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Emerging Malaysian Film Maker Wins HBO Asia’s “Invisible Stories” Short Film Competition

The winners of the regional short film competition inspired by the HBO Asia Original series Invisible Stories have been selected! Stream the three winning entries that tell untold stories from their own neighbourhoods for free on HBO GO now. WarnerMedia is also currently running two contests – Westworld contest and a Watch and Win contest on Oh!K where prizes include one year’s subscription to HBO GO access and a trip to South Korea, respectively.

Watch regional short film competition winning entries for free on HBO GO

From over 300 short film submissions, the panel of judges including, Invisible Stories director Ler Jiyuan, selected three winning entries from the regional short-film competition inspired by the HBO Asia Original series Invisible Stories. One of the winning entries is from Malaysia, while two others are from Singapore. This is the first time the network has organised a short film competition to invite emerging film makers to submit untold stories from their own neighbourhoods. Stream the entire 6-episodes of the HBO Asia Original Series Invisible Stories on HBO GO.


1. Title: Washed Off

  • Country: Singapore
  • Directed by: Ansen Goh
  • Synopsis:

Washed Off follows two foreign workers from Bangladesh who moonlight as car washers at car parks. The short film shows a glimpse of their life in Singapore through their perspectives.

2. Title: Ali

  • Country: Malaysia
  • Directed by: Ibtisem Ben Nassib
  • Synopsis:

Ali left Syria for a better life overseas, but he soon realised he had made a mistake. Swindled out of his money and exploited to live a life less desirable, he yearns for the day he can reunite with his family.

3. Title: Hello Uncle

  • Country: Malaysia
  • Directed by: Ibtisem Ben Nassib
  • Synopsis:

After a visit by a schoolboy tasked to collect newspapers as part of a community involvement program, an isolated old man starts hearing bizarre noises from his neighbour upstairs.

Get a year’s free subscription to  HBO GO in the Westworld contest

Meanwhile, in conjunction with the highly-anticipated return of the third season of the Emmy-winning series Westworld, premiering same time as the U.S. on Monday, 16 March at 9am exclusively on HBO GO and HBO (Astro Ch 411 / 431 HD), Asian viewers can stand a chance to win a year’s subscription to HBO GO and exclusive premiums by participating in the Westworld contest* (https://westworld.hboasia.com) which runs from now to 28 February 2020. Visit the HBO Asia’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/HBOAsia/) for more information.

Win a trip to South Korea by watching Oh!K

Oh!K (Astro Ch 394) viewers can also stand a chance to win a trip to South Korea by participating in the Watch and Win contest*. From now till 1 March 2020, watch episodes of hit Korean series on Oh!K including The Game; Towards Zero (Thursdays and Fridays at 7.50pm), Love with Flaws (Saturdays at 6pm) and Extra-Ordinary You (Sundays at 6pm), look out for the game questions that appear on TV then go to the OhKTVAsia’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/OhkTVAsia/) to submit your answers to stand a chance to win.

*Terms and conditions apply.

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