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Make Some Noise for ‘Bingit’: Morbid Coming-of-Age Tale Dominates KL 48 Hour Film Project

by The Daily SeniDecember 13, 2015

LAST night at Encorp Strand, winners of the Kuala Lumpur 48 Hour Film Project was announced, concluding this year’s edition of the competition.

Coming out on top was Bingit, a film put together by Disko Swing, an ensemble helmed by many talents behind popular collective Playground Productions. Aside from nabbing Best Short Film, the team also took home Best Writing, Best Ensemble, Best Actor, Best Editing and Best Sound Design.

Bingit tells the story of a young man who finds the confidence to pursue love after dealing with some inner demons. A dark comedy written by Redza Minhat, it’s a coming-of-age story which also earned actor Azman Hassan his first Best Actor award at the competition.

Accepting the award, director Megat Sharizal pointed out that Bingit was the team’s third submission to KL48HFP, and this was the first time they were not disqualified. Also representing Disko Swing were director Razaisyam Rashid and producer Tuan ‘Tapai’ Faisal.

Mazazi Production‘s Rintik Melankolik meanwhile established itself as a dark horse by the end of the night, garnering nominations in six categories and winning Best Actress and Best Cinematography.

The film, which revolves around a young man who relives memories of his late wife, drew surprised laughter and cheer from its team after taking home awards. Young actress Yana Ereen was shocked upon being informed of her win and kept her speech short, simply uttering a dazed thanks. Her co-star Anwar Rusdini also received a Best Actor nomination.

This year’s judges — Sharifah Amani, Shamyl Othman, Kabir Ariff Sultan and Deric Ect — were in consensus for most of the competition’s categories but faced some struggle in major award categories.

While Bingit finished the night with the most awards, it was a close call for a number of categories — Best Directing for example went to S-Log2‘s Buongiorno after a long discussion during the judging process last month.

Of note, three films grappled for Best Short Film: Rintik Melankolik won over the judging panel thanks to its clever use of lighting as well as committed performances, Chinese-language film Buongiorno showcased some of the most natural writing and acting in the competition, while Bingit appeared the most technically and artistically accomplished submission.

Another strong contender was Fiery Films‘s Helianthus, a crowd favourite which won the Audience Favorite award for its group.

Two winners failed to show up for the awards, namely FiTA 3 for Dani Nak Mati and Post Modern Pictures for Killer Moves — both films won Best Use of Prop and Best Use of Character respectively. Accepting the prizes on their behalf, organiser Shahril Fahazmi Musa joked that some teams weren’t confident that they’d win and chose to no show.

As the official winner from Kuala Lumpur, Disko Swing’s Bingit will be sent over to Filmapalooza 2016 to compete against all other city winners of the 48 Hour Film Project and stand a chance to be included in the Short Film Corner of the Cannes Film Festival.


List of Winners

BEST FILM
Bingit by Disko Swing
Rintik Melankolik by Mazazi Production
Buongiorno by S-Log 2

BEST DIRECTING
Buongiorno by S-Log 2
Rintik Melankolik by Mazazi Production
Bingit by Disko Swing

BEST ACTOR
Azman Hassan for Bingit by Disko Swing
Rintik Melankolik by Mazazi Production
Buongiorno by S-Log 2

BEST ACTRESS
Yana Ereen for Rintik Melankolik by Mazazi Production
HELIANTHUS by Fiery Films
Buongiorno by S-Log 2

BEST WRITING
Bingit by Disko Swing
Buongiorno by S-Log 2
SUNDAY by BAD FILMS

BEST EDITING
Bingit by Disko Swing
Killer Moves by Post Modern Pictures
Buongiorno by S-Log 2

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Rintik Melankolik by Mazazi Production
HELIANTHUS by Fiery Films
Bingit by Disko Swing

BEST SOUND DESIGN
Bingit by Disko Swing
Osman Ortega Melawan Norma by VDOgraf
Rintik Melankolik by Mazazi Production

BEST ENSEMBLE ACTING
Bingit by Disko Swing
Dean the tree hugger by Kampung Crew
Buongiorno by S-Log 2

BEST USE OF CHARACTER
Killer Moves by Post Modern Pictures
SUNDAY by BAD FILMS
Bingit by Disko Swing

BEST USE OF PROP
Dani Nak Mati by FiTA 3
Langsai by Blue Films
RAHSIA by FiTA 1

BEST USE OF LINE
Osman Ortega Melawan Norma by VDOgraf
HELIANTHUS by Fiery Films
Bingit by Disko Swing

BEST POSTER
The Promise by 5 PRODUCTION

BEST TRAILER
Yus To Dance And The Bumbling Cowboy by Armmatt Films

AUDIENCE FAVORITE: GROUP A
Hakikat by Brilliant Brothers

AUDIENCE FAVORITE: GROUP B
Putus (Disconnected) by Makkaley Production Team

AUDIENCE FAVORITE: GROUP C
HELIANTHUS by Fiery Films


Watch all the winners on KL48HFP‘s Youtube (which does not have competition winner Bingit at the moment) and get more information via their website!

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