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VIDEO: My RØDE Reel short film competition returns

Daniel Gumble
VIDEO: My RØDE Reel short film competition returns

RØDE has fired the starting gun on its My RØDE Reel short film competition, which offers entrants the chance to win a filmmaking kit worth a cool $30,000.

Now in its third year, the competition invites filmmakers of all styles and abilities to submit a short film of three minutes or less, along with a behind the scenes film that features a RØDE product being used during the production of the film.

The entry kit is available now at

In addition to the four marquee awards featured in previous years - Judges' Film award for the best short film, Judges' BTS award for the best behind-the-scenes reel, publicly voted People's Choice award for the most popular short film, and the Young Filmmaker award for the best short film by an entrant under the age of 18 – RØDE has also announced the introduction of the Female Filmmaker award. This award, selected by the judging panel, is designed to encourage and celebrate women in the film community. Each award winner will be presented with a production filmmaking kit valued at more than $30,000.
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Additional technical and genre awards are available for Best Sound Design, Best Soundtrack and more, with a prize pack being awarded for each.

And for the first time in 2016, RØDE has introduced a new genre award - 'Music Video' - to ‘acknowledge filmmaking's many and expanding forms’.

“We're extremely excited to launch My RØDE Reel for 2016.” commented Scott Emerton, RØDE's global marketing manager. “Over the past two years we've seen the global filmmaking community really get behind the competition and create some incredible cinematic experiences.

“Historically entries have been largely male dominated, however we're aiming to correct that this year with the addition of a Female Filmmaker award specifically designed to encourage women of all ages to get behind the camera and take part in My RØDE Reel.”

Entries for 'My RØDE Reel' are open from March 1st and close June 1st 2016.

Watch the clip below for more information on the competition.

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