RODE invites applications for My RØDE Reel Short Film Competition for Filmmakers in 2021.
Do you have an incredible story to tell? Then submit your short film to My RØDE Reel for a chance to unbox your ideas, win fantastic cash prizes, and launch your filmmaking career.
Worth of Award
- The judge’s prize for My RØDE Reel Short Film Competition includes $250,000 in cash to the winner– the largest cash prize ever offered in a short film competition. You also get to win the following:
MZed 12-Month Pro Subscription, ARRI Unit Bag (S), Adobe CC 12-Month Subscription, Pelican 1615 Air Case, Musicbed 1-Year Personal Subscription, Insta360 ONE R 1-Inch, Zhiyun WEEBILL 2, DZOFILM Pictor Zoom Black Bundle 50-125/20-55 T2.8, Nanlite Forza500, Parabolic Softbox (120cm), FL-20G Fresnel Lens for Forza 500, LT-80 Lantern Softbox (80cm), MixPanel 150, Pavotube II 6C, RØDE NTG5, RØDE VideoMic NTG, RØDE VideoMic Pro+, RØDE Wireless GO II, RØDE Lavalier GO, RØDE Interview GO, RØDE MagClip GO, RØDELink Filmmaker Kit, RØDE Reporter, RØDE Blimp, RØDE Boompole Pro, RØDE NT5 MP, RØDE SC3, RØDE SC4, RØDE SC7, RØDE Complete Studio Kit, RØDE Deadcat VMP+, RØDE WS11.
- For genre prizes, you get to win US$10,000 in cash plus
- The competition is free to enter and open to any person, except employees of RØDE and residents of North Korea, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia.
- The competition will be void in any other jurisdiction where it is prohibited. Minors are entitled to enter the competition, provided they have the consent of a parent or guardian to enter and participate in the competition and provide that parent or guardian’s details upon entry to the competition for verification by RØDE.
- Entrants shall be considered as Minors for the purpose of the competition if they are over the age of 13 years old and under the age of 20 years old if they are from Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, or South Korea, and otherwise over the age of 13 years old and under the age of 18 years old.
How to Apply
- Click here to download your starter pack, access freebies from MZed and Musicbed, and check out past winning entries to get you inspired.
- Make a short film up to 3 minutes in length. It can be on any topic you like. Use the prize categories to inspire the direction of your film.
- Make a behind-the-scenes film, up to 3 minutes in length, that shows how you made your short film and features the RØDE product(s) that you used in your production.
- Sign up for a My RØDE Reel account, and complete the registration process. The registration page will open soon!
- Submit your film to My RØDE Reel. Once approved, it will appear on the ‘Watch’ page.
- Share your film and encourage your friends, family, and fans to vote – there’s a People’s Choice Prize to be won for the film with the most public votes!
For your behind-the-scenes film, all you need to do is give us an insight into how your short film was made. It can be anything from a montage of shots from production to a full-blown “making of” documentary – just remember to include a shot of the RØDE product(s) you used.
Deadline: Entries Close Wednesday, October 20th, 2021, 10 am (AEDT/GMT +11).