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ABOUT THE

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.

News

BMW Group Malaysia Reveals Its Finalists of BMW Shorties 2017!

November 14, 2017

BMW Group Malaysia Reveals Its Finalists of BMW Shorties 2017!

November 14, 2017

The BMW Shorties Embarks on a New Milestone in its 11th Year!

August 20, 2017

The BMW Shorties Embarks on a New Milestone in its 11th Year!

August 20, 2017

Short Film 'Hawa' by Tan Ce Ding Wins the BMW Shorties 2016 Grand Prize.

December 19, 2016

Short Film 'Hawa' by Tan Ce Ding Wins the BMW Shorties 2016 Grand Prize.

December 19, 2016

BMW Group Malaysia Reveals Finalists for BMW Shorties 2016.

November 23, 2016

BMW Group Malaysia Reveals Finalists for BMW Shorties 2016.

November 23, 2016

BMW Group Malaysia Premieres 'Funeral',
a BMW Shorties Production by Sky Gan Yu Long.

September 22, 2016

BMW Group Malaysia Premieres 'Funeral',
a BMW Shorties Production by Sky Gan Yu Long.

September 22, 2016

The BMW Shorties Returns to Celebrate its Tenth Year!

September 9, 2016

The BMW Shorties Returns to Celebrate its Tenth Year!

September 9, 2016

‘Fish’ by Gan Yu Long wins
the BMW Shorties 2015 Grand Prize.

December 11, 2015

‘Fish’ by Gan Yu Long wins
the BMW Shorties 2015 Grand Prize.

December 11, 2015

BMW Group Malaysia Reveals Top Finalists of the
BMW Shorties 2015 at the BMW Shorties Festival 2015.

November 27, 2015

BMW Group Malaysia Reveals Top 10 Finalists of the BMW Shorties 2015
at the BMW Shorties Festival 2015.

November 27, 2015

BMW Group Malaysia Premieres ‘Terbit 23’,
a BMW Shorties Production by Taufiq Kamal.

October 22, 2015

BMW Group Malaysia Premieres ‘Terbit 23’,
a BMW Shorties Production by Taufiq Kamal.

October 22, 2015

The BMW Shorties Returns
for Its Ninth Year

September 25, 2015

The BMW Shorties Returns
for Its Ninth Year

September 25, 2015

The Premiere Night

Tan Ce Ding

Tan Ce Ding is no stranger to the BMW Shorties program, having participated in the competition since 2010 and emerging a Top 10 Finalist five times. In 2016, the film maker was helmed the Grand Prize winner of the competition with “Hawa”, a science fiction short film set in the Malaysian future which tells a story of unity, family values and explores the bold concepts of love and hate.

Tan Ce Ding graduated from Sunway University with a Diploma of Performing Arts and Media and began his career as a Production Assistant with several notable production houses. Having great passion for the industry, he quickly advanced to become an Assistant Director and eventually a Director for TV Commercials.

Between 2012 and 2014, Tan Ce Ding had the opportunity of being the Assistant Director of over 200 TV commercials for brands such as Petronas, Samsung, Sony, Sharp, KFC, McDonald’s, Mile, Nescafe, F&N, Tenaga National, Visa, Umobile and DIGI. During this time, he has also collaborated with film and commercial directors from Australia, United Kingdom, Korea, Japan, Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia.

From 2014 to date, Tan Ce Ding has further directed over 20 commercials for various brands as a Film Director at Naga DDB Tribal and has even taken home 2 Kancil Awards. Tan Ce Ding also directed numerous independent short films including Thanks for Saving Me, We Were the Best, Da Capo, and Hawa.

The Masseuse

'The Masseuse' is a science fiction love story set in a futuristic Kuala Lumpur between a humanoid masseuse and her technician who has a dark and disturbing past and an indisposed agenda. The film centres on the relationship between robots and humans in the future and their roles in a developed society.

The main male lead in the short film is played by Koe Shern, Best Actor Award Winner in the winning BMW Shorties 2013 short film ‘32° C Fall In Love’ by Tan Seng Kiat while the humanoid is portrayed by Candy Ice, the leading actress famed in the BMW Shorties 2012 winning short film, ‘Murdered’ by Chua Dick Woei.

Tan Ce Ding explains his inspiration, character development and the location behind his BMW production grant film, The Masseuse.

Here are some behind the scenes video and photographs taken on set of The Masseuse by Tan Ce Ding.

The First Ever
BMW Shorties Film Festival

BMW Shorties presents, The First Ever BMW Shorties Film Festival! Held on 16th December 2017 at APW Bangsar - come and learn what makes this competition the longest-running and the most prestigious short film competition in Malaysia.

Expect loads of festival-like-activities including film & photography related workshops and fabulous food.

The First Ever BMW Shorties Film Festival will be running from 10.00 am and will be followed by the prestigious BMW Shorties 2017 Awards Ceremony where we will find out who takes home the grand prize of RM75,000 production and the helm of BMW Shorties 2017 Grand Prize Winner!

EVENT DETAILS

Saturday, 16th December 2017

From 10.00 am to 10.00 pm (Awards ceremony starts at 7.00 pm)

APW Bangsar, Jalan Riong, Bangsar

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The BMW Shorties Film Festival

Showcase

Hawa

by Tan Ce Ding

Hawa

by Tan Ce Ding

1304KM: Girl From Sumatra

by Lim Han Loong

1304KM: Girl From Sumatra

by Lim Han Loong

A Short Film without a Title

by Koo Shu Xuan

A Short Film without a Title

by Koo Shu Xuan

Aman Nak Besar

by Mohd Affendi Azizan

Aman Nak Besar

by Mohd Affendi Azizan

一見發財 (Once See Fatt Cai)

by Blackcat

一見發財 (Once See Fatt Cai)

by Blackcat

《囚》 Prisoner

by Lu Kang Wei

《囚》 Prisoner

by Lu Kang Wei

Revival

by Tham Wai Fook

Revival

by Tham Wai Fook

Roundabout

by Liew Yew Yin

Roundabout

by Liew Yew Yin

Terminal

by Caston J

Terminal

by Caston J

Terus

by Sherwynn Victor

Terus

by Sherwynn Victor

The Bosom

by Pow Lai Xiang

The Bosom

by Pow Lai Xiang

Wednesday 休息日

by Lee Kah Giap

Wednesday 休息日

by Lee Kah Giap

Koci 5 Ringgit

by Khairul Azaharuddin bin Ariffin

Koci 5 Ringgit

by Khairul Azaharuddin bin Ariffin

Return

by Sean Kook Way Siong

Return

by Sean Kook Way Siong

The Cycle of Violence

by Caston J

The Cycle of Violence

by Caston J

Tuck

by Gordon Ling Fu Chur

Tuck

by Gordon Ling Fu Chur

Highway

by Aw See Wee

Highway

by Aw See Wee

Gigi

by Audrie Yeo

Gigi

by Audrie Yeo

The Return

by Keshvan Sugumaran

The Return

by Keshvan Sugumaran

ZUAN

by Vance Choong Yew Hui

ZUAN

by Vance Choong Yew Hui

Fish

by Sky Gan Yu Long

Fish

by Sky Gan Yu Long

A Gift

by Mallory Lee

A Gift

by Mallory Lee

Adunan 伴

by Kee Jit How

Adunan 伴

by Kee Jit How

Diri

by Sharifah Aleysha

Diri

by Sharifah Aleysha

Heartstring Quartet

by Lee Chee Hoo

Heartstring Quartet

by Lee Chee Hoo

Khatijah

by Chong Yew Fei

Khatijah

by Chong Yew Fei

MAMA

by Chong Shun Yuan

MAMA

by Chong Shun Yuan

Nexus

by Martin Raj

Nexus

by Martin Raj

Pejam Pelik

by Mohd Khairul Azri Md Noor

Pejam Pelik

by Mohd Khairul Azri Md Noor

Putus

by Muhammad Ezmeer bin Abd Rahman

Putus

by Muhammad Ezmeer bin Abd Rahman

Rozita Binti Roslan

by Taufiq Kamal

Rozita Binti Roslan

by Taufiq Kamal

32°C Fall In Love

by Tan Seng Kiat

32°C Fall In Love

by Tan Seng Kiat

Crossing the Arctic

by Zahariz Khuzaimah

Crossing the Arctic

by Zahariz Khuzaimah

Guest Room

by Danny Chong Ka Yung

Guest Room

by Danny Chong Ka Yung

Heard

by Chai Chang Fook

Heard

by Chai Chang Fook

Hidup Bersama

by Lau Ming Yeow

Hidup Bersama

by Lau Ming Yeow

Qing Yi

by Mugunthan Loganathan

Qing Yi

by Mugunthan Loganathan

Thanks for Saving Me

by Tan Ce Ding

Thanks for Saving Me

by Tan Ce Ding

The Boy Who Rocked The World

by Paul Gan Yew Hoe

The Boy Who Rocked The World

by Paul Gan Yew Hoe

The Fancy Ah Boy

by Moh Chee Loong

The Fancy Ah Boy

by Moh Chee Loong

The Painting

by Yiewin Kang

The Painting

by Yiewin Kang

Murdered

by Chua Dick Woei

Murdered

by Chua Dick Woei

Crossroads

by Rebecca Yau Yi Mun

Crossroads

by Rebecca Yau Yi Mun

Da Capo

by Tan Ce Ding

Da Capo

by Tan Ce Ding

Das

by Suresh Naidu

Das

by Suresh Naidu

Haruman Hujan

by Martin Chong Yuh Lin

Haruman Hujan

by Martin Chong Yuh Lin

Johan Adam

by Lim Pik Lan

Johan Adam

by Lim Pik Lan

Leap of Faith

by Bryan Lim Yong Tiam

Leap of Faith

by Bryan Lim Yong Tiam

Muthal Naal Indru

by Jagatesh Letchumanan

Muthal Naal Indru

by Jagatesh Letchumanan

Sincerely, The End

by Lee Wei Sheong

Sincerely, The End

by Lee Wei Sheong

Talent House

by Tan Hyon-Lé

Talent House

>by Tan Hyon-Lé

THE BMW SHORTIES 2017
PEOPLE'S CHOICE
AWARD

The lines are opened! Vote for your favorite short film to take home the coveted People’s Choice Award. Anyone and everyone can vote and the voting system will stay opened until 14th December 2017. You’ll simply need to log on using your Facebook account and each account can only vote once. It’s that easy! So get voting!

After Tango ( 跳舞后,走火的枪)

by New Chun Hui

After Tango ( 跳舞后,走火的枪)

by New Chun Hui

Desakan Dewasa

by JOHANNA JOHAN ARIFFIN

Desakan Dewasa

by JOHANNA JOHAN ARIFFIN

Gold! There's gold in the river!

by Mallory Lee

Gold! There's gold in the river!

by Mallory Lee

Livornia

by Muhammad Zaihadi Bin Zainudin

Livornia

by Muhammad Zaihadi Bin Zainudin

Never Was The Shade

by LIM KEAN HIAN

Never Was The Shade

by LIM KEAN HIAN

SEKUNDER

by WAN MOHD SHAFIQ B WAN ROSLI

SEKUNDER

by WAN MOHD SHAFIQ B WAN ROSLI

SELAM 2.0

by LOR YEW MIEN

SELAM 2.0

by LOR YEW MIEN

The Last 7

by Jared Lee Wei Sheong

The Last 7

by Jared Lee Wei Sheong

Touch

by WILSON TAI SIEW YOONG

Touch

by WILSON TAI SIEW YOONG