Ekin Kee Charles
2019 Grand Prize Winner
Ekin is the first East Malaysian to have won the coveted grand prize for the BMW Shorties. A fresh graduate from University Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) with a Bachelor of Arts in Cinematography, she has been working as a full-time production executive at a local production house where she focuses on production management. Ekin directed her first short film ‘Kotak’ as a dedication to her father in university and in 2018, her short film ‘Your Shirt, My Socks’ received the best short film award at the Mini Film Festival. To date, she has directed four short films, several public service announcements and music videos. She aspires to share her love and passion for film making with others especially from her hometown in Kota Marudu, Sabah as she believes film making is a medium that should be accessible to everyone. Ekin is set to premiere her BMW funded film soon.