RØDE Microphones has announced the return of the World’s Largest Short Film Competition, My RØDE Reel. Now in its 7th year, RØDE has once again upped the ante with a monumental $1 million in cash to be won. This the biggest cash prize ever offered in a short film competition, affirming My RØDE Reel as the essential calendar event for filmmakers around the world. Entries are open now and close Wednesday, October 7.
My RØDE Reel is the World’s Largest Short Film Competition. Over the last six years, more than 16,000 films have been submitted to the competition from 94 different countries, with RØDE awarding over $3.5 million in prizes to both emerging and established filmmakers. My RØDE Reel has launched hundreds of careers through providing a global platform for filmmakers to gain exposure, offering grants and scholarships, and giving away tonnes of RØDE microphones and filmmaking gear. In 2020, My RØDE Reel is bigger and better than ever.
The winners of My RØDE Reel 2020 will receive a share of US $1 million, the biggest cash prize ever offered in a short film competition.
There are 10 categories in total:
• five genre categories – Drama, Comedy, Action, Documentary, Animation and Behind-The-Scenes –
• five special categories – Judges Choice, People’s Choice, Sound Design, Young Filmmaker, and Best Chinese Film.
All-in-all, 28 filmmakers will win a share in the prize money.
As well as this incredible cash prize pool, RØDE is giving away a prize pack to the winners of the 10 categories. These are loaded with gear from the world’s leading filmmaking brands, including Lumix, Nanlite, Zhiyun, Mzed, Musicbed, Rhino, Adobe, Brevite, Pelican, Arri and, of course, RØDE microphones and accessories. Combined with the cash, this brings the total prize pool to over $1.5 million, by far the biggest offering for any short film competition.
Visit the My RØDE Reel website for more information on the prizes and categories.
Meyne Wyatt is an award-winning actor, writer and director. He has starred in dozens of acclaimed productions, including HBO supernatural mystery drama series The Leftovers, Australia’s longest-running TV series, Neighbours, as well on the silver screen in 2015’s Strangerland alongside Nicole Kidman and Hugo Weaving. Most recently, Meyne wrote and starred in the critically acclaimed play City of Gold.
Selina Miles is an award-winning film director. She has directed commercials for major brands like Red Bull and Ubisoft, created music videos for Hilltop Hoods and Anne Marie, and produced several documentaries, including her first feature, Martha: A Picture Story – a documentary on iconic photographer Martha Cooper – which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival in 2019, earning her widespread critical acclaim.
Ryan Connolly is a filmmaker, internet personality and presenter best known for his educational web series Film Riot, which has gained over 1.6-million subscribers. He has also written and directed 15 short films, including PROXiMITY, Ghost House, SENTiNEL, BALLiSTIC and, most recently, There Comes a Knocking. Collectively, Ryan’s short films have amassed over 10-million views. Currently, he is working with 3Arts developing feature films.
Entering My RØDE Reel is easy:
For the full details on how to enter, head to myrodereel.com and log in or sign up for an account. This contains the starter pack, information on the competition, freebies, tips, inspiration and more.
Entries are open now and close at 9.00AM (Bangkok Time Zone) Wednesday, October 7, 2020. Head to myrodereel.com for more info.