Published on November 25th, 2019 | by Subhash Nair


BMW Shorties Picks ‘PACE’ for RM80,000 Grant

At an awards ceremony over the weekend, BMW Shorties announced the winner of this year’s series – ‘PACE’ by Ekin Kee Charles.

Here’s the press release with all the details and where you can watch ‘PACE’.


The BMW Shorties has named the short film, ‘PACE’ by Ekin Kee Charles its Grand Prize winner for the thirteenth edition. The Grand Prize worth RM80,000 in production grant was presented at the BMW Shorties Awards Night 2019, held in conjunction with Urbanscapes 2019.

‘PACE’ is a 15-minute short film about a young girl contemplating her identity for the first time in a small town in Sabah. The moving coming-of-age story explores identity at a tender age through the perspective of Yaya, who discovers a longing for something her group of friends have. Determined to be more than just the ‘girl’ in her group, she takes a leap of faith by pushing the boundaries of what it means to be feminine in a world that is seemingly built for the opposite gender.

A fresh graduate of University Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) who majored in Cinematography, ‘PACE’ is Ekin’s first submission to the BMW Shorties. Her winning short impressed with its intricate storytelling interwoven with stunning visuals and stellar production quality. For that, Ekin and her team also took home the Best Editing award.

The Finalists’ short films can be viewed on the official BMW Shorties’ YouTube page at . For more information on the BMW Shorties, visit the official BMW Shorties website at For the latest updates on future BMW Shorties events, check out the BMW Shorties Facebook page at and Instagram page at

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