RE:IMAGINE is the theme for 2022
30 Nov - The BMW Shorties, Malaysia's most prestigious and longest-running competition for short films and digital content today announced the Top 10 Finalists for its 2022 competition with the theme RE:IMAGINE.
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."
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.
"The Secret Club" by Chen Wei Choon
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.
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 by acclaimed Malaysian photographer Annice Lyn (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
- 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 by Syukri A Rahim
- The Secret Club by Chen Wei Choon
- Sayang by Roanne Woo
"After Tomorrow" is directed by Arthur Liew
"Red is the Colour I Don't Want To See" is nominated for Best Screenplay
"Melayu Nuckal" is nominated for Best Editing as well
For further information and event updates, 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 – where members of the public can also register for a spot on the guided photowalk session.
Cinema Online, 30 November 2022