My RØDE Reel is one of those filmmaking competitions creators look forward to participating in all year. In fact, 2020 saw entries triple compared to last year, with participants spanning across 114 countries and winners from 12 different countries taking home their share of $1 million in cash.

The competition is broken down by genre, including comedy, drama, documentary, animation, sound design, among others. The overall winner is selected by panel of judges including Selina Miles, Meyne Wyatt, and Ryan Connolly of Film Riot. 

Let's see who won: 

Judge's Choice

Overall Winner: ($200K): AMANZI OLWANDLE (Ocean water)
Timothy Hay, South Africa 


1st Place ($75K): The Starey Bampire – Amelia Farmer (Australia)
2nd Place ($30K): The Contract – Rick Darge (USA)
3rd Place ($15K): Social Distance – Myles Conti (Australia)


1st Place ($75K): Black.Matters – Kyndra Kennedy (USA)
2nd Place ($30K): Bear Hugs – Nick McLean (New Zealand)
3rd Place ($15K): This Dream I Have – Mason Beals (USA)


1st Place ($75K): The Last Video Store – Arthur Cauty (UK)
2nd Place ($30K): Cynthia – Calvin Lam (USA)
3rd Place ($15K): Origens, A Climbing History – 100 Limite Films (Brazil)


1st Place ($75K):  The Forbidden Zone – Zach Tolchinsky (USA)
2nd Place ($30K):  What a Waste – John Remar Lavina (Phillippines)
3rd Place ($15K): Tread – Matt Landkroon (New Zealand)

People's Choice 

1st Place ($25K): Harmless (Anodin) – Mathieu Jonckheere Yokaasan (Belgium)
2nd Place ($15K): Uprooted – Andre Pilli (USA)
3rd Place ($10K): Humans of Kerala – AJ Film Ferry (India)

Best Young Filmmaker 

1st Place ($25K): Unicorn Turbo Charge – Micah Martinez
2nd Place ($15K): Bricks and Guns – Joshua Parry
3rd Place ($10K): A Journey Through Wing Chun – Matthews Ma

Sound Design 

1st Place ($25K): Incident – David O’Connor (South Africa)
2nd Place ($15K): The Accident – Michael Lubin (USA)
3rd Place ($10K): Foleysh – Quokka Production (Italy)

Behind the Scenes 

1st Place ($25K): Flying Colours – Devon Dresback (USA)
2nd Place ($15K): Harmless (Anodin) – Mathieu Jonckheere Yokaasan (Belgium)
3rd Place ($10K): Noodle Power! – Gottfried Roodt and Lloyd Wilgen (South Africa)

You can check out the complete list of winners over at the My RØDE Reel. As for 2021, RØDE says the competition will return, so start thinking of ideas now. 

Source: Rode