‘BMW Shorties’ Returns, Unveils 'Journey' as the Theme to Commemorate its Decade-Long Milestone

Published by Amzar Anizam @ 15/09/2016

Malaysia’s most established and longest running short film competition, BMW Shorties by BMW Group Malaysia returns for its 10th year, with the theme of ‘Journey’ to commemorate its decade-long milestone.

Furthermore, the theme aims to encourage aspiring film makers to expound on and communicate the importance of a journey in the establishment of legacies in life, as well as internalise the significance of the journey in their own pursuit of a filmmaking career.

Judging this year’s competition is a line-up of Malaysia’s top filmmaking virtuosos which comprises six-time BMW Shorties veteran and commercial filmmaker Lina Tan; award-winning Malaysian film maker, Liew Seng Tat; and up and coming filmmaker and screenwriter, Nadira Ilana. To mark the tenth edition, the short film competition will also be judged by guest judges including renowned film editor and sound editor, Lee Chatametikool from Thailand as well as Yuni Hadi from Singapore, a refined film producer, author and curator specialising in the management of film and media projects.

Han San Yung, Managing Director and CEO of BMW Group Malaysia commented, “Having received over 600 short film entries since its establishment and launched countless film talent into full-fledged careers, the BMW Shorties is honoured to have helped Malaysia built a bold legacy in filmmaking and provide a platform for aspiring local film enthusiasts to realise their potential.”

This year, the short film competition will be offering aspiring filmmakers the opportunity to win the grand prize of RM75,000 Production Grant alongside promising prospects in the filmmaking industry. Other accolades for filmmaking potential include Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Editing and Best Sound Design as well as the ever popular People’s Choice Award.

The BMW Shorties is now open for submission and budding short filmmakers can submit their entries until 8th November 2016.

BMW Shorties 2015 winners.