Berjaya Youth Short Film Competition 2015



Please note the registrations closed on 21 September 2015!



Your short film submission should be based on one of the following themes:

Theme 1: #yolo

> You Only Live Once

Carpe diem - seize the day!
Expressions used to remind us that there is nothing more important than the present moment. Inspire others to have the courage to seize the moment and do something great or meaningful as we only have one life to live.

Theme 2: #tbt

> Turn Back Time

If you have a chance to turn back time, what would you change? Or is there a moment you cherish through your sepia lens? Think of a childhood time, those days in high school, your first love, a moment with your family and the list goes on. Take us on a journey to days gone by.

Theme 3: #abc

> Always Be Creative

Creativity can be as simple as ABC. You may define your #abc as anything that comes to mind; whether it’s purple rainbow eating dragons or flying ships made of clouds. Let your imagination take you on a journey and share it with us through your short film!

Theme 4: #lol

> Laugh Out Loud

Everyone loves a LOL moment! It can be a story you heard or an experience you had or even a moment you shared with others. Share with us your story and give us something to LOL, too! After all, laughter is the best medicine.

Amazing Prizes To Be Won

Be The Change. Inspire The World With Your Story.

The Berjaya Youth Short Film Competition is your platform to inspire the world with a thematic story, and get rewarded for it! More than RM80,000.00 worth of fabulous prizes are up for grabs this year!

Champion

RM30,000 cash + Mac Pro + 27-inch Apple Thunderbolt Display worth RM 13,900.00

FIRST RUNNER-UP

RM12,000 Cash + 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display worth RM 7,400.00

SECOND RUNNER-UP

RM5,000 Cash + 13-inch MacBook Air worth RM 3,800.00

Participants are required to make a short film based on ONE (1) or more of the FOUR (4) specified themes for this competition:

1. #yolo = you only live once
2. #tbt = turn back time
3. #abc = always be creative
4. #lol = laugh out loud
All entries can be up to a maximum of FIVE (5) minutes in length, excluding credits. There is no minimum running time.
Your entry can be in any language. However, whenever a non-English language is used in your short film, you must sub-title it in English.
This competition is only open to Malaysian citizens or permanent residents aged 18 to 25 (to be defined as those born in the years of 1990 to 1997). The DIRECTOR of the film should be the person to submit the entry. This age requirement applies to the DIRECTOR of the short film being submitted.
Winners of the First, Second, Third prizes and People’s Choice Award from past Berjaya Youth Short Film Competitions are prohibited from joining this year’s contest.
Acceptable formats are MP4, FLV, MPEG, AVI and Real Player.
Submissions are accepted from 21st April 2015 onwards.
The closing date for online and offline submissions is 21th September 2015 at 12:00pm. Entries submitted after the closing date and time will not be accepted.
Entries must be submitted in either one of the following ways:

a) Online submission through www.berjayayouth.com
i) Fill up the contest form.
ii) Upload your film.

b) Offline submission
i) Download and print the contest application and the terms and conditions form.
ii) Complete and sign the contest application and the terms and conditions form.
iii) Label your entry clearly with your name and title of your short film.
iv) Deliver your entry to the following address:
Suite# 888
G-0-10, PLAZA DAMAS, 60, JALAN SRI HARTAMAS 1, SRI HARTAMAS 50480,
KUALA LUMPUR. (Monday- Friday 9.30am-7pm; Saturday 10.30am-4.30pm)
Tel: +6017 668 8436
Email : info@berjayayouth.com
You are permitted to submit multiple entries provided all the entries are based on the specified themes for this competition.
This competition is open to individuals only. Joint or corporate entries are not allowed.
The entries will be evaluated based on the following:-

Content: 60%
Here, the panel of judges will look for the following in your short film:
• Relevance to the specified theme(s)
• Creative interpretation of the theme(s)
• Originality

Technicality: 40%
Here, the panel of judges will look at the technical aspects of your short film which include:
• Cinematography
• Appropriate screenplay
• Sound track (if any)
• Technical production
You will be notified through email or telephone if your entry has made it into the Top 10.
More than RM80,000 worth of fabulous prizes are up for grabs this year:
Champion – RM30,000 Cash + Mac Pro + 27-inch Apple Thunderbolt Display worth RM 13,900.00

1st Runner-up – RM12,000 Cash + 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display worth RM 7,400.00

2nd Runner-up – RM5,000 Cash + 13-inch MacBook Air worth RM 3,800.00

People’s Choice Award – RM8,000 Cash