If you have an eye and the mind for making a short film, then read on. BMW Group Malaysia just announced the return of the sixth BMW Shorties short film competition.  Mr. Sashi Ambi, Corporate Communication Manager of BMW Group Malaysia, made the announcement at the special screening of the BMW Shorties at Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus.

The theme for this year’s competition is ‘Possibilities’. The idea of the theme, as the press statement states, stems from the thought that ‘we should not limit ourselves in the pursuit to better our state of being, which is also one of the main philosophies in innovation’.

Also screened to over 200 students and film enthusiasts who attended the event is the exclusive preview of ‘Sid & Barry’ by Quek Shio Chuan, winner of BMW Shorties 2011. Quek has also won Best Film and Audience Choice at the 3rd Who Likes Short Shorts? Film Festival 2012 (USA), Best Film Alternative World and Golden Film in the 10th Irpen Film Festival 2012 with his winning 2011 entry called ‘Guang’, which is still making its rounds worldwide.

With fame and glory as the ultimate treasure, the winner of the BMW Shorties 2012 will start the journey with a grant worth RM75,000 to make a professional short film. The winning entry will be shown in Malaysia and other international film festivals worldwide.

Of course there are other awards to be won; a film is not a one-person show although that is possible. To celebrate other talents, there will be awards for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Screenplay, Best Editing and Best Sound Engineer.

The contest is now open for entries and will close October 26, 2012. If you are interested, you can find out more at the official BMW Shorties Facebook page. All you need to know is there. Best of luck, if you’re taking up the challenge.