BMW Shorties 2018 Finalists Revealed

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The BMW Shorties, Malaysia’s most prestigious and longest-running short film competition has selected its finalists from a talented pool of aspiring Malaysian film makers and digital content creators. The finalists are also in the running to win BMW Shorties 2018 People’s Choice Award, which will be open to public voting starting from 22nd November to 7th December 2018.

Now in its 12th year, the BMW Shorties challenged the film makers and digital content creators with the theme “DRIVE”. To have Drive is to be relentless in achieving a goal. This urge is innate and motivated by more than passion. It takes ambition.

The line-up of judges presiding over this year’s competition consists of top names in the local filmmaking industry, namely the BMW Shorties veteran judge and commercial filmmaker, Lina Tan; multiple award-winning filmmaker, Isazaly Mohd Isa; filmmaker and screenwriter, Nadira Ilana; award-winning filmmaker Tan Chui Mui; and rising storyteller and award-winning filmmaker, Quek Shio Chuan.

The BMW Shorties Grand Prize Winner will win a production grant of RM 80,000. Other accolades that will be awarded 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 2018 finalists short films are now available for viewing and voting on the BMW Shorties website HERE. Members of the public are invited to vote for their desired People’s Choice Award winner from 22nd November to 7th December 2018.

The BMW Shorties 2018 Finalists (in no particular order) are:
Kampung Aman by Sherwynn Victor and Michael Lourdes
Simon & Ah Bou by Vikster Chew Chin Wai
Lelaki Yang Dirindui by Ariff Zulkarnain
Colourless by Ananth Subramaniam
Block A-2-15 by Won Jun Yap
Handbag by Mohd Khairul Anuar
Silence by Ng Seow Mun
Stranded by Lai Yik Heng
Burn by Ng Kwok Yong

The BMW Shorties 2018 Supporting Award nominees (in no particular order) are:

Best Director
Colourless by Ananth Subramaniam
Block A-2-15 by Won Jun Yap
Kampung Aman by Sherwynn Victor and Michael Lourdes
Simon & Ah Bou by Vikster Chew Chin Wai
Lelaki Yang Dirindui by Ariff Zulkarnain

Best Cinematography
Colourless by JF Chong
Simon & Ah Bou by Tan Seng Kiat
Kampung Aman by Michael Lourdes
Limitless by Chong Boon Yee and Geink Noise

Best Screenplay
Kampung Aman by Caston J
Simon & Ah Bou by Vikster Chew Chin Wai
Block A-2-15 by Won Jun Yap
Lelaki Yang Dirindui by Ariff Zulkarnain
Colourful by Ridhwan Malik and Khairi Anwar

Best Production Design
Block A-2-15 by Won Jun Yap
Kampung Aman by Ravindran Krishnan
Simon & Ah Bou by Vikster Chew Chin Wai
A Special Night by Fish Lim

Best Sound Design
Kampung Aman by Yusof Han
Limitless by Kurisu
Colourless by Chris G

Best Editing
Limitless by Kurisu and Foo Wei Jien
Kampung Aman by Sherwynn Victor
Block A-2-15 by Won Jun Yap
Colourless by Jordan Goh

Best Actor
Radhi Khalid in Kampung Aman
Tam Yee Swee in Simon & Ah Bou
Alang Fadhli in Lelaki Yang Dirindui
Lim Yew Beng in Simon & Ah Bou
Ray Cheong in Block A-2-15

Best Actress
Farah Ahmad in Sayang
Atiqah Afina in Colourless
Nina Kho in The Parcel
Janice Yeoh in Stranded
Putri Syahadah Nurjannah in Consent 18

BMW Shorties 2018 award winners will be crowned at the BMW Shorties Film Festival, happening on 15th December 2018 at Tiffin Food Court located at 15, Jalan 13/6, Seksyen 13, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

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