18 Aug – Want to win cash and prizes valued over RM50,000? Movie Makers Malaysia 2020 got you covered. Join the short film competition and you might just bring home the top prizes!
The competition is now accepting submissions, which will end on 9 October 2020 (Friday).
Open only to Malaysian citizens or permanent residents aged 18 and above, other requirements that must be met include the length of the short film must not exceed 15 minutes and the theme and language are unrestricted but English subtitles are required.
Interested budding filmmakers can visit Movie Makers Malaysia 2020 Facebook for further details.
The top three short films will get the chance to win up to RM50,000 in cash and prizes, including a 1-year Dropbox Professional Account Subscription and a Canon Camera.
RM25,000 will be rewarded to first place, RM15,000 to second place and RM10,000 to third place. mm2 Entertainment Malaysia will also be selecting the three filmmakers separately for a feature director contract, giving them the opportunity to develop full-length feature films.
The entries will be judged by a panel of jury made up of producer Gayathri Pillai, director-editor Razaisyam Rashid, writer Mira Mustaffa, director Chiu Keng Guan and director Tan Chun Mui.
Director Quek Shio Chuan ("Guang", Netflix's "The Ghost Bride"), named as the Official Ambassador for the first Movie Makers Malaysia Short Film Competition, said in a press statement, "It is a great honour to be the official ambassador to promote this competition and to provide a platform for more local talents who love shooting to showcase their unlimited creativity."
Aside from the competition, there will also be a series of webinars on filmmaking basics. Through these, budding filmmakers can learn topics such as The Importance of Scriptwriting and The Fundamentals of Directing.
This is mm2 Entertainment Malaysia's inaugural edition of the competition in the country. Movie Makers was first introduced in 2015 in Singapore and was later held in 2017 in Hong Kong.