The BMW Shorties is a cultural initiative by BMW Group Malaysia, which serves to provide amateur film makers with a platform to express their creativity. This short film competition is a continuous effort to identify, cultivate and support emerging film talent in the country. Since its inception in December 2006, the BMW Shorties has received more than 750 short film entries, many of which have gone on to screenings at prestigious international film festivals such as Cannes, New York, Rotterdam, Oberhausen, Rome, Clermont-Ferrand and more.
Returning for the 11th year in 2017, the prominent short film competition is themed "Vision". Vision goes beyond sight. It is the ability to imagine, define and craft the future. Combining experience, knowledge and intuition, Vision can be as simple as what you see with your eyes or as bold as envisioning the next 100 years.
The grand prize winner of the BMW Shorties short film competition will receive an RM 75,000 production grant. Recognition for film making talent will also be awarded in a line-up of supporting categories, including 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 entries and you have until the 20th of October 2017 to submit your short film entry.