29th November 2022

BMW Group Malaysia announces top 10 finalists for BMW Shorties 2022.

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10 outstanding short films and digital content from the 2022 edition of the BMW Shorties have been selected from over 90 submissions, as voting for the People’s Choice Award officially commences online.

Kuala Lumpur, 29th November 2022 – The BMW Shorties, Malaysia’s most prestigious and longest-running competition for short film and digital content today announced the Top 10 Finalists for its 2022 competition with the theme RE:IMAGINE. The finalists, chosen by a panel of highly acclaimed Malaysian directors and producers, are in the running for the Grand Prize of a RM80,000 production grant and also a People’s Choice Award.

Sashi Ambi, Head of Corporate Communications and Sustainability at BMW Group Malaysia said, “After the competition’s brief hiatus over the pandemic, it is refreshing to see how the film and content creation landscape has creatively transformed and adapted to the times. We received 93 stellar submissions this year which told diverse stories of reimagination – in line with our theme, as we progress into a new era in the creative industry, shaped by the pandemic. Our panel of judges have carefully deliberated over the last month to present this year’s selection of remarkable finalists, and I am excited for us to award our 15th Grand Prize winner next week at REXKL as The BMW Shorties takes over Petaling Street, Kwai Chai Hong and the Old City of Kuala Lumpur, celebrating the return of the creative industry in the country with Art, Music, Film and Digital Content creation!”

Saw Teong Hin, BMW Shorties 2022 Judge also highlighted during the judging discussion that “While technical skills are certainly important and some creatives are further along in that journey, I always believe that storytelling takes precedence - and everyone has a unique story to tell. The biggest asset for a creative is to not be embarrassed by their originality."

The BMW Shorties will announce its 15th Grand Prize Winner, who will be awarded RM80,000 in production grant, on Saturday, 10th December 2022 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 the Best Student Shorties Award.

Short films and digital content by the BMW Shorties 2022’s Top 10 Finalists are now available for public viewing and voting on the BMW Shorties’ website HERE. Members of the public are invited to vote for their favoured People’s Choice Award winner from now to 10th December 2022 at 6:00PM. The BMW Shorties will also be taking over Petaling Street, Kwai Chai Hong and its surrounding areas for a day on Saturday, 10th December from 12pm for a day celebrating Art, Music, Film and Digital Content creation, along with a guided photowalk session (limited to 10 pax, pre-registration required).

Over at REXKL, members of the public can catch the screening of the Top 10 Finalists’ films starting from 2:30PM as part of the BMW Shorties 2022 festival.

The BMW Shorties 2022 Finalists (in no particular order) are:

  • RED IS THE COLOUR I DON’T WANT TO SEE by Syalikh Nazrul
  • 明日后 Ž - After Tomorrow by Arthur Liew
  • Mencari Gelombang by Bujoq
  • Villa Rosly by Nadhir Nasar
  • Fasa by Syahmi Norsan
  • Role Model by Zac Lee
  • Melayu Nuckal by Izaq Yuzaini
  • STORY 2: REGARDLESS, I STILL LONG FOR YOU | 不管所发生的一切,我依然渴望你 by Syukri A Rahim
  • The Secret Club by Chen Wei Choon
  • Sayang by Roanne Woo

The BMW Shorties 2022 Supporting Award nominees (in no particular order) are:

Best Director

  • 明日后 Ž - After Tomorrow by Arthur Liew
  • RED IS THE COLOUR I DON’T WANT TO SEE by Syalikh Nazrul
  • Melayu Nuckal by Izaq Yuzaini
  • Fasa by Syahmi Norsan
  • STORY 2: REGARDLESS, I STILL LONG FOR YOU | 不管所发生的一切,我依然渴望你 by Syukri A Rahim

Best Cinematography

  • 明日后 Ž - After Tomorrow by Bryan Ho Tze Hoong
  • RED IS THE COLOUR I DON’T WANT TO SEE by Aaron Chung
  • Fasa by Syafiq Norsan
  • Sayang by Oscar Tong
  • LUX CHROMA by JF Chong

Best Screenplay

  • Role Model – Zac Lee
  • Villa Rosly – Nadhir Nasar, TM Faris
  • STORY 2: REGARDLESS, I STILL LONG FOR YOU | 不管所发生的一切,我依然渴望你 by Syukri A Rahim, Mary Grace Liew
  • RED IS THE COLOUR I DON’T WANT TO SEE by Syalikh Nazrul
  • Mencari Gelombang by Bujoq

Best Production Design

  • LUX CHROMA by mogu (zyin)
  • 明日后 Ž - After Tomorrow by Shee Wei Zhi
  • STORY 2: REGARDLESS, I STILL LONG FOR YOU | 不管所发生的一切,我依然渴望你 by Syukri A Rahim
  • Sayang by Irfan Al-Juffry
  • The Secret Club by Chen Wei Choon

Best Sound Design

  • The Secret Club by Chen Wei Choon
  • Melayu Nuckal by Aliff Asyraf
  • Keranda Di Langit (Coffin in the Sky) by Shaktyvel Neelamekan, Sherwynn Victor
  • Sayang by Roanne Woo
  • Biar Seribu by Syamil Fairuz

Best Editing

  • Mencari Gelombang by Bujoq
  • Melayu Nuckal by Izaq Yuzaini
  • 明日后 Ž - After Tomorrow by Arthur Liew
  • STORY 2: REGARDLESS, I STILL LONG FOR YOU | 不管所发生的一切,我依然渴望你 by Syukri A Rahim
  • Fasa by Basil

Best Actor

  • Chai Zi in 明日后 Ž - After Tomorrow
  • Firdaus Karim in Fasa
  • Ad Wafri Shah in RED IS THE COLOUR I DON’T WANT TO SEE
  • Abi Madyan in Keranda Di Langit (Coffin in the Sky)
  • Mierul Aiman in Villa Rosly

Best Actress

  • Ruby Faye in Imagine
  • Farahin Shazleen in Melayu Nuckal
  • Salmah Ahmad in Melayu Nuckal
  • Jessical Lim in Role Model
  • Yuyun Hikmah in RED IS THE COLOUR I DON’T WANT TO SEE

Best Student Shorties

  • Untold 社畜 by Lee Le Yong
  • Solitude by Sanjave Singh
  • PRALAYA by Varten a/l Tharumalingam
  • GOLDFISH by Chea Ai Lin
  • Detik Dua by Irdina Damia binti Muhammad Adam Mikhail Lim
  • The Incident by David Ong Yong Jian

For further information, visit the official BMW Shorties website at www.bmwshorties.com.my or the official BMW Shorties Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bmwshorties and Instagram page at www.instagram.com/bmwshorties.

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