitions of the film fest are:

1: The film festival breaks existing images about the world, removes stereotypes, and proves that barriers for communication do not exist.

2: We live in a world full of limits. In the beginning, parents and then society dictate to us how to live in a closed space. They make us think in stereotypes to make it easier to control us. Society sometimes makes us think this way, and that sometimes begins to contradict nature. Through cinematography, it’s possible to present courageous ideas to ordinary people. Film is an art so full of expression, that it touches everyone, and makes you think at a different level.

3: A film festival fundamentally creates a reciprocal high regard to different languages and cultures, equality between languages and peoples, and respect for cultural diversity.


The film fest is divided into two categories, the contesting and non-contesting parts. The session will be also conducted in ONE language, that is Esperanto. However, the non-contesting part would be translated into Esperanto.

Esperanto is an easy language to learn. You can try it out at You can also download the learning software from the Brazil site

For more information, please visit the official website of Esperanto Film Fest which is in multilinguals.

Do not forget the international event in 2012.

1. The 97th Esperanto Universal Congress in Hanoi, Vietnam

2.The 68th International Youth Congress in Japan.

After watching the 8-minute short film by the late Claude Piron, Sinjoro Eng has changed his perspective of life. He wants to give more smiles back to children. He wants to have a fairer world between the fortunate and unfortunate, thus, he rides on the wagon of Esperanto to seed equality in our land.

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After watching the 8 minutes short film of the late Dr Claude Piron on the chanllenge of language, Sinjoro ENG has himself revolutionised. Watch it and see whether the short film will touch you too.

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