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Embracing creativity in the new normal.

The BMW Shorties is back for its 14th year as a prestigious platform for emerging filmmakers and digital content creators to freely express their creativity. Over one thousand short film entries have been submitted since we began in December 2006, many of which have been screened at prestigious international film festivals such as Cannes, New York, Rotterdam, Oberhausen, Rome, Clermont-Ferrand and more!

This year, the grand prize winner will receive RM 80,000 in production grant. Recognition for filmmaking talent will also be awarded in a line-up of supporting categories. The submissions for BMW Shorties 2020 will close on 2 December 2020 at 11:59PM, and the competition will be postponed entirely to merge with that of BMW Shorties 2021. The theme, CHARGE, will remain unchanged as we continue to strongly stand by it: to charge boldly ahead towards greater possibilities – with the promise of a new decade, greater possibilities are already in the horizon for us in 2021.

14
Years
of riveting short films
1000+
+
Short Film Entries
with many more to come
94
Supporting Awards
presented to deserving casts and crew
15
Grand Prize Winners
who have emerged in the local and international film landscape to inspire future filmmakers

Our Judges