The BMW Shorties, Malaysia’s most prestigious and longest-running short film competition has announced the 10 Finalists for its competition in 2019. The finalists are also in the running to win BMW Shorties 2019 People’s Choice Award, which is now open for public voting at www.bmwshorties.com.my/pca
The BMW Shorties will announce its 13th Grand Prize Winner, who will be awarded RM80,000 in production grant, on Saturday, 23rd November 2019 at REXKL. 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.
Short films by BMW Shorties 2019’s Top 10 Finalists are now available for public viewing and voting on the BMW Shorties’ website. Members of the public are invited to vote for their favoured People’s Choice Award winner from now to 23rd November 2019 at 12:00NN.
The BMW Shorties will also be at REXKL as part of Urbanscapes 2019 from 16th to 24th November 2019. The week-long event will be featuring the works of many notable Southeast Asian directors across the region including past BMW Shorties winners – Zahir Omar’s Fly by Night and Shanjhey Kumar’s Jagat.
The event will also feature five exciting workshops driven by local film industry leaders, such as Adrian Teh (PASKAL: The Movie) and Indrani Kopal (Incarcerated Rhythm), both of whom are judges for BMW Shorties 2019.
BMW Shorties 2019 Finalists (in no particular order) are:
• The Past by Tan Hong Ken
• Satu by John Hafiz
• Ralat the Musical by Khairi Anwar
• Peon by Shaiful Yahya, Syaz Zainal & June Wong
• Pemburungan by Chulat (Ameerul Affiq Adenan)
• Pace by Ekin Kee Charles
• OSOM: jangan kena tangkap sudah by Adam Zainal
• Kencing Malam by Hyrul Anuar
• Di Sini Aku by Putri Purnama Sugua
• ALICE by D-Ni