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by christine cheah
Filmmaker Dick Chua, whose short film 'Pizza' won the big prize at last year's BMW Shorties competition. -- The Star/Vincent Tan
Calling all budding filmmakers! Here’s a chance to show off your short films and win a grant.
One of Malaysia’s most prestigious short film competitions is back!
This year’s BMW Shorties competition, which is now in its seventh year, was launched yesterday with the theme “Inspiration”.
Similar to previous years, winners stand a chance to win film grants of up to RM75,000.
The panel of judges this year include commercial filmmaker Lina Tan, feature film producer Nandita Solomon, actress Sharifah Amani, film editor Wong Hui Lynn and director Sharad Sharan.
Other awards include Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Editing and Best Sound Engineering and the People’s Choice Award.
Chief executive officer of BMW Group Malaysia Dr Gerhard Pils said, “We see Inspiration as a guiding principle in innovation and design as it enables us to bring life to our imaginations.”
The event launch was in conjunction with the premiere of Pizza, the winning film from last year’s competition, by Dick Chua. Pizza is based on a real-life kidnapping case that took place many years ago. Chua, 30, who hails from Kelantan, thanked his parents for allowing him to venture into the film industry after the premiere of his movie.
Deadline for submission of entries is Oct 31, 2013. For more information, visit www.bmwshorties.com.my.
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