Nothing to do with short people, BMW Shorties is Malaysia’s longest running and most prestigious short film competition. Now in its 7th year, BMW Shorties was recently launched in conjunction with the premiere of the newest BMW Shorties production, “Pizza” by Dick Chua who is the winner of 2012 BMW Shorties.
The night event was held in Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, the same location Mercedes-Benz organized the launch of the E-Class facelift. BMW also took this opportunity to display the yet-to-be-launched BMW 1-Series in front of the hotel. An Estoril Blue 125i in sporty M-Sport kit to be exact…
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The whole event took place in the hotel’s beautiful Rooftop Garden. As you can see from the photos, it is very nicely furnished with the brightly lit ‘Shorties’ sign stealing everyone’s’ attention. After some speeches by Head of Corporate Communications, Mr. Sashi Ambi as well as President of BMW Group Malaysia, Dr. Gerhard Pils, the guests were presented with the premiere of Dick Chua’s latest short film ‘Pizza’.
Pizza is about the murder of a 3-year-old child, with the murderer being only a 12-year-old child. As for the reason behind the movie title, I guess you have to watch it to find out! Dick Chua’s trademark of directing thrillers is very apparent here, not to mention his shameless portraying of blood and gore. Definitely not for the faint-hearted.
Just like Dick Chua’s BMW Shorties 2012 winning short film ‘Murdered’, the ending of ‘Pizza’ may leave audiences with more questions than answers. This can be frustrating, but to some, it is part of the appeal. After the short-film ended, Dick Chua himself was there to give a short speech and also to thank his whole team behind the film.
The BMW Shorties 2013 is now open for entries and the deadline for entry is 31st of October 2013. For further information on the BMW Shorties and how to participate, please visit the official BMW Shorties Facebook page or the official website. Excuse my pun, but check out the trailer below to get a taste of Pizza!