The world's largest short film competition is back with yet another chance for aspiring filmmakers to show off their cinematic skills and win a ton of gear and prizes in the process.

But this year is a little different. My RØDE Reel is upping the ante and offering an unprecedented total of $1 million in cash to contest winners—and that's on top of the mountain of gear being given away. In fact, the winner of the Judges' Prize gets $200,000 in cold hard cash...boom! Nearly a quarter of a, like, 30+ pieces of gear and software that will fill out your filmmaking arsenal rather nicely.

How to Enter

The competition is really simple. Make a 3-minute short film, use a RØDE product to make that film, record a behind-the-scenes video that features you and your crew using that RØDE product, then upload your short and your BTS video to YouTube and send My RØDE Reel the links. It's that easy. 


As mentioned before, there is $1 million in cash up for grabs this year, as well as those bountiful, overflowing gear packages that My RØDE Reel is known for. Gear includes equipment from LUMIX, Nanlite, Zhiyun, Adobe, ARRI, MZed, Pelican, and much more.

A total of 28 winners will be chosen from 10 different categories: Judges' Choice, 5 Genre categories, including Drama, Comedy, Documentary, Animation, and Behind-the-Scenes, and 4 Special categories, including People's Choice, Young Filmmaker, Sound Design, and Best Chinese Film.

  • Judges' Choice: $200,000 in cash plus a loaded prize pack
  • 1st Place in Genre Categories: $75,000 in cash plus a loaded prize pack
  • 1st Place in Special Categories: $25,000 in cash plus a loaded prize pack

My RØDE Reel is now open. You have until 12PM (AEDT/GMT+10) Wednesday, October 7, 2020 to get your short film submissions in, so get to work!

Source: My RØDE Reel