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TWO WEEKS UNTIL MY RØDE REEL ENTRIES CLOSE

Posted on Sep 30, 2020 by Pro Moviemaker

There are just two weeks left until entries for My Rode Reel close, and with it, the chance for filmmakers to win a share of $1 million in cash. The competition closes at 12PM Wednesday, 7 October

My Rode 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 Rode awarding over $3.5 million in prizes to both emerging and established filmmakers. My Rode 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 Rode microphones and filmmaking gear.

My Rode Reel marked a new milestone when it launched its 2020 edition in July, announcing that the top films would win a share of US $1 million in cash – the biggest cash prize ever offered in a short film competition.

This includes a life-changing $200,000 major prize, which will be awarded to the best film as chosen by the three judges: actor Meyne Wyatt, director Selina Miles, and filmmaker Ryan Connolly.

In addition to the Judges’ Choice, there are nine categories: five genre categories – Drama, Comedy, Action, Documentary, Animation and Behind-The-Scenes – and four special categories – People’s Choice, Sound Design, Young Filmmaker, and Best Chinese Film. The top three films for each category will receive a cash prize – all-in-all, 28 filmmakers will win a share in the money.

As well as the incredible cash prize pool, Rode 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, Rode microphones and accessories.

Combined with the cash, this brings the total prize pool to over $1.5 million, by far the biggest offering from any short film competition.

Visit the My RØDE Reel website for more information on the prizes and categories.

HOW TO ENTER

Entering My Rode Reel is easy:

  • Head to myrodereel.com and log in or sign up for an account to access the starter pack. This contains the My Rode Reel title card, which must feature at the start of your film.
  • Make a 3-minute short film. The brief is completely open – use the different categories to inspire the direction of your film.
  • Make a 3-minute behind-the-scenes (BTS) film, which must feature a Rode product.
  • Upload your short film and BTS film to YouTube, then submit this link to myrodereel.com.
  • Share your film for a chance to win a People’s Choice Prize.

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