BMW Group Malaysia today announced the 13th instalment of the BMW Shorties, Malaysia’s most prestigious and longest running short film competition.
The theme for the 13th edition of the BMW Shorties is “UNCHARTED”. The grand discovery and the celebration of pursuit, UNCHARTED symbolises the perfect combination of curiosity and tenacity.
This year’s line-up of judges comprises of award-winning filmmakers and veterans of the local film industry. They include Saw Teong Hin (Puteri Gunung Ledang and Rise: Ini Kalilah); Indrani Kopal (The Game Changer and Incarcerated Rhythm), Amanda Nell Eu (Lagi Senang Jaga Sekandang Lembu), as well as panel advisers for the National Film Development Corporation (FINAS) – Nadira Ilana (The Silent Riot) and Adrian Teh (Ice Kacang Puppy Love and PASKAL The Movie).
The BMW Shorties 2019 will award the grand prize winner a production grant of RM 80,000.
Recognition for filmmaking talent will also be awarded in an extensive range of supporting categories, including Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Editing, Best Sound Design and the People’s Choice Award, along with this year’s new category for Best Student Award.
The BMW Shorties is open for entries from 8th August 2019 and aspiring filmmakers as well as digital content creators will have until 11th October 2019 at 6:00PM to submit their entries. This year, the BMW Shorties will also be leading the film segment of Urbanscapes – Malaysia’s longest-running creative arts festival. For further information on the BMW Shorties and how to participate, visit the official website at bmwshorties.com.my.