$200,000 Worth of Prizes? Holy My RØDE Reel 2015 Short Film Competition!

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Last year’s inaugural My RØDE Reel competition brought in over 1,000 entries from almost 80 countries. This year, the pot has been dramatically sweetened, making My RØDE Reel 2015  the coolest candy store of motivation for filmmakers out there.

Somebody’s got to win it, so why not you? And even if you don’t, you’ll be richer for the experience in other ways.

RØDE has assembled an A-list set of judges (Rodney Charters, Vincent LaForet, Philip Bloom, Ryan Connolly) and mouth-watering prizes from top manufacturers (Atomos, Freefly, BlackMagic, Carl Zeiss, Miller, RedRock Micro, SmallHD, Teradek, Kessler, ThinkTank, Event, G-Tech, Adobe, RedGiant, Music Bed, Film Supply, and, of course, RØDE itself).

All for shorts no longer than three minutes.

Whaaat? Yup, three minutes, MAX.

Of course, we know that three minutes of screen time can mean orders of magnitude more work than that to get there, but it doesn’t get much better than this.

And again: it’s not just the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow — truly, it’s the journey on your way to becoming an even better filmmaker.

The journey includes a set of templates to help you plan and secure your film, from scripts to budgets and more. Add to that a pile of discounts once you sign up for the entry pack — and the experience of working on a new film where it counts — and it’s a pretty compelling proposition.

But back to the swag.

There are four major prize winners for My RØDE Reel 2015: Judges’ Film; People’s Choice; Judges’ BTS; and the Young Filmmaker awards. You want to know what real swag looks like? Check out this prize pack for the Judges’ Film:

Learn more about My RØDE Reel 2015 at www.rode.com/myrodereel. [bctt tweet=”My RODE Reel 2015: ultimate short film competition swag”]


My RØDE Reel 2015 Short Film Competition with over $200,000 in Prizes

My RØDE Reel is back in 2015 with a staggering $200,000 in prizes!

Open to all filmmakers of any experience level internationally, with prize winners being picked by a panel of industry leaders including Philip Bloom, Ryan Connolly, Vincent LaForet & Rodney Charters.

Entries open from the 2nd of March 2015 (AEST) and close on the 31st of May 2015 (AEST).

To receive your free entry pack visit www.myrodereel.com

Don't forget to share your progress with us on our social channels with the hashtag #myrodereel & #rodemic

My RØDE Reel 2015


Via RØDE Press:

Monday March 2nd 2015, Sydney Australia – Pro-audio brand RØDE Microphones is excited to announce that the ‘My RØDE Reel’ international short film competition – first launched in 2014 to huge international acclaim – will return in 2015, with an increased total prize pool of more than $200,000 in prizes.

My RØDE Reel’s inaugural competition saw RØDE receive a staggering 1,120 entries from 76 countries worldwide, with nine category winners sharing a total prize pool of over $70,000, making it the largest short film competition of its kind.

Entrants to ‘My RØDE Reel’ are required to create a short film of three minutes or less, as well as a behind-the-scenes reel that features a RØDE product being used during the production of the film. RØDE has provided an entry pack that steps through the process, as well as templates for scripting, storyboarding and more, available now by registering at www.myrodereel.com.

There are three main awards and prize packs of filmmaking gear available to win — a Judges’ Film award for the best short film in competition, a Judges’ BTS award for the best behind-the-scenes reel, and a publicly voted People’s Choice award for the most popular short film. Each of these award winners will be presented with an enviable production filmmaking kit valued at more than $40,000.

Additional technical and genre awards and prize packs are available for Best Sound Design, Best Soundtrack and more, and for the first time in 2015 RØDE has announced a Young Filmmaker award, to acknowledge and encourage entrants under the age of 18.


My RØDE Reel 2015

RØDE Press Continued

Joining an incredible list of sponsors and bringing the 2015 total prize pool to more than $200,000 are Atomos and Freefly Systems, supplying their Shogun 4K RAW Recorder and MOVI M5 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer respectively to multiple prize packs. They join an already illustrious list of sponsors including BlackMagic, Carl Zeiss lenses, Miller tripods, RedRock Micro rigs, SmallHD and Teradek monitoring equipment, Kessler sliders and jibs, ThinkTank Photo bags, Event studio monitors, G-Technology storage solutions, software from Adobe and RedGiant, licensing credit from The Music Bed and Film Supply, and of course plenty of RØDE microphones. A full list of the prize packs is available at www.myrodereel.com.

Once again, RØDE has brought together a respected judging panel for ‘My RØDE Reel’ that includes inspirational pioneer filmmakers Philip Bloom, Ryan Connolly, Vincent LaForet and Rodney Charters.

“Last year’s My RØDE Reel was really one of the best film competitions I have ever judged.” commented Philip Bloom. “The calibre of entries from all over the world was superb. I can’t wait to see what we get this year, it’s going to be even better I am sure.”

“I’m really excited to engage with the next generation of filmmakers and to see what they come up with in the RODE Reel competition in 2015” added Vincent LaForet. “2014 was an impressive year and I can’t wait to see what they come up with this time!”

Putting its “money where its mouth is”, RØDE has put together its own short film plus a complete series of behind the scenes tutorials to highlight the production process. Hosted by filmmaker Clinton Harn and the RØDE Production team, the course guides viewers through the filmmaking process from pre-production through to shooting and on to post-production.

Entries for ‘My RØDE Reel’ are open from March 2nd and close June 1st. All entrants will receive the exclusive 2015 My RØDE Reel Directors T-shirt, and a free subscription to Hollywood DP Shane Hurlbut’s “Inner Circle” online community.

Visit www.myrodereel.com now to learn more.

(cover photo credit: snap from RØDE Press)

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