My RØDE Reel 2015 – Major Award Winners Announced

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The now annual My RØDE Reel 2015 competition has announced its winners and has acknowledged some incredible films!

If you haven’t heard of the competition, it’s pretty simple. You make a short film 3 minutes or less, and you have to use at least one Rode product to capture the audio. In addition to making this film, you’re required to make a behind the scenes video explaining how you used their gear.

As an international competition, the quality of the films was great. I suspect the quality will continue to rise as the festival gains more notoriety. This year’s winners are a testament to the quality and story that can be delivered in 3 minutes. I encourage you to take the time and watch some of these! Great inspiration.

I also made a film that (unfortunately) didn’t win! You can see it here.

My RØDE Reel 2015 – Major Award Winners Announced


Congratulations to all of the 19 prize winners in this year's My RØDE Reel international short film competition, chosen from an incredible 1,190 entries, entered from 86 different countries.

It is our honour to have officially acknowledged 152 films across the 19 different prize categories – a testament to the high quality of filmmaking and the outstanding effort of each and every entrant.

Here at RØDE we have planned an extra special thanks to all entrants, over and above the exclusive 2015 My RØDE Reel Director’s T-shirt. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter to be the first to hear!

View All of the Winners and Finalists


Judges' Winner

‘GIFT' // My Rode Reel 2015

This film is about perception and understanding that everything is perfect always, maybe it's just you looking at it wrong. You can't control your surroundings, but you can control the way you see them. Gift dances to the sounds of his fears, he makes a rhythm out of them and creates something beautiful with his movement.


People's Choice


This is a dialog between the feeling of a film when it is ready, and the unconscious feeling that the editor has when he knows where and when he should cut. Through the subtleties of transforming feelings into images, the film intends to serve as a device that has music as its primary way of delivering a message. With editing, every aspect of life can be more interesting, even if you have no crew, one camera and one microphone to shoot it.


BTS Winner

Polterguest – My RØDE Reel 2015

Three roommates decide to rent out a room on Airbnb- YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENS NEXT. Actually, you can probably guess what it is, the name of our movie is “Polterguest”. It's a poltergeist.


Young Filmmaker


A man makes a discovery in a post-apocalyptic world where the atmosphere is toxic…

More about My RØDE Reel 2015 winners and finalists Here.

(cover photo credit: snap from RØDE)

Bret Hoy

Bret Hoy

Bret Hoy is a filmmaker, photographer and writer based out of St. Louis, Missouri. Mainly focused on documentary and experimental film, he has produced, directed, shot and edited many short films and a few long form works.

He shoots a lot and often.
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