BMW Group Malaysia has revealed that the BMW Shorties programme has received over 130 short film submissions for its competition year 2019, the highest amount ever recorded in its 13-year history of discovering and supporting local talents in film and digital content creation.
The premium automaker is also hosting Tayangan BMW Shorties at REXKL for Urbanscapes 2019, screening a diverse range of Southeast Asian films. The week-long event at REXKL 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 director Adrian Teh (PASKAL: The Movie) and documentary-maker Indrani Kopal (Incarcerated Rhythm), both of whom are judges for BMW Shorties 2019.
The event will culminate with the BMW Shorties Awards Night on 23rd November 2019, where the 13th Grand Prize Winner will be announced. Awards for a 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 will be presented, along with a new category for Best Student Award.
Tayangan BMW Shorties Schedule
The workshop schedule is as below: