My Rode Reel Short Film Competition is here once again. The organizers are calling for applications for its 2021 edition. Arguably the world’s largest short film competition, this contest is organized by Australian microphone designing and manufacturing company RØDE Microphones.
According to the organizers, this edition will offer the competition’s biggest cash prize ever of $250,000 to the overall winner selected by the judges. There will also be a cash prize of $10,000 each for the winners of the other 2 categories i.e Genre and Special prizes.
Money is not the only part of the prizes for the winners as they will also get other goodies such as MZed Pro Subscription, ARRI Unit Bag (S), Adobe CC Subscription, Pelican 1615 Air Case, Musicbed 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, and various RØDE products.
Participants will be required to submit the following:
- 3 minutes long film based on any topic
- 3 minutes long behind the scenes film that features RØDE products in the production and shows how one made the short film.
These submissions should be made on the RØDE Reel website after one has created an account here before the 20th October 2021 deadline.
Submitted films will be reviewed by the panel of judges that comprises of Writer and Film Director Jess dela Merced, and Filmmakers Sunday Emerson Gullifer and Ryan Connolly.