Call For Submission For Short Film To Appear On Sundance Channel, Astro

Last update: 30/09/2014

By Hidayah Nazri

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 30 – Calling all Malaysian filmmakers! This is the chance for you to submit your short films and be showcased on the network!

Sundance Channel together with Astro will launch a first-ever short film competition in Malaysia.

Films submitted by top three finalists will be premiered on Sundance Channel HD (CH438) in 2015 and will be screened at an exclusive event in Kuala Lumpur in December.

The Grand Prize winner will receive a trip to the prestigious 2015 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah with exclusive access to screenings, panels, events and the awards ceremony.

The trip will include airfare and hotel accommodation for two people for 3 nights.

The two runners up will receive professional digital cameras.

Starting from 29th September, filmmakers can submit their short films at until November 23.

The producers or directors need to provide proof of Malaysian citizenship in order to be eligible to submit an entry.

Duration for the films should not exceed more than 12 minutes and must never been shown on any Malaysian television.

Entries will be judged based on several criteria including creativity, entertainment value, original storytelling and production value.

Members of the jury will include representatives from Sundance Channel, Astro and the film-making community. Finalists will be announced on 7th December.

Submissions should meet Sundance Channel and Astro's technical requirements which are available on the website together with, an explanatory video detailing everything including tips.

Additional information will be tweeted with the hashtag #SCShorts.